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Oxford High School
Oxford,
Group status: Exams finished horray! More time for reading again...

OHS Carnegie Shadowers 2018

We mostly love the shortlist - great debate cookies and cake. After The Fire and The Hate U Give right up there as group favourites, such an insight into areas not much known about and the injustice of our modern World.

Everyone!!! :-)

The Hate U Give by Olivia
The Hate U Give is a beautiful and twisted tale of bravery, barely vailed emotions and sheer pain. Written in the first person, Angie Thomas lets you . . .
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Saint Death by Olivia
Saint Death left me quite confused and unsure of what the author was trying to attain from the reader. It began on a fairly common trail: Sedgwick was . . .
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Release by Amy
I found this book a bit confusing due to the change of perspective but the story had a very good plot. Release is about a boy called Adam who is gay, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tatty
Is ignorance really bliss? Crow was pushed into sea when she was a few hours old, that same sea bought her to Osh , her adopted father. She lives on . . .
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Saint Death by Tatty
Arturo's world is one filled with violence gangs and drugs. He lives in a slum in Mexico, his house made of cardboard as is the box which holds his pl . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amy
Where The World Ends was an interesting book about living with what you have and carrying on no matter how hard things get. This book did not have a v . . .
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Release by Tatty
One spirit trapped in a closet the other to a queen. Adam's parents are dedicated to the true path and while normally that doesn't affect Adam it does . . .
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Thornhill by Amy
I really enjoyed the mix of images and writing in Thornhill. It is unique and interesting. The creepy dolls and black and white pictures add to the . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tatty
What if to survive you had to risk your life? Every year a group of boys and men are sent onto the stack, at another time of year so are the girls and . . .
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Rook by Tatty
A rook soaring in the sky is stopped short as are the dreams of a boy. Almost as short as this book. While the plot of this story was very good I did . . .
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After the Fire by Tatty
At first there was nothing then there was God then there was man then woman then Father Patrick and then ,sadly, Father John. After the fire is a b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by tatiana newton
Yellow are timid, blues are strong, Grey are wise and rarely wrong. Green are daring, pink give cuddles Oranges are silly and get in muddles Purpl . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charlotte
Don't laugh. He's dangerous. Fidge's little sister, Minnie, seems like your average toddler who can't pronounce her 'r's. She's obsessed with the p . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amelia
Where the World Ends is about a group of boys going to Warrior stac as a fowling party. The boys work hard and they soon gather enough birds for their . . .
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Saint Death by Jessica
This book was deep and fascinating. It went into the depths of living a poor, desperate and dangerous life. Even though this book was deep it was also . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lola
It all starts when Minnie drops her beloved toy called Wed Wabbit. Her older sister, Fidge, kicks him in the road. We don't really know why she did th . . .
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After the Fire by Jessica
This book was nerve racking and exciting, the writing was very descriptive of the sights and sounds and smells that you felt almost as if you were the . . .
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Saint Death by Elizabeth
Saint Death Drugs, violence and poverty, these three things make up Arturo's world in El Norte, which resides on the Mexican side of the border, that . . .
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Rook by Elizabeth
Rook Funny, warm and charming, Rook is a novel which really captures the essence of life for the younger generation. Following the experiences of a b . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jessica
This was a gripping story that left me not wanting to put the book down. The story line kept taking new twists which added even more excitement to the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Francesca
The Hate You Give is about a girl called Starr who is an ordinary girl who just happens to be Black. That is until she witnesses a traumatic experienc . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jessica
A thoroughly stunning book, after you have read the beginning, it starts to get exciting. There are some parts that give you so much adrenaline and te . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charlotte - Rook, not WW
A raw, believable, touching tale of brotherhood and growing up, Rook gently explores what it means to start making decisions for yourself. When Nicky . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elizabeth
The Hate U Give This book is a fantastic view on the racial inequalities that have occurred and still continue to occur in different parts of th . . .
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Saint Death by I.W.R.A
Arturo lives in Anapra, Mexico, his home is a shack made from crates, sheets of iron and old cardboard. He earns enough money at work, to get by but . . .
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Wed Wabbit by I Will Remain Anonymous
Before I started Wed Wabbit I was under the impression that it was a strange and boring book. But I was pleasantly surprised by it. It certainly was . . .
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Where the World Ends by Charlotte
An intriguing yet thrilling page-turner, Where the World Ends transports your mind, and soul to the summer of 1727. A group of 12 men and boys from th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelia
Yellows are timid, Blues are strong grey are wise and rarely wrong Green are daring, Pink give cuddles Orange are silly and get in muddles Purple . . .
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After the Fire by Francesca
"After the Fire" is about a girl called Moonbeam and how she lives in "The Legion" in the desert in Texas.The Legion is controlled by Father John a so . . .
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Thornhill by Iphigenie
Do you love amazing illustrations, and a captivating story line? Then Thornhill is definitely for you! This creepy novel is half words, half illustrat . . .
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The Hate U Give by L.K.T
Filled to the brim with popular culture and very real humour, The Hate U Give brings people who live a life a world away from drugs, and gunfights, an . . .
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After the Fire by L.K.T
You don't know anything about her, other than that she's probably female and she's going through a traumatic experience of gunshots and fire and confl . . .
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Saint Death by Apsara
Arturo is a boy who lives in the slums of Anapra, on the border of Mexico. His life is not the best, but it is normal. He works for his living in the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Iphigenie
When Fidge's sister Minnie has an accident, Fidge knows she must help her all she can. With the help of her awful cousin Graham, she has to persue her . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tatty
The Hate U Give is an inspirational story about injustice, racism and bravery. When Starr watches one of her oldest friends die at the gun point of a . . .
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After the Fire by Elizabeth
After The Fire: After The Fire, in my opinion, is one of the best books ever to be shortlisted on . . .
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After the Fire by Charlotte
After the Fire gripped me from the first page. It follows the fascinating story of Moonbeam with snippets of her life before, and then after the fire . . .
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Release by Olivia C. E. R.
An enchantress rising from the waters, locks herself into a girl's wish, a boy, closing into his his fears, looks for the key. Adam lives in a dull, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by L.K.T
Cuttyhunk - the island off the coast of USA, where our story is set. Pekinese - the barren island that used to be home to a leper colony. Oss - Crow . . .
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Thornhill by Annabelle
This book was amazing! The story told with words flowed perfectly into the pictures making a beautiful book with a creepy twist at the end. This aweso . . .
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Rook by L.K.T
Anthony McGowan is an incredible author. The book is very well written, in a very believable style. It's from the point of view of Nicky, and I can be . . .
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Which Carnegie book cover do you like best?

The Hate U Give
After the Fire
Wed Wabbit
Rook
Beyond the Bright Sea
Saint Death
Where the World Ends
Release
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .

 

 

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