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City Academy Norwich
Norwich,
Group status: Reading

Our Carnegie Book Group

We all belong to book groups held in the LRC at City Academy Norwich. We are planning to shadow the Carnegie Awards and are really looking forward to plenty of debate about who we think should win. We will be writing reviews and preparing video reviews to post on this page. We are will have our own vote on the winning book and then celebrate by attending a debate, student vote and quiz with our fellow TEN Federation schools at the University Technology College. We will then watch the live webcast of the Carnegie award ceremony to see which book is the winner.

Anoushka Apelian

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Caitlyn
"The smell of other people's houses" was a very interesting book to read as their are four main characters who each tell their own story in separate c . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Katie
The book itself was really touching and moving however it was really confusing and difficult to understand in parts. To be honest my favourite charact . . .
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Wolf Hollow by suja
Wolf Hollow is actually a really emotional book. It talks from a perspective of an 11 year old girl named Annabelle who lives in a place called Wolf H . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Favor
This book is absolutely amazing. You learn so much about it. First, it shows how people live in the world without a full set of family. It also shows . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lauryn
This book is absolutely amazing! It teaches us the importance of family, friendship, and freedom. It has a way of showing us what we appreciate and wh . . .
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Railhead by Tamzin
I enjoyed this book a lot and would love to read the sequel. This is about a young boy who was once a thief and was living of what he had stolen. Now . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Caitlyn
I got roughly half way through this book and i just couldn't get into it. I couldn't even tell you what happened. I really didn't enjoy it . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jenna
Wolf hollow is a good book to read. It's about a girl and this other girl is a bit of a bully to her. Then suddenly the bully goes missing and the gir . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by emily
The stars at Oktober Bend is a wonderfuls story. At the end she got a scholarship to an Art School in the city and Manny and Lousia helped her. In th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Simone
I'm writing a review on the book 'The Smell of other People's houses'. When I read the title, I found it very odd because it's not a 'normal' book tit . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lauryn
I loved this book! I especially loved how the main character is someone who has nowhere to really call home, and has been set with the task of finding . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Grace
To be honest I didn't really enjoy this book and it was a tiny bit childish however near the end it was quite interesting and mysterious and it was qu . . .
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Railhead by lydia
Railhead is a great, wild adventure following Zen, a first class criminal on the run. Zen asks some friends to join him on his travels on the train. I . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Suja
This book is about life in a refuge camp. It about a boy who was born in a refugee camp and has been there all his life. This book talks about how he . . .
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Railhead by Lauryn
I really enjoyed this book. It was a real page-turner. Zen Starling has been hired by a man known as Raven to steal an object, which seems worthless, . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by lucy
I didn't like this book. I found this book a hard read and boring. I didn't really like the characters. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Favor
This book is outstanding! It teaches us about family, friendship and freedom. It also teaches us about appreciating what we have and the things we tak . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tamzin
This book is really good. It's a romantic novel about a young boy who falls in love with a girl at first sight. He wanted to find her again after seei . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Anoushka
Salt to the Sea is a moving story about the sinking of the Gustloff ship. The story follows a group of characters escaping from Germany as Russian tro . . .
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Railhead by Anoushka
Railhead is a science fiction novel that stays within familiar tropes, but defies clich├ęs. With great descriptions, and detailed world building, Rail . . .
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Which book did you enjoy the most?

Beck
Wolf Hollow
Railhead
Salt to the Sea
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
The Smell of Other People's Houses
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of screen-plays and, along with director Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony . .

 

 

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