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TallisCarnegie2014
London,
Group status: We are currently reading The Smell of Other People's Houses.
We are now TallisCarnegie2017! We are a group of Year 7 and 8 students, with an equal split of girls and boys.

The Bone Sparrow by Madeline
I thought The Bone Sparrow was a great book with interesting ideas and truth hidden inside the story. It's about a refugee called Subhi whose lived i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Remy
Although i did not have time to fully read this final book for the carnegie book awards i am truly enjoying it! The story makes you feel compassion fo . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Madeline
I LOVED this book! Salt to the Sea is brilliant, intertwining the journeys of different people into one and recreating a real marine disaster that too . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Madeline
I found Sputnik not as interesting as some of the other books I had read and with its humour and strange ideas I think it would be better for younger . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Remy
The smell of other peoples houses was a pleasure to read, similarly to salt in the sea, the smell of other peoples houses follows four main protagonis . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Remy
At this point Salt to the sea has to be my favourite book. Although the story is not entirely true it sheds light on the most deadly disaster in mari . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Remy
This is truly just a fun and amusing, easy to read book. Although it was aimed at a younger target audience i honestly really enjoyed it!. The story f . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Freddy
This book is very clever and well done. The protagonist is Annabelle who is having trouble as she is being bullied by the extremely well crafted yet i . . .
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Railhead by Freddy
Railhead is a very interesting concept however it is not really the style of book. However I like the plot of the book it reminds quite a lot of Marve . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Freddy
This book is not only emotional but extremely relevant. It tells the story of a boy born and raised in a refugee camp, not being able to experience th . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Freddy
Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth was, to be honest, a bit boring however the only reason for this was that it was clearly meant for someone at a younge . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Remy
This book is utterly fantastic, it is about a boy named Subhi who was born in a refugee camp, living his entire life without venturing out into the wo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Callie
The book was okay but I thought it was quite boring and aimed at younger readers like 10 year olds as I think they would enjoy that type of book more . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Callie
This book was absolutely amazing. It was completely heartbreaking about Subhi's story and how life is like for him in the refugee camp. It was amazing . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Callie
I really liked Wolf Hollow and the different characters. I like how it related to a real life situation like bullying. I really liked the mysterious T . . .
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Railhead by Callie
I liked the action and mystery of the whole book and how it was quite fast paced. It's not really my type of book but I enjoyed it anyway. I liked the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Madeline
I found this book rather interesting and highly enjoyable as I liked the way it was set in a real place and time (in America after the war). Lauren cl . . .
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Railhead by Madeline
I really enjoyed reading this book, with its exiting story line and strange futuristic ideas. The way everything was described allowed me to imagine c . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Esteban
Wolf Hollow was an amazing book filled with drama and mystery which made the book and the storyline amazing. I don't really want to say much except yo . . .
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Railhead by Esteban
Railhead is based on a future where humans have thousands of civilisations on other plants. The story focuses on Zen Starling, a petty thief who is re . . .
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Railhead by Remy
Although i'm not specifically into the sci-fi genre, Railhead honestly surprised me! It is a truly imaginative book full of thought provoking concepts . . .
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Railhead by Kit
When I first looked at this book cover I thought that it would be boring and unsatisfying to read,but as they say "Don't judge a book by its cover!".S . . .
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Blackheath Book Chicks
Blackheath High School
London,
Blackheath Bluecoat Secondary School
St Matthew Academy
London,
 
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
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .