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Group status: We are having a great time reading all the books and plan to have a Skype conversation with Ruta Septeys the author of salt to the sea. So far Railhead is at the top of our reading barometer.

Our Fabulous Reading Club!!!

We Are Reading Realm From Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School In Faversham, Kent. We are a group of twelve enthusiastic children and two devoted members of staff. We read each book with great care and decifer the true inner meaning with great precision. We are a book club that meets every Friday lunch time and enjoy reading and talking about books.

Alfie Mulcahy

Salt to the Sea by Agnes
This book is about four young people who get caught up in the German refugee crisis(during WWII), and their strange backrounds. The book covers some s . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Darcey
This book is about four children (a nurse, a deserter, a 15 year old pregnant escape. This book is a really lovely polish girl and a sailor) who are t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Zack
This book is very emotive and is set in the second world war and is a girl who meets a man named Toby and a bully that acutaly gets Toby arrested. Thi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Zack
This is a really well written book but people might be put of by the childish cover. I think this is a really good book and it is very entertaining re . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alfie
This book was not as emotionally powerful as Wolf Hollow or as action packed as Railhead. I found this book hard to decipher and had to read each char . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sydney
This is a very touching story and I really got into it. I would love to read it again. What else can you say about a book this good? This story is bea . . .
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Railhead by Toby 1
I think this book is exceedingly awesome. I found all the planets really interesting and the trains really cool. There is a load of action, drama and . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alfie
This book is set in a refugee camp around 3 years ago during the Australian refugee crisis. This book focused on hope and how important it is to hold . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alfie
This book felt a bit easy to read because it was aimed at younger children. Frank Cotrell-Boyce is a brilliant scrips writer for Doctor Who and i don' . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alfie
This book was not as eventful as railhead but left you in just as much suspence the way Lauren Wolk puts the story into a lovely woodland surrounding . . .
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Railhead by Rory
I loved Railhead for this simple reason: it gave me a stimulating buzz. The sci-fi ideas were good. I particularly loved Raven's character. He seemed . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Isla
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a great book, full of tension and mystery but with a perfect balance of comedy. I would recommend it for all ages . . .
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Railhead by Alfie
Zen Starling is a thief. He steals jewellery and sells them to Uncle Bugs (a Hive Monk/creature made out of millions of insects) for a high price. Rav . . .
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Railhead by Toby
I found Railhead a hard book to get into due to the naming of the different places and people and trains. This was a problem to me because you forgot . . .
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Beck by Gary
Beck is a well written book that has had a lot of research put into it. It is a sad and moving piece with a couple of adult parts. I think beck will w . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lara
This novel is a beautiful, lyrical story that is simply & innocently told. It illustrates the resilience of the human spirit to make our voices heard. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lara
This is a brilliant, emotional book with beautifully created characters who you can really empathise with. Salt to the Sea essentially brings history . . .
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The Bone Sparrow
Salt To The Sea
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Sputnicks Guide To Life On Earth
The Stars At Oktober Bend
The Smell Of Other Peoples Houses
Title: The Machine Gunners
Author: Robert Westall
Winning Year: 1975

Living in Britain during World War Two, Chas McGill is determined to outdo his rival Boddser Brown in obtaining the ultimate war souvenir. When he finds a crashed German bomber in the woods complete with machine gun, he knows he can not only beat Boddser


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 music. We



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