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Shebbear College
Beaworthy, Devon
Group status: We are preparing to deliver an exciting presentation on the book, 'Release', by Patrick Ness.

Championing the shortlist!

We are a group of year 7,8 and 9 students and we are all reading books shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. We all enjoy reading and are thrilled and excited about what might happen next in each book...


After the Fire by Adam
'After the fire' is beautifully narrated. Set in the compound of the Lord's Legion, Texas, it hooks the reader immediately with a gripping descriptio . . .
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Rook by Niall
Rook is an enjoyable, although short book. It is about Nicky and his brother, Kenny, who has learning difficulties, but both of the siblings have prob . . .
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Release by Niall
Release is a well written, surprising book; you never know what is about to happen and you can't predict the ending. Adamís character is convincing a . . .
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Release by Oliver
When I picked this book up, I didn't think that I would enjoy it, however I found it to be a thrilling and exiting novel. I think that Release by P . . .
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Saint Death by Niall
This book is gripping and often surprising. I learned a lot about the situation that the characters were living in, such as their belief in Santa Muer . . .
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Saint Death by Adam
Saint Death is an exasperating thriller set in Mexico, near the chaos-struck border. Arturo lives among this violence-struck backdrop, but to support . . .
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Bideford College
Barnstaple Library
Okehampton Book Worms
Okehampton, Devon
Callington Community College
Which is your favourite?

Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
The Escape by Robert Muchamore
Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
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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


Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls, the Chaos Walking series, More Than This, The Ask and the Answer, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, and The Crane Wife. He is twice winner . .