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Shebbear College
Beaworthy, Devon
Group status: Preparing a presentation on 'Wolf Hollow'

We are a group of Form 2, Year 8, students who have been reading as many of the shortlisted titles as possible. We're looking forward to meeting with other Shadowing groups and are preparing a presentation about Wolf Hollow for that event. Emma Carroll is coming to speak to us which should be good. Oliver, Mikey, Bella, Sophie, Tiggs, Charlie, Alex, Harrison and Aaron

Salt to the Sea by Adam
'Salt to the sea', by Ruta Sepetys, is a heart-rendering, poignant tale. World war two. Four young refugees leave their homelands, in order to sail . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Oliver
This book was very good. It was a gripping and definitely a page turner; I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mikey
This was a very good book the book had an interesting format of following a large number of different characters which some readers may find hard to f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Aaron/Timo
This was an amazing, moving book. The Bone Sparrow was a great idea and we really liked it, we would like to thank Zana Frillion for writing this amaz . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs W
Alice and Manny both know what it is like to be damaged. Alice from an horrific brain injury; Manny from being conscripted as a child soldier. Alice' . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs W
This is a beautifully written, heart-rending tale. Subhi, born in a refugee camp and with no experience of the 'real' world, finds hope in the midst o . . .
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Barnstaple Library
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Barnstaple, Devon
Which one of the shortlisted books is your favourite?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
5% (1 vote)

The Smell of Other People's Houses
35% (7 votes)

30% (6 votes)

Rail Head
5% (1 vote)

Salt to the Sea
10% (2 votes)

Wolf Hollow
15% (3 votes)

Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


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 . .