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Sutton Girls
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Group status: We can't wait until the 19th June - we have our popcorn ready!



We are a group of Year 7 and 8 students who thoroughly enjoy reading. Some of us were involved in the Shadowing group last year and loved every second! We meet every week and it's so nice to chat to other students about the books. All the books this year are fantastic and we can't wait to find out who the winner is!!!!

Lydia, Emily and Samantha

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mia
I truly loved this book. I truly utterly adored it!!! It was such a gripping story with so much description and involvement with each character. Howev . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mia
Oh this book was horrible...in the best possible way. It's super easy to live in oblivion if you have a privileged life in Australia. The refugee cris . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mia
Such a thrilling read! The main characters were so interesting and different in their own way. I loved how there was so much mystery and tension throu . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Emily
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth This is a gentle, entertaining book with a style that makes it suitable for a wide range of ages and there are so . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Emily
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth This is a gentle, entertaining book with a style that makes it suitable for a wide range of ages and there are so . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Saffron
The Bone Sparrow was without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read. Unlike many other books the topics are so real and touching. The author, Za . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emily
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon This is a thoughtful, contemporary and interesting book where the characters light up on the page like real peop . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mia
This book was quite a hard book to get into, it kept on swapping characters between Alice Nightingale to Manny James and I found it very difficult to . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Louisa
This is an amazing book with an amazing storyline the main characters have no idea that within a few short months their very different lives would bec . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eryn
The Smell Of Other People's Houses: a questionable title, but, in my opinion, a brilliant book. It is based in Alaska, in the 1970s, shortly after Ala . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Dua
This book is very interesting, though maybe more for the younger years rather than ages of 11+. I honestly think it is a very well structured and wel . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Rhea
Wolf Hollow is a gripping book and I could hardly put it down. Annabelle is the smart main character who would do anything for her friend Ruth. Even i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lois
It was a difficult to read because Alice (the narrarator) has a speech disorder so it was difficult to understand what was going on. It was a good boo . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Louisa
This is an amazing book with a really deep plot and a sad ending. Subhi is a refugee in a camp with overseers who treat them horribly. There is only o . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mia
The dark and gripping tale of Wolf Hollow is told through the eyes of 12 year old Annabelle. Set during WWII, its the story of girl, whose idyllic far . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emily Robson
Wolf Hollow - Review This book is set in the autumn of 1943 in Pennsylvania, where this season darkens the nights so the headstrong Annabelle McBri . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily Robson
Salt to the Sea - Review This is a clever and thought-provoking book told by four characters whose lives interweave and connect in the Baltic area . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Dua
I enjoyed this book thoroughly! It is expressive and shows the mind of someone who has had a broken past. This girl, Alice, is descriptive yet does no . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eryn
This book was one of the best books I've ever read. It is about the little known sinking of a ship called the Wilheim Gustloff. The Wilheim Gustloff w . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Leah
I read this book over the holidays and was hooked by it! I spent hours trying to finish it! It follows 4 different teenagers and I would highly recomm . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lydia
It is a sort of book that needed to be made. It was a very moving book and really showed the innocence of children. The ending was unexpected and I fe . . .
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Railhead by Tabitha
Railhead is a sci-if set in a galaxy not so far away... When I started this book it was quite good, however, I got bored quickly and couldn't really g . . .
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Railhead by Savannah
This book is honestly amazing! It is solely for the curious, those wanting to know what is through the next K-Gate. Rail Head is full of mystery and s . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Izzy
Wow! This book is original and unusual. It explores everything, even the senses. It's like you are actually there! It's rare to find someone who can d . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Louisa
This book was really good and it really showed how much different people felt in the Second World War. I would recommend this to people who like trage . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lillie-Mai
Wolf Hollow is a book which features a mystery, it's set in the midst of World War 2 though this is not the main theme. It's well written and I finish . . .
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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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