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UAH - Hooked On Books
Spalding,
Group status: Reading the books on the shortlist...

We are Hooked on Books.

We are Hooked On Books - quite literally! We meet every Friday during the first half of lunch in the Upper LRC. We are a mixed bookshelf of readers with diverse reading tastes.

Liam and Mrs G

Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
I thought that Beyond the Bright Sea was an amazing book but to be totally truthful I would have never picked it up off the shelf and it was nothing l . . .
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After the Fire by Owen
After the Fire was a good book described in two different point of views, one before the fire one after. It goes into a lot of detail and describes th . . .
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Release by Owen
Release is great book from the point of view of a bi-sexual teenager called Adam who has a father who scolds him for everything, the view of a faun an . . .
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Rook by Amy
i thought that Rook was an amazng book. The heartwarming adventure left me with a roller coaster of emotions and i must admit i was truly hooked. To . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Eleanor
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk tells the story of twelve-year-old Crow who washed ashore on one of the Elizabeth Islands when she was just hours . . .
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Rook by Mikey
Firstly, I would like to say that 'Rook' was an incredibly heart-warming and enjoyable read. It is one book of three in a series, but can also be a st . . .
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The Hate U Give by Joshua
I never really took anything in. I never got into it and that is why it took me ages to get through it. I would say it is for adults. It had a lot of . . .
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After the Fire by Brandon
After the Fire is about 18 year old Moonbeam's psychological recovery after living a traumatic and horrific life at the base. She learns to trust the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs McBarron
I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book although I did try and read it with an open mind and reminded myself that it is written for a you . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs G
This book is remarkable. I could not put it down...I was gripped from the very start and it kept hold of me until the very end! The story focusses . . .
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Where the World Ends by Miss Kettlewell
The front cover itself appeared quite ominous and initially enticed me into believing that 'Where the World Ends' would be a gripping and informative . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rosie R
I wead Wed Wabbit, and I am now talking in his extremely contagious fashion. Fidge is accidentally sucked into her little sister's storybook parad . . .
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Saint Death by Archie
This book was very difficult to pronounce Mexican cities and foreign language. It was a bit too hard for me, but I read a few chapters. The starting w . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs McBarron
Where the World Ends is based on a true, historical event. It tells the story of a group of men and boys left stranded on a remote sea stack for nine . . .
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Rook by Owen
Rook is a very good short book with unending humour and unexpected twists. He saves a rook ,but doubts it will survive but then again he has got probl . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mikey
Where the World Ends is a novel based upon a true story, and is written by Geraldine McCaughrean. The story details the perilous adventure of a boy na . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs McBarron
I found Saint Death incredibly slow and hard to get into and it wasn't until I was near the end that I really started to be gripped by this powerful a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs G
The Hate U Give is a fascinating read. The insight it offers into American black communities and their relationship with the police is shocking. It . . .
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Saint Death by Miss Kettlewell
I was initially attracted to the vibrant and striking image displayed on the front cover of this shortlisted title. Although, when reading the blurb, . . .
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Rook by Mrs McBarron
It is lovely to see a book designed for reluctant and dyslexic readers featuring on the Carnegie shortlist. I really liked this book and although sho . . .
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Where the World Ends by Owen
This is based on a true story in St Kilda about a boy named Quinn during the year 1727 when a fowling party goes out to a remote sea stack. They expec . . .
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Rook by Liam
Rook is an amazing stand-alone book that is gripping right from the very start. McGowan's book begins talking about a bird (Rook) and then he grips us . . .
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Rook by Miss Kettlewell
Rook is part of a Barrington Stoke, dyslexia friendly/ reluctant reader trilogy. Despite being the third book in the series, McGowan seamlessly contin . . .
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Rook by Mrs G
I absolutely loved the opening chapter of this book; it is told from the perspective of the rook and it had me gripped. The book is a heart-warming . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs McBarron
As I enjoyed 'Wolf Hollow' by Lauren Wolk last year, I was looking forward to reading this and it didn't disappoint me. Crow has lived on a small i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs McBarron
The Hate U Give is a powerful, thought-provoking and emotional read which I really enjoyed and couldn't put down. I was hooked from the first page. . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs McBarron
I loved this book and it is my favourite of all the shortlisted books I have read so far. The book is loosely based on the Waco siege in Texas in 1 . . .
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Release by Mikey
Considering I wouldn't usually be one to step out of my comfort zone, I found 'Release' to be a rather enjoyable read. The story mainly focuses on . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs G
Most of the story takes place in the fictitious world of the Wimbly Woos; Fidge and Graham must face their feelings and overcome their fears to find a . . .
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Release by Mrs McBarron
I found this an easy and enjoyable read, although perhaps not suitable for younger readers due to some of the content. The main part of the book is w . . .
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CarnegieCake United!
Spalding,
Long Sutton Reading Stars
Long Sutton,
Which is your favourite reading position?

Lying on your back
5% (1 vote)

Sitting in bed
37% (7 votes)

Lounging on the sofa
53% (10 votes)

 
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
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .

 

 

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