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Rodborough Readers
Milford, Surrey
Group status: Brilliant rate of reading and reviewing. A fantastic group of shadowers this year.

The Rodborough Readers 2017

We are keen readers from years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Some of us have shadowed the Carnegie Medal before and some of us are very new to the process. We will be taking part in an inter school quiz in June for the Federation Literature Cup. The quiz is based on the Carnegie short listed books that the four schools in our federation have been reading. We are all keen to take part.

Mrs Armstrong-Harris

The Bone Sparrow by Ella
The Bone Sparrow I think The Bone Sparrow is an interesting and different book. I have not come across many other books covering the same topic and I . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ysabel
Wolf hollow was one of the best books I read on the list. it all happens when Anabelle turns 12. A girl called Betty moves into town and causes troubl . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Maisie
I loved this book! It had so many thrills and adventures you just wanted carry on reading! This book starts with Prez going to stay with a new family . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sascha
This book was really confusing and it wasn't the easiest to read, but on a happier note it had a good twist and back story to it. I would recommend it . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Zoe
I liked this book because you can see how each character sees the world and what they do in each situation. It isn't my favourite book though because . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Zoe
I really like this book because you can really connect to the characters and what they're going through. You as a reader get to watch how the characte . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Zoe
I didn't like this book very much because Annabelle was trying to save Betty and Toby but they both died in the end and all her efforts were wasted. A . . .
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Railhead by Zoe
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was full of adventure from the start to the finish and I can't wait to read the next one. It is definitely a winner to me. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by India
I really enjoyed this book because I loved the story and how sweet it was. I also liked how you really felt sympathy for the characters as there were . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Hannah
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a book that you never want to put down. Prez Mellows was taken away from his Granddad after an unfortunate inciden . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Leah
I really enjoyed Salt to the Sea and my favourite characters were Florian and Emilia because they were very brave and were practically the same they b . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sascha
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a great book and I really enjoyed reading it and I definitely recommend it to people who like a bit of funny and c . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
Another 'real life' type story which was engaging and deeply sad in some places. The story centres around the two main characters, Manny and Alice, bo . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
I started Railhead and I am sorry to say I gave up. I very rarely give up on a book but I was starting from the position of not really being a sci fi . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
I enjoyed reading this one and finished it in a couple of days. It is a 'real life' type story which was engaging and pulled me in to the lives of the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Grace
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is a humorous fast paced book for children aged 8-11 (I am 13 so it is not my choice of book but I have read worse! . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by India
I liked this book especially at the end, although I felt it took quite a long time for it to get going. My favourite bit of the book was at the very e . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jessica
I really enjoyed this book, I was gripped the whole way through. I couldn't put it down It took a while to get exiting as it was mostly setting the sc . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by India
At the beginning of the book,it was a bit boring and it took quite a long time to get going. I really like the subject and the setting of this book, h . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Leah
I really enjoyed Wolf Hollow because it showed a girl who never gave up and tried to protect her friend Toby. Annabelle was having a normal life until . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sascha
I enjoyed The Smell of Other People's Houses because it shows a great Story. It tells you lots of other people's lives. My favourite character is Ruth . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Millie
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was interesting and good. Near the end it got very on edge and sad as Toby and Betty both die, and Annab . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ysabel
I really enjoyed this book. It helped me realise what life on a refuge camp is really like. It is about the life of a boy called Subhi and his mum, si . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Adam
The Bone Sparrow was a book that I was greatly anticipating, it promised so much, but in the end it delivered very little. First off, the plot of t . . .
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Beck by Adam
This was the book that was somewhat a mystery before I'd even set eyes on it, as it had such a high age range, but was still nominated for a young a . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Grace
The Smell of Other People’s Houses was OK. It was written quite well, however I did not feel that the story line was as good as some other books tha . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Maisie
I am going to be reviewing the book Wolf Hollow. It was a great book which had lots of drama and it was quite sad as well. At the beginning it was qui . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tilly
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was an easy to read book, about an alien trying to save the earth with his human friend. However, it was quite childi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Grace
Salt to the Sea is a really meaningful book- it is set in the Second World War. I really liked it because I feel that Ruta Sepetys has written it real . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ella
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth is a quirky and different book, like others that Frank Cottrell Boyce, the author, has written. I think this book wou . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
An insightful story of the life of Subhi who is born into a refugee camp after his mother fled their home country with him and his sister. Subhi knows . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Grace
I thought that Wolf Hollow was a really nice book, it had a good story line and plot and I understand why it has been nominated for the Carnegie award . . .
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Railhead by Grace
Railhead is a great fast paced book about a boy named Zen. It always kept me wanting to read on because the plot kept changing and I could never work . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ella
Salt to the sea is an amazing book. I really liked it and would read it all over again many times. The only annoying thing about this book was that a . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Maisie
This book was really good but a bit confusing as it is written from four viewpoints. I think the idea of four viewpoints is a good idea as you can see . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
An interesting setting for a story, a small village in Alaska. The book follows the lives of several children giving their account of events in the fi . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Grace
The Bone Sparrow is a very moving novel. I think that this is because it all feels so real; it is about a boy who has lived in a detention centre (to . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Grace
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a beautifully written book which I really enjoyed. This was for two reasons- the way it was written (to show emotion) and . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tilly
The Bone Sparrow has a good story, however it was not told very well. In parts it was confusing to read, but other than that it was fairly easy to rea . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hannah
This book had a good start but kept getting better all the way through reading it. It made me laugh and cry with sections of fear and tension making i . . .
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Beck by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
I read this first from the list due to the advisory note about its content. The story is an interesting one and as it is based on true life events rea . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Armstrong-Harris
This book is well written for the 9-11 year old market. Sputnik (dog/alien) arrives on Earth to save the planet. This requires a list of ten good reas . . .
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Shottermill Junior School
Haslemere,

Godalming,
Broadwater School
Godalming,
Amesbury Bookbusters
Hindhead,
Looking at the front covers and the blurbs of the shortlisted books which book do you think looks like a winner?

Rail Head
19% (5 votes)

Wolf Hollow
4% (1 vote)

The Bone Sparrow
15% (4 votes)

The Stars at Oktober Bend
23% (6 votes)

Sail to the Sea
35% (9 votes)

Sputniks Guide to life on Earth
4% (1 vote)

 
Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the pound. A gripping read with an exuberant plot that you
 

 
 

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of screen-plays and, along with director Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony . .

 

 

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