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Group status: Try and read Lauren Wolk so we can talk about it next
We are mostly Year 7 and 8 and we meet once a week to discuss books...


Wed Wabbit by popster4
I loved wed wabbit, I thought it would be a childish book but it wasn't. my favourite character was the pink Wimbly Woo, who is really funny and cute . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs J
This is a very powerful story for older readers about a girl who has been brought up in a religious cult in America. It flits between two periods 'bef . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs J
This is a powerful novel which deals head-on with what it feels like to be a black teenager in modern-day America. Star lives in a rough area of town . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs J
I loved reading this story because it is a real page- turner with wonderful characters. It opens on an island off the east cost of America and both t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by popster4
Beyond the bright sea by Lauren Wolk (also author of wolf hollow) was amazing. Crow was such an inspirational character, despite the odds she continue . . .
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Rook by Mrs J
This was a really quick read. I enjoyed the story but I didn't feel hugely engaged by the characters. . . .
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South Wilts Grammar School
Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Ed's Carnegie Book Group
Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Joseph's Catholic School
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


Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk graduated from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women’s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Centre, and then worked as both an editor and an Englis . . .