Birchwood Bookies Bishop's Stortford Group status: Making our way through the shortlist.
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sean 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a thrilling adventure with twists and turns. Love, drama and adventure are all shown as you look at the lives . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Zaqueu I enjoyed reading this book because it has a unique twist with all the words in lower case as we see everything through Alice’s eyes, with small sec . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Ms Hall The Bone Sparrow is a beautiful book. I had no idea of the situation in Burma and that refugees were in camps in Australia. It opened my eyes to the p . . . read full review
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jonathan I thought this book was aimed at a younger audience. I liked the idea and the application of science but it is not something I would choose to read if . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Taylor At first it was tricky as the book is in lower case and it took a bit of time to adjust to it at first. But once I got into it I really enjoyed it. . . . read full review
Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Winning Year: 2010
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.