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Stoke-on-Trent,
Group status: FINAL MEETING Friday 16th June at 8.15am in the bistro. Again the Carnegie books have got all of our pupils & staff so excited. The books are a big talking point throughout the academy, with the pupils very eager to read.

Wolf Hollow by Halle
The story is set in the time of the Second World War. Twelve year old, Annabelle, has a peaceful life. She lives a house that is big enough to fit 3 . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jack
It was a very exiting at the start of the book and I was in the book until the middle where they were struck and lost the group. At the end it was a s . . .
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Beck by tegan
Beck was an interesting book I feel like it is a good read as it is a higher level and it pushes your ability to read more. Moreover, I really liked i . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by tegan
I enjoyed this book a lot as it reminded me of a young children's book. I thought it was quite funny and I would recommend this to a lot of people. I . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lilah
I really disliked this book because of the way it was set out and also I got really confused with all of the different parts in it. I wouldn't recomme . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Paige Harker
The Bone Sparrow was ok, but if I read it again then I would probably like it because that's what I'm like with books. Also, it kind of reminded me of . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lilah
I really didn't like this book at all, I didn't like the story line and , in my opinion, this is the worst book out of all of the books that I have re . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jack
It was a very good book and I enjoyed it more than The Smell Of Others People Houses because it shows more friendship and the bond of the characters w . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jack
The book was confusing at first but I got the book in the end and I did like it. The points of view confused me and I had to re-read bits. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Halle
The book is so at your face. The book never got boring, I think it was just right about the length of the book. The smell of other people’s houses i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by kyle
It was confusing at first but later on in the book I understood it better and actually it was not a bad book but it wasn't my type of read I prefer ac . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by lily
This book I quite enjoyed the storyline it was amazing and thrilling. One thing that constantly annoyed me was there was no capital letters on Alice's . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lilah
This book was really interesting to me and I enjoyed reading it. I love how in the end all of the different stories came together as one, I feel like . . .
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Railhead by Paige
Railhead was not what I thought it was going to be, I liked it but I thought it could have been better. I would probably read it again. I thought it w . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Connor
Wolf Hollow was an intriguing and indulging book. The main story line was spooky and confusing at places but it all came together in the end. There we . . .
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Railhead by lily
This is not my type of book from the other books I would say this is one of the worst for me, though for others it was highly enjoyable. I personally . . .
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Railhead by lily
This is not the best book I have read. As a reader I'm more fond of stories like 'Beck'. I did not find this book challenging enough. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Harvey
Salt to the sea ingeniously winds together the dramatic, heart-wrenching tales of several civilians and a self-important sailor on their journey to es . . .
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Beck by Lily
Beck I found very interesting and vivid, some parts I found slightly too detailed for my liking. However I found the story line thrilling and exciting . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lilah
I thought this book was aimed more for children than someone of my age. At points in the book I did begin to get bored but also at different points I . . .
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Beck by Halle
First of all Beck is confusing but also isn`t. It`s about a boy, Beck, who goes on an adventure basically around the world but along the way he meets . . .
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Beck by Jack
It a very good book to read.It a bit shocking in parts and crazy.I didn't understand the book in places but it does throw you around.It is interesting . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lily
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth stood out to me as it was very different to books I have read before, and not just in the Carnegie. The way it piec . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Harvey
The Smell of Other People's Houses is and ingenious read that intrinsically weaves the tales of four very different lives in the immense setting of . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Connor
I loved this book! From the very beginning it was packed with action and emotion. The book grows on you and you almost feel as if you were the charact . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Georgia
The smell of other people's houses was very obscure however, it builds up to linking the stories together. I had to restart a couple of times but when . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Paige
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth was a very simple read, with a lot of comical scenes. When you fully enter the middle of the story, you can start to . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Georgia
Sputnik's Guide was a very undemanding, however, it was still a pleasurable book. I enjoyed it and I felt like anyone can read it but I ponder if it . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by lily
To be completely honest I didn't enjoy the book. In my opinion it is to childish for older readers I wouldn't recommend it to a mature friend but a pe . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Harrison
I thought that the book was hard to get into at first but eventually I started to get into it. There are lots of characters in the book each with dif . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tegan
Wolf Hollow was a really good book I would recommend it to different people as it is for any type of reader. It is a book about a place called wolf ho . . .
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Railhead by Halle
Railhead, well it was full of twists and turns but not the good ones. I really enjoyed it but it`s one of those books that longs to carry on the book . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by lily
I really loved this book it was amazing I also enjoyed all the different narrators and the problems they encounter. I also like how all their lives ti . . .
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Railhead by tegan
Rail head was an interesting book, as it has a lot of action in it. I did not like it but some other students did I would suggest it to somebody else . . .
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Wolf Hollow by lily
I enjoyed this book and found the plot of the story amazing but I think it could be improved with more detail but I would recommend it to my friends t . . .
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Beck by Lilah
This book is my favorite so far out of all of them, I found it really interesting and I couldn't put it down. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jack H
A very funny book that makes things that we wish to do come true.This book tell us a bit about the history of space.I got to say it is a book that I w . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lily
I really enjoyed the book, the individual stories were gripping however I feel the way they were intertwined with each other makes them slightly confu . . .
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Beck by Sky
I enjoyed this book a lot. This is because it was very interesting because it is full of twists and turns. I never saw certain things coming, I thou . . .
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Railhead by Liam
I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Railhead' as it captivated me throughout with there being constant adventure and a new story unfolding. I would definite . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lily
I found this book very interesting and I can’t say that I thought it was bad but at the same time I can’t say that I particularly liked it. I foun . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jack H
I didn't enjoy the book because it puzzled me about and I had to re-read parts of the book. Not a very exciting book to read. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by kyle
I loved this amazing book and it is so well written!The bit that I enjoyed the most was how it was set because it was all in different point of views . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Connor
I think the book was quite slow to start with and difficult to read with two types of text. The story line was interesting but boring at parts. The st . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elijah Lloyd
I believe that this book has a very good chance on winning because of its link to real life events happening in the world today. Parts of the book I f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Harvey
In my opinion, The Bone Sparrow ingeniously coils folk stories and the harsh reality of migrant detention camps to produce an exiting, but sometimes c . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jack Knapper
I think that this book was very confusing and hard to get your head round because every chapter was about something different, so you didn't know what . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Paige
Personally, this book really spoke to me on levels not often found in books. It has a mixed-emotion storyline, and has so many plot-twists. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Oliver
The Bone Sparrow, in my opinion I did not enjoy it as much others did, I found it repetitive and easy to predict - ruining the excitement it was meant . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Calum
This was an alright book. It had a few plot twists but it wasn't as emotionally grabbing as it could be. All in all it was OK. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Abigail
My opinion for Wolf Hollow is that it’s different than any other books I have ever read. It’s different because the title doesn't fit it perfectly . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tegan
It is a really good book it has a lot of interesting things like it has little poems and much more. I suggest that people read it because it is an ama . . .
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Beck by Gurkaran
I think Beck was a decent book, the first sixty pages were difficult to read as they had very adult themes. The book was very exciting when Beck was w . . .
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Beck by Connor
This book is overall an indulging and gruesome book. At the start, I thought the book was boring as nothing happened, but as the story unfolded it tur . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sky
I quite enjoy this book, it was a really good read. At first it was quite confusing but after the first few hundred pages it all became clear. When I . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emily
I liked this book as it has two different perspectives of two people one in a refugee camp and another in the outside world this is good because it sh . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Halle
To start off with, The Bone Sparrow is really an inspiring and moving book. It`s a story of a boy, Subhi, and a girl, Jimmie. When Jimmie goes explori . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Paige
Wolf hollow is simply a spectacular story! It has enough plot twists to make you feel like a detective, and despite it looking like a book for young r . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Georgia
I thought the book was amazing because of how it sticks to one point of view, it makes the reader feel like they are there. I would definitely read a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Reagan
I thoroughly enjoyed The Bone Sparrow as it was gripping and enticing. I was left shocked and intrigued after every chapter. Compelling enough to read . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Taylor
The Bone Sparrow was a very gripping story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Parts of the book were exciting, and others were quite predictable. Overall, I f . . .
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Railhead by Harvey
Railhead by Phillip Reeve is an amazingly detailed and complex sci-fi style read that keeps the reader on their toes right until the end. The story fo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ella
Annabelle is a farmer’s daughter. She is a very joyful person and has two little brothers. Becky Glengarry is a nasty person who annoyed me in the b . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lily
I especially loved this book as it was filled with tension and I couldn't stop reading. It was thrilling to uncover the mystery and follow the thought . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Julie George
A must read for adults and teenagers alike to highlight the plight of refugees in detention centres; showing what life is like in these camps. It is . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Cameron
The book was enjoyable because it showed the life of a refugee and the terrible conditions they have there. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lilah
I thought that The Bone Sparrow was really interesting to read and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to a friend. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lily
I thought the book was very interesting as I wasn't expecting the story line. I assumed by the title it would be about wolves but I loved the way the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kyle
I found this book amazing! I loved it so much that I would buy the rest of the books. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jack Halford
The book was amazing. I would recommend this to year 6 to year 13. I loved it a lot. . . .
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St Thomas More Catholic College
Stoke-on-Trent,
STMCC Reading Group
Stoke On Trent,
 
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of
 

 
 

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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