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The Passionate Bookworms!
Colchester, Essex
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Colchester Academy carnegie group last year

We are the Passionate Bookworms! We're from Colchester Academy and we all like to read. So far, we love the books from Carnegie. We will also be reviewing the books we read, so you can see what we think about this year's stories. ~Louise, Abby, Deni, Gemma, Emily, Ellie and Cory

Deni Tedder :)~

Beck by Deni
This book is a very interesting text to read. It is both, strange and heart warming in many ways. In my opinion this book has been written for people . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Cory
This body is truly brilliant and one of few books to actually make me laugh. This book completely changed how I imagined aliens and made them much mor . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ellie
"The Stars at Oktober Bend" was a confusing yet brilliantly written book, and it felt as though every word was pure gold. A lot of the time, I didn't . . .
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Beck by Emily
I liked this book more towards the end - the start was quite slow and not very interesting. I didn't really like how it was separated into four parts . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Gemma
I liked the end of this book more than the beginning because it was more descriptive and exciting. I don't think I would read this book again because . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
I really enjoyed reading The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard - I liked how it was written in a different way, from Alice's point of view. The . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Cory
"The Bone Sparrow2 is a brilliant book that brings to life the story of many peoples life. Subhi is immigrant and is forced to live in a detention cen . . .
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Railhead by Cory
This a brilliant book that brings life to not just a new world but a new galaxy. It brings life to things that are so advanced and different to our ow . . .
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Beck by Ellie
The book 'Beck' had me feeling a series of emotions: disgusted, intrigued, excited, and sad. 'Beck' was a strange yet wonderfully written novel, and a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Abby
This book was very strange but I seemed to be able to connect with it. The story is about a young boy who lives in a camp and is unable to leave to se . . .
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Beck by Cory
This is a truly moving book about a boy called Beck who has grown up without a family from a young age. Having grown up without his family he never re . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Abby
This book was not appealing to me. The storyline seemed to be a bit strayed and it was very difficult to engage in. If the story had a more relatable . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Abby
"Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth" shows what may happen in the future as one of infinite possibilities. The dog Sputnik is seen as a pet dog but to P . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Abby
This book to me was very difficult to understand. The plot didn't make very much sense and I was unable to engage in this book. I was hoping for more . . .
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Beck by Abby
The book "Beck" casts a new view on what it is like to be "different" in society. Beck is only young when he loses his mother to the flu. He is moved . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Cory
This is a very moving story about a young girl called Annabelle who has lived in a place called Wolf Hollow all her life. However this peaceful enviro . . .
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What book do you think is going to win this year?

Beck by Mal Peet
Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
The stars at oktober bend by Glenda Millard
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The smell of other people's houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Rail Head by Philip Reeve
The bone sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri


Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a highly respected author of books for children of all ages, who deserves to be better known outside her Australian homeland. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the Winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award . .



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