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The Cosmic Ravensbourne Readers
Group status: We all have books to read over the Easter break and are looking forward to meeting again in April :)

Why the disguises folks?

We are a group of 9 Year 7 students. We meet every Tuesday during term time in the War Memorial Library to discuss books and eat biscuits.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Tanaka and Amy
Talks from a different character's perspective in each chapter but we don't who is talking [actually we have realized we do, the names are in italics . . .
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Railhead by Sebastian and Avril
Interesting, set in the future. Zen Starling is a thief who works for Uncle Bugs and a robot lady. Gets better as you go on when the themes become c . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alfie
At the beginning each chapter starts with a quote and ends with "bang". I like this and it is intriguing. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Aimee
A really good book with hidden messages like "You can do it no matter what happens". Thought provoking and challenging because what Alice has to say . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Oscar
Thrilling adventure in which a boy (who doesn't speak much) meets an alien shape shifting dog. Confusing but puts out some really good ideas which ar . . .
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Bishop Justus
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Southborough Library Chatterbooks
Is 'Magical Realism' really a posh word for 'Fantasy'?

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Born and raised in Alaska and a longtime journalist for Alaska Public Radio, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock spent ten years fishing commercially and raised her children on a boat in Southeast Alaska - bringing a rare authenticity to her writing about Americ . .