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Faringdon Community College
Faringdon, Oxon
Group status: We correctly predicted the winning title would be 'Salt to the Sea'!!

2017 Carnegie Shadowers

The Carnegie Shadowing group meets every Friday lunch time in the Library during May and June and has 16 active members: Abi, Zara, Rosie, Mariam, Krisztina, Thomas B, Thomas H, Helena, Nikitah, Katherine, Shanelle, Freya, Eve, Hannah, Lara and Taya. The FCC Carnegie Shadowing Group voted for their favourite book from the shortlist and correctly predicted the winning 2017 title as 'Salt to the Sea'!! Please read through the brilliant book reviews written by the shadowing group. This magazine generated by the Carnegie website is unfortunately unable to include the longer book reviews. To read all of the reviews in full please visit www.ckg.org.uk and search for Faringdon Community College, or come up to the library and see them all on display. Should any of the reviews peak your interest, all of the books are available to borrow from the school library. We shadow the Carnegie Medal every year so if you would like to get involved please come and let us know. We hope to see you in the library soon! Mrs Ikeda and Mrs Randall

The Bone Sparrow by Hannah
The Bone Sparrow was a terrific book. Subhi is a refugee, the immigration detention center is all he has ever known. This story, although it is fictio . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Shanelle
I did love this book but I didn't quite understand what was happening at times because I found it hard to follow. I found the beginning slow but it . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Freya
Sputnik's guide to life on earth is a funny space based book by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is about a boy called Prez, who meets a alien dog named Sput . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Helena
I really liked this book and it made me laugh a lot!! . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Nikitah
I really like the way it was written and I found it really hard to put down. I love how it makes you feel part of the story and I love Annabelle the m . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mariam
I really love this book its got a lot of comedy. Some bits I did not really like but at the end of the day i love it. I recommend that if you love co . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Krisztina
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is an amazing story. A lot of it is very interesting and funny. It creates images in your head about whats going on a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Thomas B
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is about a girl called Subhi who lives on a refugee camp. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Rosie
This is a truly wonderful book. Very well written, 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a book to read and keep reading no matter what your age. In . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Katherine
I found this book quite confusing so i did not read all of it. I think it would be great if I understood the content and the story. I would recommend . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Hannah
Although confusing at first, this was an overall amazing book. As it was in first person, you could really understand and sympathize with the main cha . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Abi
Though my favourite book is and probably always will be "The Lies We Tell Ourselves" from the 2016 Carnegie Awards, Salt to the Sea is up on my list o . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Thomas B
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk is about a girl called Annabelle who meets a girl called Betty who changes her life completely. Another character in the bo . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lara
The bone sparrow was an amazing book about the issues going on all around us.It made you really think about how much you have and how little some peop . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Taya
Hallo, Sveiki, and Cześć. I am here to review the fantastic and historical tale of 'Salt to the Sea' by Ruta Sepetys. It tells you the story of four . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Hannah
Sputniks Guide to life on earth (by Frank Cottrell Boyce) was an amazing book. I really enjoyed reading about Prez and Sputniks adventures and the mis . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Thomas B
The Stars of Oktober Bend, by Glenda Millard, is about 2 characters: Alice nightingale and Manny James. they see each other one night in mysterious ci . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Rosie
Annabelle has always lived at Wolf Hollow, knows everyone who lives there and she loves the tranquillity that blankets the rural town. That is until B . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Zara
Salt to the sea is an amazing novel. It has all the elements necessary for a continuously engaging read. This book centers around the nation of East P . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lara
This book started off quite confusing as the author was constantly changing narrators prospective and you have to get to know quite a few characters. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Rosie
Calling all extraterrestrial book worms! The book I am reviewing is "Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth" It's a funny tale of a boy named Prez, who live . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mariam
I really loved this book and how it was set and some bits i got emotional. I really hope that this book wins. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Thomas B
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is set at the end of World War Two in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, m . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hannah
I think that this book was written really well and I enjoyed reading it.It took a while to get into it though because since it was from the point of v . . .
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Railhead by Eve
Personally, I strongly disliked 'Rail Head'as I found the main character hard to get along with. However, I encourage others to read it as they may fi . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eve
This book was intriguing. Finding out about how one girl changed Annabel's life. Learning about her relationship with Toby shows that lending someone . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eve
I loved reading this book. 'The Stars at Oktober Bend' is about a girl called Alice Nightingale who had previously had an accident causing her to feel . . .
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Railhead by Thomas h
Railhead is an amazing book for people who like sci-fi novels. It is a very interesting book which takes a very weird path towards the end. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Thomas B
This is a very quirky but cool story written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Straight away when you pick the book up, the front cover grabs you immediately . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Ikeda
A unique book set in Alaska just after federation into the USA. The main characters are very interesting and have separate stories that cleverly co . . .
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Which is your favourite shortlisted book?

Wolf Hollow
18% (51 votes)

Salt to the Sea
23% (63 votes)

The Stars at Oktober Bend
21% (58 votes)

The Bone Sparrow
18% (51 votes)

The Smell of other people's Houses
6% (16 votes)

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
14% (39 votes)

 
Title: Stone Cold
Author: Robert Swindells
Winning Year: 1993

Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down-and-out in London after fleeing from his brutish stepfather. He only survives because he's befriended by streetwise Ginger. When Ginger suddenly disappears, Link is in despair. Then he meets Gail, a
 

 
 

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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