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The Highcrest Academy
High Wycombe,
Group status: We have started to share our thoughts on the books we have read so far and have created a Carnegie tree! We now have let the pupils take out the books and tell us which one they love best and what they recommend to other schools. :)

We are a group of 20 students from Year 7 and 8. Our second Carnegie meeting involved 'speed reading' extracts from the shortlist to choose which titles we would like to read first. Happy reading!


RGS Reading Club
Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The Downley School
High Wycombe,
What is the best book you have read so far?

Five Children On The Western Front By Kate Saunders
Fire Colour One By Jenny Valentine
The Ghosts Of Heaven By Marcus Sedgwick
The Will Be Lies By Nick Lake
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here By Patrick Ness
One By Sarah Crossan
Lies We Tell Ourselves By Robin Talley
The Lie Tree By Frances Hardinge
Title: Ruby Holler
Author: Sharon Creech
Winning Year: 2002

The 'trouble' twins, Dallas and Florida look likely to stay in the orphanage for good until they are invited to live with an elderly couple in a remote part of the country called Ruby Holler. This is a beautifully written story about love and trust and