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The Carlton Academy
Nottingham,
Group status: Reading!



A group of 12 Year 7 students who have begged, pleaded and bribed Miss G to be a part of the 'Shadowing Collective'! Reading, reviewing and having lots of fun along the way!

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Isaac
I thought this book would be a bit too childish for me but I was wrong. First of all Sputnik is an amazingly quirky character I think its funny how Sp . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Salama Njie
This book was quite interesting. I didn't really think it had a good beginning but when I got engrossed into the book it was actually really interesti . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Chloe
I enjoyed this book so much and its my favorite so far I would read this book again if i could !!! . . .
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Railhead by Isaac
I'm not going to lie - Railhead was a decent book it had some really good ideas but I could never seem to be able to read for more than 15 minutes at . . .
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Beck by Matt
This book really wasn't for me. It was boring. I felt like I was forcing myself to carry on reading the book and to pick up the book when I really did . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emma
A brilliant story but confusing in the way it is written. . . .
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Railhead by Jake
Railhead is an ok book but I couldn't really get around the story. Sorry to displease you that like it but unfortunately it wasn't the book for me. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by matthew
This book was amazing. It wasn't difficult to follow. It wasn't boring in any way. No matter how far through you are you will want to pick this book u . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Isaac
This book is incredibly moving. I love the length that Annabel will go through to protect Toby. I really liked how Annabel looks out for everyone - he . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jake
It's a very exiting book it has lots of action but also a lot of comedy in it which in this case mixes very well. Sputnik is a very understandable . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Matthew
Sputnik was a good book however there were no outstanding, breathtaking moments which were expected. I do like how the action starts from the begi . . .
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Railhead by James
Thrilling and exciting with great original ideas. I mean come on-TRAINS IN SPACE!!!!! ITS SOOOO COOL! The book itself is so well written and is a gr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Talia
This was a very emotional book that deserves to be a winner! I'd recommend this to all who seek a unique adventure. This story is unforgettable. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Brandon and Jack
Sputniks Guide To Life On Earth is a really engaging book that defies the law of physics where literally anything can happen like A REAL-LIFE LIGHT SA . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emma
A beautifully written book. A bit confusing at the start when she talks about her electrics but all becomes clear further on in the book. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sukhveer
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth is an okay book. I would recommend it to people who like superhero books. I would recommend you read this to a five y . . .
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Railhead by Matthew
I really like railhead. it's written in such an interesting universe! From the first few pages I was asking questions witch I really wanted to be answ . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Chloe
I thought this was a weird book I got half way in I couldn't understand it , it talked about her electrics going haywire and at first I thought she wa . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Talia
In my opinion, this was a very heart-warming book and I found the message the book gave very emotional. This is a book I'd recommend to others seekin . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Salama
I think the book Sputnik's Guide to life on Earth is a good book and very adventurous but it is not a book I would pick up normally. At first I didn't . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Miss G
Another contender for the top spot. A beautifully written heart-breaking, desperately tragic story and yet hopeful in equal measure. An incredibly im . . .
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Railhead by Miss G
I started this thinking that it wasn't going to be for me and I'm sorry to say it but I was right. I'm not a fan of science fiction and whilst I coul . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Miss G
A lyrical, historical, emotional story about the sinking of the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff on 30th January 1945. One not to be missed and a definite c . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emma
It was a wonderful book very emotional it was at first confusing but then it made sense it makes you feel for the character. . . .
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Beck by Talia
The book was very detailed and interesting during the first half of the book. Although, because the author died halfway through, the other author make . . .
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Carlton Le Willows Academy
Gedling,
Gedling School, The
Gedling,
Which book do you think should win the Carnegie Medal 2017?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
75% (3 votes)

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
25% (1 vote)

 
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
 

 
 

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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