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Kingdown Karnegie
Group status: Shadowing meetings started today 21st March. Mostly the same group as last year who are all amazing, fun students to work with.
Our group this year is: Mrs Harris, Poppy, Jane, Mabel, Ellie, and Rebecca.

That Boy.

Release by Mrs Harris
I enjoyed this coming of age story although the graphic descriptions of Adam's relationships with other gay young men are not really suitable for youn . . .
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After the Fire by Poppy
I am only half way through after the fire by Will Hill and i have fallen in love with it. The way the book is written draws the writer and makes them . . .
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Rook by Mabel
Rook was the second book that I read and I found it a page-turner of a book, despite the slightly graphically grim beginning. I would definitely recom . . .
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Where the World Ends by Poppy
Where the world ends is a captivating book based on a true story form the 18th century about a party of boys and men got marooned on an island for nin . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ella-Jane
I loved this book. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was about Starr, a black girl who witnessed her black friend Khalil shot by a white policeman. Star . . .
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Saint Death by Ellie
Saint Death is a story set in Mexico. I struggled to read this book as most of the punctuation was Spanish. I felt the story, at the beginning, was la . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ella-Jane
In my opinon, Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean wasn't very enjoyable. I only managed to read half of this it as I found it too repetitive . . .
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Rook by Ellie
Rook is the story of Nicky as he struggles with typical boy life with love, bullies, and his brother. I thought it was a lovely short . . .
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Release by Ellie
Release follows Adam, a seventeen year old boy as he prepares for a going away party on a day that will change his life forever. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Harris
The story follows a black girl, Starr, who is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend,Khalil, by a white police officer. Wha . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Poppy
Wed Wabbit has a fun theme to it, but for me it was a bit childish. Although, childish it still had a very good plot to it. The cover confused me at f . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Harris
Wow! I love this book which I can relate to as I remember Waco and the terrible, life-changing circumstances in which adults and children had to live . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Harris
This is not my favourite of the Carnegie shortlisted books but it sends out a tough message about drugs, drug lords, poverty and the Mexican/American . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ellie
This book is about a girl named Crow as her interest for a strange island increases. She was shipwrecked as a baby, with a ruby ring and tattered bits . . .
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After the Fire by Ellie
After the fire is inspiring novel based on true events. The book follows the story of Moon bean, a survivor after the religous sect was burned down. S . . .
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Saint Death by Poppy
I personally didn't enjoy Saint Death that much, mainly because the punctuation was in Spanish and so were some of the words, which made it difficult . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Harris
This book, based on a true story from the 18th century, reminded me a little of "Lord of the Flies" in that a group of boys (including three men) are . . .
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Rook by Mrs Harris
I really enjoyed this book for all sorts of reasons.Kenny and Nicky haven't had an easy life after their mum left home and dad struggled with depressi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Harris
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk I was a bit sceptical at the beginning of the book by the notion of a baby, just a few hours old, being washed u . . .
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The Novel Idealists
Which was your favourite book?

The Hate U Give
77% (389 votes)

After the Fire
22% (111 votes)

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Title: Wolves
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Winning Year: 2005

This is a book about the power of library books! Too many rabbits believe everything they read. A wolf's favourite food is unfortunately NOT small girls in red hoods, but small furry creatures with long ears.


Debi Gliori

Debi Gliori has been shortlisted for multiple prizes including the Kate Greenaway Award twice, for Mr. Bear to the Rescue (1997) and Always and Forever (2003), and also the Scottish Arts Council Award. She was the Shetland . .