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James Gillespie's Shadowers
Edinburgh,
Group status: Last week we wrote our first book reviews, and this week we will be filming our own book trailers!



Ms Wallace

The Bone Sparrow by James
The Bone Sparrow. This addresses a very important subject that isn't often the theme of many books, the global migrant crisis. Unfortunately, the mann . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Alika
We spent almost an entire Carnegie session reading this book aloud. Although it was intended for much younger readers, we read it anyway. Everyone sho . . .
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Beck by James
Set in 1900s Canada, this book s a journey of pure survival, against all odds. Beck is black. He was abused. He has no parents. Thriving off the kindn . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alex
When I looked at the cover of the Bone Sparrow I thought I had a long and tantalizing read ahead of me, But I couldn't Be more wrong. This Book comes . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lydia
This book was very different to what I imagined. Honestly I was imagining a soppy animal story but this book was so different. It was unlike anything . . .
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Beck by Evie
We were told Beck was supposed to be for ages 16+ and when I read it I realised it was for good reason. Only a few paragraphs contained mature content . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elsie
'The Bone Sparrow' is one of my favourites this year on the Carnegie List. It is mostly told from the point of view of Subhi, a refugee, but interesti . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Rhona
I found the book Salt To The Sea very good as it had an engaging plot. I liked the way it was four different peoples perspectives and they crossed eac . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ruyuan
Alice has an acquired brain injury. Manny James has a hidden history. Through unforeseen circumstances they meet and connect through alice's poems, th . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Sasha
I really liked Salt to the sea. It's about four individuals that are caught up in World War 2,Germany. Each person tells their own story throughout th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jess
The Smell of other people's houses is a book set in Alaska in 1970 and is told from 4 different people's point of view. I really enjoyed reading it! . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Aimee
The book pulled me into the world of World War 2. I like different perspectives.But, it was confusing at first on who is who and how they were linked. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Leah
some things that happen in this world are ignored. sometimes people are blamed for what isnt their fault. in 'the stars at oktober bend' glenda mill . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Ellie
This was a very good interesting book for ages 4+ as it was very easy to read yet also interesting in lots of different ways. We had lots of fun readi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Paige
Sputnik's guide to life on earth is more of a childrens book than a young adults type of book. I did enjoy it but it wasn't my favourite. Very descrip . . .
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Beck by Oliver
You may already know that there was a query about whether Beck should have been on the shortlist or not because of its content and rating of 16+. . . .
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Railhead by James
I enjoyed the book for many reasons mainly because it was a major improvement on the last book I read and it was written in a way that I could underst . . .
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Castlebrae Community High School
Edinburgh,
Boroughmuir High School
Edinburgh,
Gracemount High School
Edinburgh,
Watson's Wordsmiths
Edinburgh,
Had you ever read any books by these authors before reading the books off this shortlist?

Patrick Ness
42% (5 votes)

Robin Talley
8% (1 vote)

Frances Hardinge
25% (3 votes)

Nick Lake
8% (1 vote)

Marcus Sedgwick
17% (2 votes)