Chobham Academy Book Group 40 Cheering lane, London Group status: Boclair's BookEnds have just had our Shadowing lunch and vote. Close call but The Bone Sparrow came out top!
Boclair's BookEnds are based in Boclair Academy in Bearsden. We are a small group of keen readers from S2 to S6 and are looking forward to the challenge of reading and reviewing the eight titles.
The Bone Sparrow by Sara I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it addressed a common problem that we ignore. This book made me realise that refugees are treated badly and that the . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Cara I liked this book. It had surprising turns which kept me interested and made it more exciting. The plot was quite spread out and had a lot of detail o . . . read full review
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amber The Smell of Other People's Houses is a great book that I would definitely recommend to my peers. One thing I think could be improved would be the cha . . . read full review
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sara This book was enjoyable and has a good story line, but it was very difficult to understand the book. You figure out that something has happened and yo . . . read full review
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Cara I found this book incredibly enjoyable. I particularly liked that it was set in Scotland as most books are set in America or England. The story was ve . . . read full review
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amber Sputnik's Guide To life On Earth is a funny book aimed at the younger audience. It is a quick read as it uses large fonts and quite a few images. I de . . . read full review
The Bone Sparrow by Amber Bone Sparrow is a very well written book. It was definitely a good read but I found it hard to connect with the character. I was surprised when I read . . . read full review
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Cara I really enjoyed this book. I liked the story and it had an interesting plot. However I did feel that it was a little annoying that the story changed . . . read full review
Which book jacket is your winner?
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 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.