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We meet every Friday breaktime in the library to discuss the books that we have read and exchange them for new ones. Other than that we are a mystery... We have cake :)

Everyone!

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alice
This book follows the story of four different people whose lives eventually intertwine, in the beginning this was a bit confusing to read because it k . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Daisy
Stars at Oktober Bend was a confusing book. I tried to like the writing style, but I felt the plot was very slow paced and this made it hard to unders . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Daisy
I loved this book! The style of writing, told from a younger perspective to give an insight on what goes on in their separate worlds. I was shocked to . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Daisy
I loved this book. It was hard to put down as it was interesting and kept moving, and I liked the 4 different personalities to the story, which helped . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Marcus
The Smell of Other People's Houses, has a similar format to Salt to the Sea, as both books feature four characters, whose lives become entwined after . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Molly
I found the characters difficult to follow in this book as the author kept jumping between perspectives, so I wasn't really sure what was happening, a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Molly
This one was also sad, but had a nicer ending than some of the other books. I like the characters, and each of them felt real. The story was nice, and . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Molly
This was a depressing book, and although it attempted to end on a high note it was still very sad. It was poignant, however I didn't enjoy it that muc . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Chloe
The Bone Sparrow is a great book. It is about a boy, Subhi, who is a refugee and Jimmie who lives on the 'Outside'. The book was written in order to b . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alice
The Bone Sparrow is a very interesting, it is about a boy called Subhi who is trapped in a refugee camp, he seems to be quite a lonely boy and he alwa . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Chloe
Wolf Hollow is a interesting book. It is set after the two world wars and is written in the view of Annabelle, the main character. Annabelle's life ch . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Daisy
I enjoyed this book. The unique setting of the story makes it really interesting to read and I loved how all the characters' stories linked together t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alex
This book was about a girl called Alice, who had 'wires in her head'. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to enjoy the book as it was very slow-paced and rat . . .
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Railhead by Alice
This book was about a thief called Zen Starling, and is set in the future when people can travel between planets using K-Gates on the trains. The trai . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Marcus
Sputnik's Life on earth is a charming and witty book, based on a shy boy named Prez and an alien named Sputnik (disguised as a dog). The story follows . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Molly
This wasn't my favourite book, to be honest. I think it handled the subject matter well, which is no simple task. However, I didn't really like the pl . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Molly
This book really surprised me - for the authors first work it was stunningly well written, and perfects the idea of 'multiple viewpoints, one story' t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Molly
Although this book was aimed at younger readers, it was still relatively enjoyable. I hadn't read any other books by the author, so the author's uniqu . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Marcus
Salt to the Sea is a frustrating and predictable novel, based on four refugees from the Second World War named Florian, Emelia, Joanna and Alfred. It' . . .
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Railhead by Marcus
Phillip Reeve's imagination is unique. He has managed to craft a futuristic masterpiece for the patient reader. Unfortunately, I am not a patient read . . .
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Railhead by Molly
A fantastical yet believable universe, Phillip Reeve's latest book focuses more on the sci-fi side of things. Fast-paced and engaging, Railhead focuse . . .
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Oaklands Carnegie Group
Hampshire,
Purbrook Park School
Waterlooville,
Purbrook Junior School
Waterlooville,
 
What's been the most disappointing book you've read so far

The Stars at Oktober Bend
10% (1 vote)

Salt to the Sea
80% (8 votes)

Wolf Hollow
10% (1 vote)

 
Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie
 

 
 

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