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We have 8 students reading in our Carnegie Group. Helga, Destiny, Rohanna, Jack, Helen, Erin, Ryan and Daniel. They are all avid reader in Year 8 at Caister Academy

Mrs Arnold

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jack
This book is full of emotion and humor. The characters are really well developed and are full of different emotions and almost come to life inside yo . . .
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Railhead by Destiny
At the start of this book, I found it really hard to get into but it does get better. My favorite character is Zen. Zen is a thief but is a really int . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Destiny
I loved this book. In this book all the main characters have different background. My favorite characters are Dora and Hank because they both have int . . .
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Railhead by Erin
I found this book quite boring, it was also quite confusing. A boy called Zen finds a 'Motoryk' girl who urges him to pretend to be someone from the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Helga
I found this book fairly interesting as it presents the story of four teens (Joana, Florian, Emilia and Alfred) who are all in search for one thing, f . . .
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Beck by Ryan
This book made no sense to me and I could not really understand it. Not my favourite book of the Carnegie Selection. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Destiny
I found this book O.K but funny. This book is about a boy called Prez and his family who have children to stay. One day Prez answers the door to a d . . .
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Railhead by Helen
I did not like the book Railhead. I found the start very boring and could not get into it. When I finally get into it I lost interest very quickly. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jack
It's a book about a girl who has a mental disability and she writes her own poems. She is always trying to give them away to strangers. One night sh . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Erin
'Salt to the Sea' is about World War 2, it is told from multiple characters points of view and all of them are trying to get to safety on a boat. Joa . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Rohanna
I would highly recommend this book as it was a great story and I didn't want to stop reading it. It was sad in parts and there was breath taking mome . . .
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Railhead by Helga
I did not enjoy the book because I could not get into it and it just didn't spark an interest in me. I rate it 0/5 . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Destiny
I really enjoyed this book. It is very powerful and emotional. The main character Alice hurts herself so she has to have brain surgery. My favourit . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Destiny
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was funny, interesting and amazing. It teaches lessons about friendship like when Annabelle supported T . . .
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Beck by Daniel
Beck is an in-dept novel about a boy and his life trying to fit in and find a home. This book has detailed like I've never seen before- Mal Peet has . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ryan
This book creates a tense feeling as a 'dog' and a boy attempt to save the world. To do this they need to find 10 things worth seeing. They find the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Helga
Wolf Hollow is a truly amazing book which teaches many lessons to us young readers. My favorite aspect of this book is the fact it tells a story of bu . . .
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What is your favorite Carnegie Shortlisted Book

Rail Head
Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
the stars at oktober bend
Sputnil's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
The smell of other people's houses
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . .