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Highams Park School
Group status: We are about to have our first meeting and begin reading the eight shortlisted books. Some of our readers were Carnegie shadowers two years ago but for many this will be a new experience. We all look forward to the adventure that these books will take u
We are a group of KS3 students in Years 7, 8 and 9 who are meeting with Mrs Klysz and Mrs Taylor every Monday lunchtime.

After the Fire by Fardeen
After the fire is an incredible book by Will Hill, whom Iíve unfortunately not read, nor heard of, any other books by. It takes place around a brain-w . . .
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Release by Fardeen
Release by Patrick Ness was a wonderful read. It was probably my favourite of the lot. I had not yet read -nor heard of- any books by him, so I was cu . . .
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After the Fire by Benjamin
After the Fire is possibly on my top 5 best books of all time, the changes in time the different perspective the voice of Father Patrick haunting her. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elise
I am glad that I got to read this book and personally think that this is the best book I have read so far. I love the fact that she finds herself a . . .
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After the Fire by Elise
I think that it was a really interesting and deep book about how Moonbeam finds her freedom in knowing that someone else knows her story, and how she . . .
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Saint Death by Josh
Saint Death is an interesting book to say the least. It includes graphic descriptions of violence and is very thought provoking, though some scenes in . . .
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After the Fire by Josh
After the fire has to be the most engaging book shortlisted this year that I have read so far. It tells the story of Moonbeam - a seventeen year old . . .
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The Hate U Give by Josh
An engaging book that tackles the issues of race and more specifically racism within the police force. It takes the reader through an emotional whirlw . . .
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Edmonton County School
The Latymer School
Woodbridge-well readbridge readers
Woodford Green,
Starks Field Primary School
Which teacher is the most avid reader?

Mr Mitchell
Ms Gardner
Mr Grundy
Mrs Taylor
Mr Jolly
Mr West
Mr Barker
Ms Cumberland
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

We loved this book and voted for it to win last year: It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by t