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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: Busy reading!
We are Aston's Avid Readers! We're adventurous pupils who like to read new books, we're small people with big brains and are excitedly trying to read all 8 Carnegie books! =D

Miss Rowley

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mariam
I like this book because every character has a different hobby and Alice's hobby was reading and writing poems. The book was a little bit confusing be . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Aziza
I really enjoyed this - it's one of my favourite books! The main character Annabelle is very independent, she doesn't like to rely on other people and . . .
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Railhead by Aziza
I really enjoyed this book I thought it was full of adventure and really exciting which made you want to read on. This book was so good that I find it . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eman
I enjoyed this book because it was also to do with the war but was more about the countryside so about how people there were helping out. It was also . . .
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Railhead by Eman
Railhead was a fascinating book because it talked about the future and it had facts that scientists now would be trying to discover. I think the futur . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eman
I think this book was really nice because it had loads of interesting people and loads of interesting facts from the real War. My favourite character . . .
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Beck by Aisha
I think Beck is a very thoughtful character, who's also adventurous and ambitious too. I liked this book even though I think the first few pages were . . .
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Railhead by Aisha
I think that Zen Starling is a very mysterious character, he's very ambitious and a thief who steals things for a living! I found this book exciti . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Aisha
I think Sputnik is an adventurous character who likes to get himself into trouble and always puts himself before other people! I think Prez is quite q . . .
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Beck by Fatima
I didn't like Beck because it was a long story about only one boy which wasn't very interesting. I was a bit bored reading it and would've liked it if . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Fatima
I liked this book because it was about young children in the war which was very interesting in a way I can't describe! The characters made me feel ver . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Gedeon
I didn't really like this book because I'm not really into books like The Bone Sparrow and I prefer books like Sputnik, more adventurous books. I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gedeon
I liked this book because I thought it was think it was based on my life too because I when I go to people's houses I think each house has a peculiar . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Miss Rowley
I absolutely adored this book, I thought it was hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measures. I thought Prez and his Granddad were fantastic characte . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Nasrien
I thought this book was not interesting because I don't get it and it was boring and hard to read. I would recommend this book to year 9. And this . . .
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Railhead by Nasrien
I think this book is interesting because its got to do with stealing and theft and you want to know what would happen next. I found this book easy. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Nasrien
I found this book interesting because its makes you feel that you are in the story. I also find the middle part kind of confusing because there wa . . .
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Railhead by Yusuf
Railhead seemed to me the best book of the Carnegie books but after reading it my thought about it changed. At the beginning, it was very very conf . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Omar
This book is kind of sad and I like this book it is talking about the sea (kind of) at the beginning. Three words to describe this book would be sad, . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Halima
I found Salt to the Sea interesting because it says where the children were sent and what happened to them. It also says how they sacrificed their liv . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Halima
I found Wolf Hollow an interesting book because it's about an ordinary girl who lives in Pennslyvania and a girl called Betty comes to town and starts . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bianca
I found this book really interesting because they split the story in four parts, with four different people. Also all of them find out that they have . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Shirhaan
I love this book because it built up tension slowly. When I read this book I got pulled in to another world, and no other books have made me feel like . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Shirhaan
I think this book is alright because it was quite confusing and I had to read some chapters over again. My favorite character is Alice, because she is . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Isatou
This book was a bit too sophisticated for me because I didn't really understand it so much. I didn't really enjoy it as much as the other ones but I u . . .
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Railhead by Isatou
I think that the book Railhead is very interesting. I think this because the amount of adventure in this book is good and satisfying. The main charact . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Isatou
This book is interesting and funny. I find the main character (Subhi) a very passionate person. This book was very nice and is my favourite so far. Th . . .
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Railhead by Ahmed
I really liked this book because it was a conspiracy so we didn't know what was happening and in the book one thing happened but it turns out it was a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Habibah
I think that this book was trying to send a very big message to the readers, that detention camps were not a nice place and that it is now place for t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mariam
I didn't find it very interesting but after a while I got into it and couldn't stop reading it. I rate this book 7/10. I would recommend this book . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Malayka
This book is quite confusing but at the same time enjoyable. In the book every chapter has a main person this makes the reader not as much confuse . . .
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Railhead by Bianca
This is an science fiction book, which takes place in a future where passengers ride trains (that have their own personalities and consciousness) betw . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Malayka
I think this book is very interesting and upsetting. It is based on the war and refuge camps. My favourite character is Subhi because he is the main c . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mariam
I found this book interesting because there were mysteries to solve and adventures to go through every chapter. Every chapter was told by a differe . . .
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Railhead by Miss Rowley
I really wanted to like this book because I travel on trains a lot and thought the idea of them being used to travel through space was fascinating. Ho . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Bianca
I found this book interesting and funny. The book has many funny and adventurous bits in it. I found interesting the fact that Sputnik was seen as a d . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Easha
I really like this book because I thought that it was really interesting. my favourite character was Subhi because he had loads of feeling and emotio . . .
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Railhead by Easha
I think that this book was really interesting and awesome. My favourite character is Zen because I loved reading about his journey and how it woul . . .
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Beck by Shirhaan
This book is an interesting, emotional and an inspirational story. From the perspective of Beck I thought he had a rough life, because he has been mov . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Omar
This book is one of my best books because it is funny and adventurous. The boys name is Pez and his granddad is funny because he asks Pez for a train . . .
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Railhead by Malayka
My opinion on this book is that it is very interesting and unusual. In some places it is confusing ,however, you may get all of it near the end. My fa . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Fatima
I almost dislike this book because it is too boring. it does not get me very interested at all. My favourite character is Alice because she is the one . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Gedeon
I think Salt to the Sea is an emotional book because it talks about how people lived and what they went through in the Second World War. I think t . . .
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Beck by Nasrien
At the first part I thought it was inappropriate but it gets better and towards the middle and end of the book it is exciting. I couldn't understand s . . .
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Railhead by Shirhaan
This book was confusing, it had a lot of twists and turns and it makes you think more about it. Overall I think it is an alright book because there's . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amin
At first this book was confusing because at the start I didn't really get it because I didn't know exactly what was happening. But then I understood i . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Yusuf
The smell of other people's houses gave me two emotions.It did reach out to me but it did confuse me a little bit. As well as this, The smell of o . . .
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Beck by Yusuf
This book is a very grown up book and if you are not mature it can be very emotional read.Also even for me, it is a very hard book to read. The boo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Fatima
This book is about a boy named Prez who is sent to a children's home for a reason by his grandfather who is weird and confused. He meets a dog and the . . .
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Railhead by Fatima
I loved this book because it's so exciting and it's full of mysteries. It builds tension slowly. It's about a boy called Zen who is my favourite chara . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Easha
I thought this book was good at the start but when I got to reading the middle there was a lot of drama and it got a bit boring. I particularly like t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Miss Rowley
I really enjoyed this book, I finished it feeling very satisfied - despite struggling a bit to begin with! It's very cleverly written and gives us a f . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Habibah
When you first read this book its very much confusing.From the actual way its written to what actually happens. However the background stories to t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Shirhaan
I think this book is engaging and peculiar because it is based on a true experience.This makes me feel emotinal and makes me think harder about what i . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Fatima
This book is interesting and emotional because it tells the story of life in a refugee camp. I liked this book because I can kind of feel what Subhi w . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shirhaan
I think this book is interesting and it's very mysterious but adventurous at the same time. It was sad because almost everything in the book is real, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Shirhaan
This book is interesting because it makes you think more but it's also confusing as well because you don't know whats happening and have to read it ag . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Shirhaan
I think this book is interesting because it has four people's lives and this is good because it gets tangled together and they all become friends and . . .
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Beck by Gedeon
There's not much to talk about Beck because I thought the first chapter was very inappropriate for Primary School or younger pupils. I think you need . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Fatima
I loved this book. It is about a girl called Annabelle living calmly in a town called Pennsylvania until a girl called Betty joins her school class an . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bianca
The Bone Sparrow was one of the most emotional, heartbreaking books I have ever read. I enjoyed reading it because of the unexpected humour and how t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Miss Rowley
I really enjoyed Salt to the Sea and felt I got a bit of a History lesson whilst reading too! I'd never heard of the Wilhelm Gustloff ship before and . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Nasrien
I did not really like this book because when I read it I didn't really get it. I thought it was a bit confusing. I had to read it again to try and und . . .
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Railhead by Omar
Railhead is about a boy called Zen and he's a stealer and an adventurer. He is a mysterious character and I liked him a medium amount. This book is . . .
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Railhead by Gedeon
I didn't really like Railhead because it wasn't that funny and I'm used to reading comedy books. When I was reading it I didn't really get it because . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mariam
This book is adventurous and I recommend this book to everyone who likes adventures. I liked this book because it shows different people's lives an . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amin
In this book I found it intriguing because there was more than one story. Also it was mysterious but one or two stories were not very interesting. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Miss Rowley
The Bone Sparrow is a brilliant book which I absolutely loved - I deliberately went to bed early most nights just so I could stay up reading it for lo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Gedeon
Sputnik is very funny - I would say it was a comedy book because it makes you laugh. The chapter names are based on funny things like spicy chicken wi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Miss Rowley
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a fantastic book following the lives of different children living in Alaska! It took me a little while to get in . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Yusuf
My first book I have read is Sputnik's Guild to Life on Earth and for my first book it is amazing.The author describes the story so well it is as if y . . .
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Beck by Habibah
I think the book Beck is a great story. It really makes you think about the world and how people living on it are treated. The language of the book go . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Fatima
I liked this book, it's mysterious and interesting. I liked it because there were four different stories in one book and they're all set in different . . .
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How many books are you going to read for Carnegie?

One book is enough for me
I want to try and read two
I'd like to read three books!
I'm aiming to read half of them (four)
I want to read five of them!
I'm excited to read six books
I would like to read seven of the books
I'm going to read all eight!
 
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Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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