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The Bone Sparrow by Sharon
The Bone Sparrow is an eye-opening book. It educates children and teenagers about the rough, saddening reality of living life in a refugee camp and fo . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Marianne
I really don't like romance novels because I find them really boring and unrealistic. I really don't like novels where the main character has a menta . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Dia
Wolf Hollow is a simple yet interesting book. I read it because I love fantasy and thriller novels, though this isn't a thriller nor a fantasy book. I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Marianne
The author of "The Smell of Other People's Houses" has crafted a wonderful read, which I quite enjoyed. However, it felt to me that she was trying to . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Zhirinda
A soul rendering insight into the living conditions in detention centers told through the eyes of a child. This book was devastating and enlightening . . .
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Railhead by Chloe
Already looking at the cover, this book screams 'RAILHEAD' and may make you wonder, 'Wow, what is this book about?'. Railhead starts already with . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alex Even
The day Betty Glengarry arrives. A city girl, Betty has been sent to live with her grandparents because she’s disobedient. Her mother can’t handle . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gabriel
The smell of other people's houses, ooh... This was painful to read. Where to start? This book was filled with obvious allusions of good characters an . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lockie
The bone sparrow is about the life of a boy called Subhi who was born in a detention centre in Australia and has lived there for his whole life. The b . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Suzy
Being someone who doesn’t often read and especially not historical fiction I surprisingly enjoyed this book. I really liked how the story was told f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Darren
I think that the Bone Sparrow is a very good book because I like the way the story is written. The text is easy to read and it makes me want to read m . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Hana
The book is about Alice, a girl who has trouble with speech due to brain damage. But it’s clear that she’s extremely smart and intelligent, as she . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jessica
After reading Maddy’s review on this book, I became quite interested in it and the reasons why it had received mixed comments from my classmates, so . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Marianne
When I first borrowed "Wolf Hollow", I didn't expect much from it, to be honest. The blurb had me mildly intrigued but after a few pages, I was sucke . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Amelie
I loved this book so so much, it's a simple story that is just so beautifully written. This book follows 15 year old Alice, who struggles with her . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Zhirinda
This is a truly moving story that celebrates life, love, family and friendship. Alice is fifteen, but due to an awful attack her brain is damaged and . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sasha Copin
I would recommend this book for anyone who likes sci-fi and is in the 7-12 year old range, the book is pretty easy to read and it didn't take very lon . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bharat
The Smell Of Other People's Houses is set in Alaska, 1970, and is set in the perspective of four teenagers with very different lives. In each chapter . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Corren
The book is one of the best books I have ever read. It fully describes how devastating the people are. It is such a necessary book for human beings to . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Chloe
"The Stars at Oktober Bend" is a very complex book, going into the life of a girl, whose name is Alice, and how her life changes after meeting a boy n . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Dhruv sodhi
"Sputnik's guide to life on Earth" is about an orphan named Prez who is sent away for the summer to live with the Blythes. The Blythes are a Rowdy fam . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Maddy
I am always a bit skeptical of war books; it is not my favourite genre. I decided, however, that since this book was nominated for an award, that I'd . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shinji
The book bone sparrow was one of the best books I have ever read. The back cover of the book was really informative and inviting and made me choose . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tang
Subhi was born in detention. He knows nothing of life beyond the wire fence that borders his barren world but he can dream: of a night ocean that brin . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Luke
This book is a book with adventure and sci-fi. It begins with a boy (Prez) talking about his temporary home. Eventually he begins to recount how a you . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Juliette
The Smell of Other People’s Houses tells the interconnected stories of four teenagers – Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank who pass the baton of the story . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Aalia
Wolf Hollow is an exquisitely written book. From the first line ‘The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie’ I was immediately drawn into Anna . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Bronwen
Although this book is a very emotional one, I really enjoyed it! It touches on some heavy topics such as bullying and death, which makes it very sad b . . .
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Railhead by Julio
This novel is set in the future where artificial intelligence that where known as “Guardians” controlled the world. They created special railway . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Vanessa
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard is a mesmerising and incredible story that captures both hope and courage. It recites the story of a fifte . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Marieke
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Wolf Hollow. The story line is composed of many simple ideas yet the author brings them together beautifully while still . . .
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Railhead by Jessica
With Railhead, Philip Reeve, author of the award-winning Mortal Engines series, invites us to explore another richly vivid world of his amazing imagin . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Benoit
Reading this book was overall interesting. In this book, what I found amusing was that: what Prez thought was ordinary, Sputnik found it so special be . . .
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Railhead by Arthur
Railhead isn't what you'd expect it to be. This type of book wouldn't be near the top of my to-read books list, but it exceeded every single one of my . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Madeline
I love the way the book is formatted, lower cased with occasional free verses. The story is beautiful, about a young chain-raped survivor with a sever . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Neleah
I liked this book. Normally I have difficulties in reading books which we have to read but in about a few pages I found myself getting hooked on into . . .
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Railhead by Akash
Imagine a future in which technology has progressed so far ahead that humans are inhabiting hundreds if not thousands of planets. Imagine that trains . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Anna
I loved this book so much, it's so beautifully written and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance. The start was a little . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Marianne
‘Salt to the Sea’ is the touching story of four young people very different from each other, yet striving towards the same goal: escaping the war. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Maya
This book is a great read. It takes place during World War 2 and follows 4 fascinating characters as they seek freedom on the 'Wilhelm Gustloff', a sh . . .
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Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .