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Walton-on-Thames,
Group status: Everyone's read as many books as they can fit in around exams and stuff and the votes are in. FIve Children just aced it by a whisker ahead of The Lie Tree but Lies We Tell Ourselves and One were very close!

Some of this year's readers

12 readers from Years 7-11. (The Year 11s haven't really got time to do this but we just can't stop them reading!) We have been enjoying reading all of the books this time around. Most of these books we would all like to reread at some point.

Tom and Hazel

One by Bethany
Wow. That's my first thought when I think of this book. It was my first Carnegie read of the year and it was incredible. Last year I read Sarah Cros . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Millie
I thought this book was good and really interesting. Shelby is a deaf teenager who lives with her mum. At first I felt sorry for Shelby because her . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Millie
I had mixed feelings reading this book, before coming to a decision that it wasn't for me when I lost interest in the book after a big event. When I . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Tom
This was probably my favourite book. It had me crying at the end. It was written amazingly. Some people have said it was not right for this new author . . .
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One by Amal
'One' was probably the most emotional book I've ever read in my entire life. I really loved the way the book was written. At the end, the words the au . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Mrs Stewart
This is the first time I have read a book (either fact or fiction) written from the point of view of the children who were the first to attend de-segr . . .
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Fire Colour One by Amal
The plot just came to you in the first chapter. It just got boring afterwards. . . .
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Fire Colour One by Mrs Stewart
This book didn't really work for me. There were too many disparate strands - Iris's obsession with lighting fires, her strange friend Thurston, her mo . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Mrs Stewart
Before starting this book I decided to re-read Five Children and It (only half remembered from when I was a child) and I was very glad I had. The orig . . .
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One by Mrs Stewart
I always have issues with books written in verse format: there is an artificiality which stops me fully empathising with the characters. However I hav . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Bethany
I finished this book last night and it's amazing. This is the last Carnegie book I have read and after the disappointment of Ghosts of Heaven, I was s . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Bethany
I don't have a lot to say about this book. It's one of the first books I've ever not finished. I was really looking forward to this book as Marcus Sed . . .
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Mrs Stewart
I thought the idea of focusing on the lives of the ordinary people who are in the background when strange things begin to happen to a community was a . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Amal
The book had a strong plot and you could understand what was going on. The characters seemed to come to life in a way and it made me engaged and inter . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Mrs Stewart
This is another of Marcus Sedgwick's fascinating sets of interlinked stories - literally interlinked here by his image of spirals. Each of the stories . . .
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The Lie Tree by Bethany
Last year's Carnegie list introduced me to Frances Hardinge with the Cuckoo Song. A book and author I absolutely loved. The story was brilliant. And . . .
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The Lie Tree by Mrs Stewart
I enjoyed this book very much - there are so many layers to the story which continue their interest even after the book is finished. The story of the . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Mrs Stewart
This is an enthralling thriller, starting when Shelby, a home-schooled girl who has hardly been allowed to leave her mother's side, discovers that she . . .
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Bethany
I have never been a fan of Patrick Ness, but I picked up this book with an open mind. I found it a lot better than More than this, yet it still wasn't . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Zara
-Spoiler Alert- I didn't finish this book. If I had read all of it, I'm certain I would have grown to enjoy it on some level. The first hundred pag . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Hazel
I didn't get to know the characters or the plot very well so that resulted in me not understanding it and not finishing the book. I see where the auth . . .
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There Will Be Lies by Bethany
I have had a love hate relationship with this book. I found it very difficult to read, as there was speech in italics, but when you discovered her dis . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Bethany
This book was brilliant. I didn't really give it the attention it deserved at first and so had to go back and re-read the start as I wasn't really in . . .
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Fire Colour One by Bethany
I read this book, and while I can't say I was disappointed, I can't say I enjoyed it. I hadn't expected a lot but honestly, the story was aimless and . . .
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Weybridge, Surrey
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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway strike 13. Creeping downstairs, he finds the house restored to its former glory and outside stretches a huge sunlit garden.
 

 
 

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Blue Peter Book .

 

 

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