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Hope Valley College Bookalaureates
Hope Valley,
Group status: This year's bunch of reading superstars are the HVC Bookalaureates - just because we like a spelling challenge.

Not everybody is here so this isn't a comprehensive pic, but it's a start. A bit more up-to-date than the one from last year.

Up and running, and the biscuit crumbs are already starting to build up in the carpet. We've got a HUGE group this year so book supply may be something of a problem, but the enthusiasm is there and that's all that matters. Lots of reading ahead of us; can't hang about ...

Everyone!!

Rook by Ben
This is very much a short but sweet book. Managing to read it within a few hours, it still dealt me with a great story. I loved the family it portr . . .
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Release by Sam
I really liked this book, and think it really shows what queer kids go through and the thoughts and feelings of kids having to deal with things that s . . .
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Saint Death by Sam
I found this book really hard to read, not because of the story but the way it was written; I found it hard to follow and that was not helped by the o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sam
I found this book dragged on too long with just too little interesting plot points to keep me interested and wanting to invest time into the character . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ben
This book was absolutely amazing. The world it creates is dangerous and beautiful at the same time. Being there, on the Stac and experiencing the a . . .
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Release by Ben
Patrick Ness manages to capture the imagination in this book. The language he uses was transfixing and I found his writing to be quite beautiful. H . . .
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The Hate U Give by Robyn
I thought this was a good book as it tackled violence as well as racism. It wasn't a bad book. It would have a good chance of winning. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Robyn
This book was the first one I read and I liked it because it was like a fairy tale and it had a mystery theme that added a bit more. I liked the littl . . .
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Rook by Robyn
Sometimes it is ok to have a book without a plot but I don't enjoy these books and although it was nice I would not like it to win. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Robyn
I thought this book was good with dictatorship being explored, however it wasn't a great choice for Carnegie. . . .
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Saint Death by Robyn
I thought it was not very good and gave up after a bit. It didn't excite me. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ben
This book wasn't all that enjoyable. It had its moments and certainly has a feel-good-ending, but I didn't really enjoy the plot or the characters. . . .
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Saint Death by anon!
Saint Death is not the type of book I would normally go for, but I did enjoy it. I liked how the story was set in a short time frame, but included fla . . .
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After the Fire by Josephine
After the Fire was a shocking book, but I think it was the best book so far. It kept you guessing about what would happen next, however the ending was . . .
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Rook by Josephine
This was a boring and predictable book. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ben W
A mystical book at the beginning, only the knowledge of Crow washing up as an hours old baby in a leaking skiff at an island near Cuttyhunk, near t . . .
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After the Fire by Ben W
The beginning of this book was just... wow. Instantly throwing you into a sudden surge of chaos and destruction, enticing the reader from the word . . .
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Release by May
I did not like this book at all. It seemed to see-saw back and forth through time without any structure or plot. It seemed disorganised and nonsensica . . .
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Rook by Amelia
I liked this book because it was based on something that could happen in reality. Even though it was a simple plot it was exciting in its own way. It . . .
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Wed Wabbit by May
I really liked the twists and turns in this book, although the actual mystery was quite obvious towards the end. There were lots of funny bits and it . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amanda
Beyond the Bright Sea was a great book, it had many different stories all in one. The ending was a bit boring though because I think it could of done . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Josephine
Beyond the Bright Sea was an okay book. It was quite boring at the start, but the middle was good, however the ending was quite disappointing. I thoug . . .
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The Hate U Give by Katie
The Hate U Give was an okay book. It was quite interesting but isn't something I would read again.It does make you feel a sense of injustice at the wa . . .
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The Hate U Give by Katie
The Hate U Give was an okay book. It was quite interesting but isn't something I would read again.It does make you feel a sense of injustice at the wa . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Josephine
I enjoyed Wed Wabbit because it was a nice change from the other, more serious Carnegie books. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Josephine
I enjoyed THUG, however it took me a while to get into it. I thought it was very interesting, seeing what life was like for black people in the USA. T . . .
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Release by Josephine
I found this book quite boring and I was a bit confused by the Katie/queen thing. . . .
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Release by Amealia
I really enjoyed this book, however I feel like the fantasy aspect was really rushed towards the end. I did like the characters and how they were w . . .
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Rook by Katie
Rook was a okay book. It was quite peaceful but it felt like it was being built up to something. The ending was dull and made the whole plot seem poin . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sarah and Lexi and Robyn
This book is all about comedy and adventure (with a dictator rabbit who can't say his r's). We wouldn't usually pick up this kind of book but when we . . .
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Where the World Ends by Katie
The beginning was quite boring but when I got about half way through I got hooked. The book suddenly became very exciting and intriguing. When the fow . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelia
I enjoyed this book because it never really made sense like they were always moving somewhere new, figuring out the riddles in time. Also the meani . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Harriet
This is an odd book, and as I read it I wondered why it had made the Carnegie shortlist. I had high hopes during the opening real-world chapters, and . . .
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The Hate U Give by megan
This book is the best one I have read so far. I had to read it twice before handing it in because I enjoyed it so much. Although this book has a lot o . . .
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Rook by megan
This book I enjoyed; it was a lot more interesting and enjoyable then I thought it would be. I liked how it started from the rook's point of view. Thi . . .
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Saint Death by megan
This book I didn't enjoy that much. I found it boring and that it was a little to long. The story line was all right but I would not recommend it. Thi . . .
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Rook by Maddie Taylor
I enjoyed this book so much.It had believable characters and you really get to know them through out the book.I just could not put this book down.The . . .
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Rook by Harriet
The beautifully-written dramatic opening chapter to this story was a bit of an odd juxtaposition with the rest of the story and the tale of rook versu . . .
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Where the World Ends by Harriet
What an emotional read this was! Iím usually wary of books that bring an impending sense of doom, and might not have chosen this without Carnegie, but . . .
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St Thomas More Catholic School
Buxton, Derbyshire
Lady Manners School
Derbyshire,
Lady Manners School
Derbyshire,
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
High Peak,
Which one's going to win then?

The Hate U Give
4% (12 votes)

Beyond the Bright Sea
0% (1 vote)

Rook
13% (35 votes)

Release
0% (1 vote)

Where the World Ends
0% (1 vote)

After the Fire
71% (196 votes)

Wed Wabbit
8% (21 votes)

 
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.
 

 
 

Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has a background in comedy. Following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV; her credits include Father Ted, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You. Her first . .

 

 

St Thomas More Catholic School

Lady Manners School

Buxton Community School