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Hope Valley College Pageturners
Hope Valley,
Group status: Welcome to the HVC Pageturners. This year's bunch of reading superstars!

Here we are (most of us, anyway). We don't always stand on tables but sometimes you just have to make an exception.

Here are Hope Valley College's 2017 Carnegie readers - The Pageturners. We've had a whistlestop tour of the eight shortlisted books, we've debated long and hard about which we like best and why, and we've got through a lot of biscuits. We've done quizzes, we've watched videos, we've written some amazing reviews and now we've finished for another year, so it's party time. Same place, same time, different books - NEXT YEAR...

Everyone!!

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Bea
This is a very lively book with some unexpected twists. At first i thought this book was very confusing with the alien dog thing but when the story go . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Josephine
I enjoyed this book,but the fact that there were no capital letters made it a little bit confusing. Overall I thought this was a good book. . . .
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Beck by Josephine
I did not enjoy Beck, it took me quite a while to read it, and it is certainly NOT a book for younger readers. I would not recommend this to anyone. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Harriet
I was uneasy about this book at first and wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but I very quickly began to like Alice and was soon hooked by the unexp . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Megan
I found this book very moving and emotional which added to the tension of a great thriller. Overall I found this book amazing and I would definitely . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Holly
The Bone Sparrow didn't meet the expectations I had for it. It was hard to read as with every page it seemed to get worse for the characters. I didn't . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amealia
This book is really fun and I really enjoyed it. It's very entertaining; however I think this book is meant for young readers. The illustrations we . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Amealia
Okay so I know some people don't like this book but I did enjoy it. The start was slightly to long and laborious but there were parts where it was . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Amealia
Salt to the sea is my favourite book so far. The book is written with each chapter being a different person(there are four people so it goes in a lo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Josephine
I found Wolf Hollow a very strange book, because it was boring in the beginning, exciting in the middle, but the excitement was soon over and it had a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Josephine
I really enjoyed this book, because I think this is something my younger sister might read and it made a nice change from the more serious, grown-up b . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Holly
It was good but could be a little more gripping. It was not a badly written book by far as I found myself unintentionally turning pages but I found it . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Katy
I didn't find The Stars At Oktober Bend as interesting as the blurb suggests, however interesting and well written it was. It was hard to understand w . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Katy
Salt to the sea is an emotional page turner that I couldn't stop reading. The way the author leaves you to work out each character's past is gripping, . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Holly
It was a pageturner and I nearly read it all in one night! I found the way the author wrote it was helpful because you saw the story from all the char . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tess
So, I didn't really like Wolf Hollow. For the first half it was boring, then it was exciting, then the excitement just stopped. (Spoilers I guess.) It . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alice
I thought ‘The Bone Sparrow’ was a really good book because Subhi is very funny and believable. I like the way he talks to the rubber duck and rea . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alice
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a book which gives you an insight into Alice’s head and Manny’s head (later on.) It tells the story of Alice’s fami . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Harriet
I'm sorry but I've had to give up, even though I was halfway through this book. I just couldn't take the awful sense of impending doom and the unbeara . . .
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Railhead by Sam
At first look of the cover I was expecting a lot from this book but I found I was disappointed with the overall flow of the story, with the 4 parts of . . .
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Beck by Sam
So there has been a lot of mixed reactions for this book with some people finding the topics covered in this heart- warming tale of a boy desperate to . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Josephine
There were too many characters, which made it hard to keep track of what was going on.It was extremely dull so I just skipped parts of it. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Josephine
It was quite a good book however, I did find some bits a little dull, but all in all it was very easy to read and most of the time it was quite inte . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by James
I really enjoyed this book as it manages to balance comedy and emotions perfectly. This is one of my favorite books. Sputnik Forever. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Harriet
I was so glad to see the lovely Mr CB on this year's shortlist that I barged to the front of the queue and grabbed a copy of Sputnik before anybody el . . .
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Readers United
Manchester,
Alfreton Grange Arts College
Derbyshire,
Tapton Reading
, Sheffield
Swanwick Hall School
Alfreton,
What's the best biscuit in the world?

Shortbread finger
2% (3 votes)

Chocolate finger
90% (151 votes)

Party ring
2% (4 votes)

Maryland cookie
2% (4 votes)

Bourbon
2% (4 votes)

Rich tea
1% (1 vote)

 
Title: Each Peach Pear Plum
Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
Winning Year: 1978

Best book ever!
 

 
 

Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet
Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the winner of the Guardian Children .