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The Warwick School
Redhill, Surrey
Group status: We're busy reading!
This will be The Warwick's sixteenth year participating in the Shadowing Scheme. This year, we shall have one Year 8 and one Year 9 class and the Library Book Group shadowing. Past activities have included reading and discussing the books; a secret ballot; attending meet-the-author sessions (along with other Surrey students)and a workshop day with Year 5 pupils from our feeder schools. We have only once come to the same decision as the official judges!

Railhead by Ben
I thought that railhead was a really interesting book. Despite being slow at the start, when it kicks off you'll find yourself turning the page with o . . .
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Railhead by Siddiq
I was confused at times when they talked about certain things because I only noticed that they kindly included a glossary at the back when I finished . . .
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Beck by Nic
I believe that this book, though not suitable for the age range, has been very well written. I think that Mal Peet made a good start on this book, and . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Siddiq
I really enjoyed this book, which was well written and very understandable. However, it was a bit too fast for me and I often got confused with the ch . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Siddiq
I didn't like this book and I wouldn't recommend it. I couldn't understand much of what was going on, the characters were a bit blurry and I couldn't . . .
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Salt to the Sea by hollie
Salt to the Sea a real heart wrenching book with every page is like a knife to skin flowing the blood of knowledge wisdom and surprises that will make . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by hollie
I found the stars at oktober bend most gripping a real tug at the heart strings the book showed empathy and a different view in a way I would never im . . .
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Beck by Jamie
Beck is a touching book about a boy named Beck who is an orphan and sent to the controversial catholic brothers then furthermore forced to work on a f . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Matt
The Bone Sparrow is a thrilling book that shows the views of two different children, that become friends, living in two different worlds. One inside, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kimberley
I didn't think that this book was appropriate for the ages selected for it. I think this book had too much going on and wasn't very clear to follow. T . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kiesha
Salt to the Sea is a compelling and factual book that is very appealing to its age range. The structure of the book is very easy to follow and despite . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amy
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a book which explored different stories. At first I found it quite hard to follow what was happening in the book . . .
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Railhead by Laura
I found Railhead quite head to get into and none of it seemed that interesting to me, but the descriptions of the surroundings were really varied, whi . . .
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Wolf Hollow by m
The book was great.But I didn`t quite like the ending. . . .
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Beck by Layla
Following the story of Beck, from Liverpool to Canada and then the USA is an adventurous journey, full of tragic events but with a very happy ending. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Nic
Personally, I did not enjoy this book at all, as I don't think it has been very well-written. The story has some action, but not enough to reel you in . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Conal
The Bone Sparrow is what I would call a good book. The whole plot seemed to have a nice, steady flow that keeps you interested (however, by the time m . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Charize
Wolf Hollow is a brutal well written story it is all written in Annabelle's POV. Its based around a girl named Annabelle who is being bullied by an ev . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by raheemah
I did not understand this book at all. it was very confusing. I feel as if this was meant to be for a 30 year old. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Conal
The Smell of Other People's Houses was not what I would call a good book at all. The fact that Alaska in the 1970's was supposed to be like growing up . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Molly
This book was quite slow to start with and it was quite confusing when each character had their own chapters but eventually , as the book went on, it . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lily
I thought this was a very good book and very intense. It really showed the life of Subhi and what it is like in a detention centre. It shows the sad s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ollie
The story was okay but the cover of the book and the title give the impression of a different genre of story but overall I enjoyed the book . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Nathan
This book was really exciting and kept me wanting to read more. It was really exciting and never a dull moment. It was full of heartbreak. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Laura
I do not like The Stars at Oktober Bend at all, mainly because it has the slowness and lack of interesting events/ characters. As the pace is just so . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Laura
Sputnik's Guide to Life was quite good, but personally, I won't recommended it to people who like to read more realistic or descriptive stories. The c . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Laura
The Bone Sparrow is what I'd call a good book. The whole plot seemed to have a nice, steady flow that keeps you interested(however, by the time most o . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ben M
This is a book about an alien dog who wants to save the world. This is aimed at a younger audience because the storyline is not very mature. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Conal
Salt to the Sea is a gripping novel which centres around the intertwining lives of four young people who face great adversity in wartime East Prussia. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Laura
The Smell of Other People's Houses wasn't what I'd call a good book at all. The fact that Alaska in the 1970's was supposed to be like growing up no w . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Max
The Bone Sparrow was a very interesting book; it made you realise what Immigration Detention Centres are really like. One boy is isolated inside and m . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Laura
Salt to the Sea is very enjoyable, and has to best the best book for me. I loved it from beginning to end and it constantly kept me engaged- I didn't . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Max
This book is all about the different views from four different people on the same situation. In my opinion this book was very complicated and confusin . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Aimee
this is a good book . . .
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Merstham Chatterbooks
Merstham,
St Bedes School
Redhill, Surrey
Warwick School Carnegie Group
Redhill, Surrey
 
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

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