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Sidcot School
N Somerset,
Group status: We are gathering momentum for the finaleWe are celebrating with our own award ceremony and a party. Well done everyone!

Carnegie shadowers 2016

2016 is the thirteenth year that students from Sidcot School have shadowed the Carnegie award. This year all Year 9 English groups will be reading and reviewing the books on the shortlist. There promises to be a great buzz about books and reading over the coming weeks.

Salt to the Sea by Maya
Salt to the sea was a very gripping book. It was a heart warming story which was filled with sadness about the war. It was a story about how people fo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Freya
Wolf Hollow Book Review Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk, is an encaptivating tale of a twelve year old girl, Annabelle, who must defend her unu . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alberto
Interesting view as it was intriguing to see the point of view of some refugees on the refugee camp and it was also interesting how the story was told . . .
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Railhead by Juan Cano
I enjoyed the book and found it quite interesting. The writer made a good job by introducing a young main character because this way we could empathi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Frankie
I thought this book was very good. It had a very interesting story line. I like that it was written from two different peoples perspectives, Alice and . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by coel
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is very funny book that leaves you in stitches. Although it is a very unchallenged book with basic spellings grammar. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tom
This book is bad don't get it - its a waste of money! the book should only be 10 pages but it rambles on about other unnecessary things just to make i . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris
I found this book interesting because of how the characters are introduced and later presented. as I went through the book there were a few spots were . . .
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Railhead by Louis
I thought Railhead was a great book the contents and imagination of the future was fantastic and the realistic lifestyle of poor Zen, who steal for hi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Maisy
This book is very good as it keeps you intrigued and is aimed for our age group.It has 254 pages which is a good amount. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alberto
Good book a bit boring at times but overall it was quite interesting. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Maggie
The second part of the book was very gripping and made me want to read on, however the first half was quite slow and nothing really happened. There we . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hannah
I thought that the smell of other people's houses had a well developed plot which came together as the book progressed, however the book was a bit con . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lucy
Salt to the sea is an exiting historical novel with an inciting plot and lovable characters. It is set in the midst of world war two, where a wanderin . . .
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Beck by Jim
Overall, I felt that the book was worth reading, despite there being multiple voices and no struggle for the main character to overcome. This is simil . . .
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Beck by Jacob
Beck is an immersive and evolving novel, telling the story of a delinquent boy turned noble man. He struggles through life, just wanting to survive. T . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ruby
Overall, I found it an enjoyable book and I think it had a creative plot. I liked the storytelling Subhi believed in, however I found it sad and it di . . .
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Railhead by Matt
Railhead is a science-fiction book, written by Philip Reeve, aimed at people aged 12-20. Before I read Railhead, I expected it to be a fast paced th . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Matt
Funny and entertaining, an easy read for all ages. 7/10 . . .
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