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Sidcot School
N Somerset,
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Carnegie shadowers 2017

2017 is the 1 million-th 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.

Jim Mitchell

Beck by Freddie
I really enjoyed this book. The dark atmosphere and sense of tension was a really nice change from the dull, generic and linear stories for our age gr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Joss
I thought that it was an excellently book written by Ruta Sepetys. The story is based on the worst maritime disaster in history. There are four ma . . .
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Railhead by Ben
Railhead is a thrilling ride through space. It is a about a young boy named Zen Starling, he steals for a living because his mother has mental issues . . .
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Beck by Toby
In my opinion this book was very sad in some places, it definitely covers some strong themes, but this would not be a book for a little child because . . .
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Railhead by Cameron
I found this book very interesting. It wasn't to difficult to read. My favourite main character was Zen Starling he was a young boy who stole things f . . .
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Railhead by Oliver
This book is quite good, the author of this book's writing style is quite unique and unlike anything I've ever read before. The book is about a thief . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Oliver
I thought The Bone Sparrow was a harrowing, and a thought provoking book which made me think about how lucky I am to live in a house and eat good food . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adrian
I think this is a fantastic book for any people that like history. This book has 4 main characters-Joana, Emilia, Florian, Alfred. Because this book . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Annabelle
I found the book 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' quite interesting as you get each characters different point of view in each chapter. Although i . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ed
This book had a great insight in what the World War 2 did to the innocent civilians that weren't allowed to help fight in the war and the first person . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Joe
Personally I enjoyed the book. It was very hooking and it kept me entertained and wanting to read more. The plot was very good and I think there is n . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Erin
This book was a good book, taking about friends and school. If given to children to read they will like it. I think chapter 7 was good, if you like it . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sophie
It was quite funny but very confusing and sometimes I didn't get what was going on. I liked that there was pictures and the writing was big it made it . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Matthew
Today I will talk about a book about called The Smell of Other people's houses. This book was pretty good. This book tells the interconnected stories . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Bill
I found Sputnik's guide to life on earth a boring book because it's not a book aimed at my age group. It only had small pages of tension which didn't . . .
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Beck by Freddie
Beck was an interesting book. It had an interesting story line with a plethora of character. It had a couple of predictable twists. My favourite part . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Adam
I found the book very interesting because it was done from a view that I did not know about. It was very good but I did not know where it was set. I . . .
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Railhead by Will
I have not finished this book yet, however it takes you on a startling ride through a richly imagined universe pulling us on a gripping train journey . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Cressida
Salt by the sea is based on the Second World War and takes the different views on different characters going through the war struggle. This book diffe . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emma
The Smell of Other Peoples Houses, is a book based on a girl named Ruth in Alaska around 1970, her father has left her with her mum but she decided to . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Izzy
I enjoyed the stars at oktober bend because there was more than one character's story to follow. The stars at oktober bend has love and betrayal with . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ella
I enjoyed this book. i liked it because i didn't see the end coming. My favourite character was Betty because I feel like she was the most twisted and . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Cressida
Salt by the sea is based on the Second World War and takes the different views on different characters going through the war struggle. This book diffe . . .
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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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Clifton College Pre-Preparatory School
Clifton High School
Clifton,
Withywood Community School
Bristol,
Clifton College Upper School (Percival Library)
Clifton,
Favourite book?

Sputnik's Guide
33% (2 votes)

Beck
67% (4 votes)

 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

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 .

 

 

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