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Sidcot School
N Somerset,
Group status: Very Much Alive

Carnegie shadowers 2018

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

Release by Max
Release Release is a compelling story of a young adult questioning his sexuality. The book takes us on a journey with the main character (Adam), pr . . .
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After the Fire by Esme
My Book Review on After the Fire by Esme This book is based on a girl, called Moonbeam, trying to face reality again after being in a religious gro . . .
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Where the World Ends by Henry
An incredibly moving and gripping book set on a sea stac in St. Kilda. It follows a group of men and boys who become stranded on a stac when the boa . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Weston
Beyond the bright sea is a slow book where you follow the story of a young orphan that gets taken care of by a man named Osh. The character developmen . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Benedict Broadbent
When I finished this book, I was left with questions and sympathy for ‘Crow’ (the main character) and thinking what her future would look like. I thou . . .
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Wed Wabbit by bertie
I thought Wed wabbit was a great book aimed at younger children. I thought it had a great story line and a plot. The story was about a young girl name . . .
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Release by Olly
Salt to the sea The book is about four characters, who have lost a few loved ones or even all loved ones due to world war one. They face challenge . . .
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Release by John
Railhead by Philip Reeve which would fit into the sci-fi category. The book is a first person account of the life of Zen Starling a Railhead from Clea . . .
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Thornhill by Sofia
Wolf hollow is a great book and is suitable for ages 10+. The books the main character is Annabelle who is kind and loves her family, especially her p . . .
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The Hate U Give by Abbie
I am writing a book review for the amazing book titled 'the hate you give'. I recently read this book and i thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. This . . .
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Release by Jonathan
Release a book written by the author named Patrick Ness, this book went through a lot of emotions on one Saturday afternoon. I think the author has ca . . .
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The Hate U Give by Isabela
The Hate U Give This is the story about Starr. She is an ordinary girl who lives in “the ghetto”. She goes to a white private school outside her co . . .
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Saint Death by Max
Saint of death book review. Well what can I say the book could have been far better? The story lacked depth. Also the first half of the book was ext . . .
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The Hate U Give by Frida
THE HATE YOU GIVE This book has personally seemed very sentimental and at the same time very shocking. If I had to describe it with a word, I would s . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sophia
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk is a novel set on an island. The protagonist, Crow, lived with a man called . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Yaroslav
The book has a very original idea, it criticises both the parents and their small children in a very unique way: through the red rabbit, also refe . . .
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Rook by Tom
Rook is an alright book, it about Nicky the main protagonist who is experiencing the agony of his first love and his uncontrollably ridiculous respons . . .
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Saint Death by Jonathan
The main outline of this book is the border and how some of Arturo's friends have been introduced into a gang and into drug crimes and smuggling them . . .
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Release by Sara
I think that the book is good and it could be relatable to a lot of people as it talks about a young man who's parent don't accept him because he is d . . .
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Rook by Miguel
Rook is a book from Anthony McGowan where Nicky and his learning-disabled brother Kenny come across a rook being attacked by a sparrowhawk, they chase . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ella
This book is the perfect read age for younger children like 6 -10 , so I found this book a bit bland, but is relax to read it. and the book is about a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tse
This is a book about the boys who went to an island in Scotland to hunt the birds but their parents didn't pick them up and the boys have to make thei . . .
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After the Fire by Lottie
After the Fire is based on one girls journey back to reality after being part of a religious group that has been separated from reality known as the L . . .
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Saint Death by Jonathan
A amazing and powerful book written by Marcus Sedgwick truly capturing the violence on migration and drug wars between Mexico and America and the bord . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Alyssa
Web Wabbit is about a girl called Fridge and her sister who had been in a car crash which forced them to live with there other relatives. One day they . . .
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Where the World Ends by Poppy
Where the world ends in based on a true story set in St Kilda, a group of islands off the coast of Scotland. Every year a group of men and boys set sa . . .
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Release by Theo
Release by Patrick Ness is a split narrative, the book follows Adam Thorn and Katherine. Adam Thorn is a homosexual, who is seventeen, in a strictly C . . .
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Saint Death by Thomas
Faustino and Arturo, his friend, both live on the boarder of Mexico. After Faustino disappears and reappears a year later, Arturo discovers he has joi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Oscar
Where the World Ends tells the true tale of a group of hunter gatherers from Hirta, the largest of the islands in the Archipelago. They travel to worr . . .
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Saint Death by Edward
This tale set on the Mexican-American border describes the life of a young man who saves his friend foreshadowed by the imminent Santa Muerte. Arturo . . .
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Rook by DAISY
"Rook" is the story of two brothers (Kenny and Nicky) who live with their father in the countryside. The name of the book relates to the beginning of . . .
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After the Fire by Lily
After the fire was a novel written by Will Hill in 2017. the book is about a seventeen year old girl telling her story inside 'The Lord's Legion'a hea . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Zach
The main character is an orphan who washed up on an island shore and was taken in by a man who had run away from where he had grown up. The story is a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elanor
The Hate U Give is about a girl named Satrr who lives in a black dominated neighbourhood with her family. The story is mainly about Starr trying to ge . . .
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Churchill Academy
NR Weston-S- Mare,
Hutton Primary School
Bedminster Down School
Bristol,
Wyvern Community School
North Somerset,
My favourite shortlist title is

The Hate You Give (THUG)
5% (1 vote)

Beyond the Bright Sea
10% (2 votes)

Release
19% (4 votes)

After the fire
14% (3 votes)

Wed Wabbit
5% (1 vote)

 
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
 

 

Churchill Academy

Backwell School