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Beechen Cliff School
N.E. Somerset,
Group status: Pick Your Favourite


On the completion and winner:

I thought One shouldn’t have won the award, there was no emotional connection between I and Tippi. I thought Lies we tell ourselves should have won.

I think that One was a good book but it shouldn’t have won Carnegie’s medal, the writing was odd and the emotions weren’t displayed well enough.

My view has changed, and I think that I can understand with the judges (albeit grudgingly). I thought that Sarah Crossan’s speech was really good, and can actually see her personality throughout the book now that I look back on it. I don’t actually agree with the choice, but I can see why the judges picked it.

Mr. Crow:
I’m not as dismissive as my shadowing group but I don’t think it was the strongest book on the shortlist. Happy about the pro poetry message it sends though.

Josh Lavelle & Tom Clark

Culverhay Comets
St Martin's Garden Primary School
Monkton Prep School
Widcombe Junior School
The Rest of us Just Live here

The Lie Tree
The Lies we Tell Ourselves
Five Children on the Western Front
There will be lies

Fire Colour One
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Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the po