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Whitgift School
Surrey,
Group status: The three R's. Reading, Reviewing and Revising!

Whitgift Readers!

We are a happy and lively group, with opinions on just about everything! Every Tuesday after school we munch our way through some great book talk.


Salt to the Sea by Sadiq
Salt to the Sea presents an historical event in a realistic setting, which makes the experience of each character feel authentic. To accomplish this . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Pravin
Salt to the sea is a book with many mysteries within each characters story. Their own personal stories were all presented very vividly with an authent . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Matt
This book was a very mysterious thriller which was excellent! Although it got off to slow start and pace I carried on and it got better. I found th . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by William
The Stars at Oktober Bend has high intentions for its readers and it's obvious the author put a monumental amount of time hand crafting each character . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Matt
Salt to the Sea is an intriguing book which grips the reader and is a page turner. Each chapter tells you about the emotions of each character, this r . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Douglas
I found this book very engaging because it made me think about the world in a way that I have never experienced. The many different themes and charact . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Will
Salt to the Sea is about a group of refugees trekking across Germany, running away from the advancing Russians. Along with thousands of other people t . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Yaset
To me this was the most empowering book of all the books in this year's Carnegie. It showed a dark dirty side to our society. Subhi has never expe . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sadiq
The themes presented in this book are elegantly portrayed through the eyes of the main character, Subhi. He shows the trapped mind-set of a child in t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Teddy
Wolf Hollow is a mystery book, that involves friendship, deceit and lies. It is a story that really gripped me and it made me want to find out what wa . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Pravin
The Bone Sparrow is a book that can relate and connect to the reader. It allows you to empathize with the refugees and the situation they find themsel . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Douglas
The book was engaging and amusing, with lots of references to what the author might be like. At first you think that it will be a book about day to da . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Yaset
Sputnik is a funny and interesting book. It's science fiction but its different! Prez, the protagonist, never saw a dog when he looked at Sputnik, eve . . .
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Railhead by Marlon
Railhead is most definitely the best book I have read so far. I would go even further and say it is the best book I have ever read! It is fast paced! . . .
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Railhead by Douglas
Railhead is a very gripping story with lots of twists and turns. The writer has invented an amazingly thought out futuristic universe of fantastic . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Teddy
I think that the bone sparrow is a very impactful book. It tells and spreads an important message. The characters help to communicate this message th . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Hamza
I really liked the Bone Sparrow as it really engaged me and showed me how refugees survive and live in refugee camps. My favourite character was E . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Joe
I really enjoyed Salt to the Sea because it taught me more about World War Two and was very thought provoking. My favourite character was Florian beca . . .
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Croydon High School
South Croydon,
Cumnor Carnegie Readers
South Croydon,
Selsdon Library TRG
South Croydon,
Harris Academy Purley
 
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