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Marlborough C of E School
Group status: We're meeting every Tuesday lunchtime, reading different books from the shortlist and sharing thoughts about them.

Cheerful group having fun

These are some of the students taking part in Carnegie Shadowing this year. They have plenty to say for themselves and enjoy having the library to themselves for this session. Very mixed reviews this year. We all like different books. Should be interesting to see which are their winning titles.

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Anna
The Stars at Oktober Bend is an interesting book. It covers the story of Alice, a girl who is recovering from severe head trauma as her life is sudden . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Anna
The Bone Sparrow tells the story of Subhi, a boy born in a refugee camp and how his life is after he meets a girl from outside the camp, Jimmie. I enj . . .
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Railhead by Anna
Railhead is the story of Zen Starling, a down-on-his-luck thief, and the dramatic changes which lead to his life being suddenly thrown off the rails. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Anna-Maria
I very much enjoyed The Bone and Sparrow, because I loved the story and thought it was quite sad but heart-warming. It gives you an idea of what it's . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by REBECCA
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alexander
I think this is very hard to read. Also I think this is a bit to young for our age group. It grows less confusing as it went on but the start was very . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sophie
I did not like the way this book was written and I found it very difficult to read. I also did not understand the story of this book . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sophie
I think this book is brilliant. I like the fact that there is more than one thing happening at a time so you really have to think when you are reading . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jasmine
This book was quite difficult to get into at the beginning but as I read more it got easier to understand. It was a good book but it wasn't my type of . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alexander
I think this is the best by a long way.Out of the ones I read. . . .
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Beck by Mrs Onions
Beck is a little old for some of my readers, however I will allow them to read it with parental permission. Beck is beautifully written and after you . . .
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Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

A winner back in 2005 but still one that stays with me and is highly recommended. This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war ha