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South Wilts Grammar School
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Group status: Let the reading begin!

Looking forward to reading and discussing all the shortlisted books this year.

Mrs Gardiner

Beyond the Bright Sea by Joanne
This is another wonderful book from Lauren Wolk. It is a totally different story from her first book (Wolf Hollow) but is written with the same compa . . .
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After the Fire by Joanne
This is a book that you can't put down! It's written retrospectively and as a consequence you just want to read more to find out the whole story, as . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Gardiner
Beyond the bright sea is the story of Crow and the mystery surrounding her birth and where she came from. Lauren Wolk creates an atmospheric and visua . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Eve
I think this book is AMAZING! It's really funny and I love the characters Fidge and Doctor Carrot. It has a nice message at the end and I think that . . .
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St Ed's Carnegie Book Group
Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Joseph's Catholic School
Does the cover of a book influence whether or not you choose to read it?

Yes, I would not pick up a book if I didn't like the cover.
No, I would look at the blurb on the back and flick through the book to make my decision.
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.


Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .