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St Augustines Catholic College
Wiltshire,
Group status: We are reading!
We are a group of enthusiastic Year 9 students who are reading the books and reviewing the books .We agreed with The Hate u Give winning the Amnesty Award. Our favourite for the Medal was After the Fire.

Release by Thomas
After much deliberation on this book I feel that it is probably the most challenging book I have read as it had an odd double plotline that, while hav . . .
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Wed Wabbit by ellis
In my opinion this book has mixed views about how good it really is. I struggled to read the book at first because of the lisp of one of the character . . .
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After the Fire by Ellis
this novel was extremely good because it was fast paced and very switched on. however I think some parts of the book including moon bean, when she say . . .
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After the Fire by Erin
I loved after the fire because of its compelling story with lovable characters. It explores ideas about dictatorship and religion but also how to cope . . .
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Saint Death by Thomas
One of the first novels I have read for a while that managed to surprise me with an interesting plot twist and ended on a very deep psychological and . . .
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Rook by Thomas
For such a short novella, this book surprised me with its depth with the limited length and the plot line did not feel as though it had been squeezed . . .
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Where the World Ends by Thomas
I very much enjoyed reading this book as it follows the lives of those stranded on the stack. I enjoyed the way the author wrote the emotion into the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Erin
I enjoyed this book because even though it was slow to begin with, the narrative was compelling and the characters well thought out. The characters ha . . .
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After the Fire by Eloise
This book focuses on a cult and coming to terms with the past. Alternating between the past and the present, After the Fire very successfully exposes . . .
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Release by Erin
The book release portrays modern issues. It shows the life of a teen ager who is gay and his parents don't agree. However, there is an unnecessary sub . . .
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Where the World Ends by Phillip
This book was an interesting read. I enjoyed the starting and the ending, however I did not enjoy the middle section. I felt the middle section dragge . . .
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After the Fire by Phillip
This book was a very high-quality book written by Will Hill. The plot is interesting and has many twists in it, which keeps the reader interested and . . .
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The Hate U Give by Thomas
I enjoyed reading this book as it had a very real feeling to the characters and the events in the book where not taken lightly by the style the author . . .
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Rook by Erin
I thought that Rook, although a good book, was not something I would read. The first chapter was confusing, and I did not really like that it was in t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Erin
I thought that at the beginning it was quite boring. Furthermore, I found that it was stupid that the thing that put the whole plot in motion was a to . . .
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The Hate U Give by Erin
I really enjoyed this book because it explored adult themes while still managing to be suitable for teens. It illustrated the theme in a serious way a . . .
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Saint Death by katie
Saint death was an interesting novel, it's a wonderful representation of poverty in Mexico. However I felt that the books timeline for instance, when . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Maeve
This is not a book I particularly enjoyed, it was overly cliche I thought. Another tale of an orphan running around trying to find their family. Howev . . .
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Where the World Ends by Katie
Where the World Ends was an disappointment, the story was plain and didnít have much too it. I think the author strayed away from the history one, whi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Phillip
This book was an enjoyable book. It was well thought out and the idea of a separate world that related to the Wimbley Woo books was a good idea. I lik . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Katie
Beyond the Bright Sea was a heart-warming tale about family and self-discovery. Crow was found as a baby by Osh after being washed upon shore by a sti . . .
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The Hate U Give by Katie
The Hate U Give was a political masterpiece depicting graphic scenes of police brutality and gun abuse. THUG tells the story of a black girl (named St . . .
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Release by Katie
Release was an interesting title, it tells the tale of a young homosexual in an oppressive religious household while also telling the story of a ghost . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Thomas
While I definitely enjoyed reading this book, although the plot took a while to get started and kept up the repetition of certain parts. However once . . .
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After the Fire by Thomas
I enjoyed reading this book as it had an engaging plot line and was filled with small plot twists that kept a mystery of what happened. As a book wri . . .
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Rook by Phillip
The book Rook was well constructed and the author did appear in control of the plot. I feel like there was a connection between the rook and the narra . . .
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Rook by Katie
For Rook it had a kind of meh feeling. I was told it was going to be dark but the only darkness but a few lines at the start which I didn't even notic . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Katie
I sadly did not enjoy "Wed Wabbit" as much as I thought I would. The story telling is weak and sounds improvised. Compared to titles also written by E . . .
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After the Fire by Katie
"After the Fire" is an exquisitely written novel by Will Hill where a young girl named Moonbeam is recovering after her cult burnt to the ground. This . . .
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Widcombe Junior School
Bath,
Rode Methodist VC First School
Near Frome,
Monkton Prep School
3/4HiH
Oldfield Park, Bath
Which cover appeals to you most as a reader?

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
After the Fire by Will Hill
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Rook by Anthony McGowan
Release by Patrick Ness
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
 
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around
 

 
 

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick’s first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award, The . . .

 

 

St Laurence School