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St Augustines Catholic College
Group status: We are reading!
We are a group of enthusiastic Year 9 students who are reading the books and reviewing the books .We are looking forward to finding out which book/s won the Carnegie/ Amnesty awards. We will be celebrating watching the ceremony and championing our choices.

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 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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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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Frome College Book Group
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Chatterbooks Downend Library Downend Teen Book Group
Downend, South Gloucestershire
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


St Laurence School