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Exeter School
Exeter, Devon
Group status: There are two groups this year meeting on Tuesdays at breaktime and Fridays at lunchtime

Some of this year's Carnegie shadowing group

There are around 30 pupils and staff across our two groups this year. We are all busy reading and reviewing the books and we're looking forward to some interesting discussions.

Aidan and Toby

Wed Wabbit by Georgia
I absolutely loved this book; it is absolutely twemendous! It is all about a girl called Fidge who gets sucked into a world of her sister's imaginatio . . .
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Rook by Leala
Two brothers find a injured baby bird. One wants to take it home and help it, but the other has more important stuff in his life. Can one save the bir . . .
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Saint Death by Amelie
Arturo lives in a small town thatís ruled by gangs. Every night there is a chance that he could disappear, every night there is a chance that he could . . .
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After the Fire by Leala
After the Fire is an amazing and moving book. It is about a girl who is stuck in a cult in America. She started to realise that maybe not all the word . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Leala
Wed Wabbit is a book about a concept I have never come across before. Fidge and her annoying cousin Graham are transported in to Fidge's sister Minnie . . .
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Rook by Amelie
This book is about a teenage boy called Nicky. As he struggles with fitting in at school and impressing the girl he likes, he finds a new worry to add . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ben
Quill and his friends are put out annually on a dangerous sea stac off the coast of Scotland to hunt sea birds, only this year nobody comes to collect . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ben
When Crow was just a baby, no more than a few hours old, somebody put her in an old boat and pushed her out to sea. On the island where she washed up, . . .
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The Hate U Give by Peter
The Hate U Give was an effective book, highlighting the injustice in racism. It provoked thought on what it would be like to live in such an unjust so . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ben
Starr is the only witness to the shooting of her unarmed best friend by a police officer. Now she has to deal with the consequences, and being the onl . . .
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Rook by Georgia
I really enjoyed this book. It is about a boy called Nicky, his brother called Kenny and a rook they rescue called Rooky. When Kenny and Nicky are wa . . .
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Rook by Amber
Rook, by Anthony McGowan, is a very emotional book about a teenage boy trying to come to terms with where he belongs. It dealt with subjects such as s . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Georgia
This a really amazing book about a girl called Crow, who as a baby gets washed up onto an island. Crow gets taken in by Osh and looked after well. Cro . . .
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Where the World Ends by Georgia
I really enjoyed this book. It is about a boy called Quilliam, who lives in a small island on the coast of Scotland called Hirta. Every summer they se . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amelie
This book is an amazing representation of an event that happened in the eighteenth century. I really enjoyed this this book because not only was it gr . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tilly
A stunning piece of writing by Geraldine McCaughrean, full of descriptive, tense and emotional work about a group left stranded on a barren rock. I fo . . .
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Rook by Tilly
Rook is an outstanding piece of writing, from the breathless anxiety of the opening scene, to the tenderness and drama that it holds throughout. I tho . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mark
Catapulted into her sister's favourite book: Fidge; her cousin Graham; Dr Carrot and Ellie the elephant (life coach and vocal trainer) must fight to d . . .
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After the Fire by Mark
Moonbeam is one of the few survivors of the fire at the Lord's Legion. In therapy she begins to reveal more about what she's seen and what life was li . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mark
As a baby, Crow was washed up on one of the Elizabeth Islands in a small skiff with a ring and a disintegrating letter. As she grows older she decides . . .
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Rook by Mark
Rook all starts when Kenny and Nicky stumble upon a wounded rook and take it home to look after. However, soon Nicky has bigger problems... An awe . . .
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Saint Death by Mark
Arturo lives next to the Mexican-American border; a land controlled by drugs, guns and cartels. However, when his old friend arrives after a year miss . . .
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Where the World Ends by Leala
'Where The World Ends' is a book about surviving and never giving up- what happens when are you stuck on a stac in the middle of the sea, how did it c . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tilly
The Hate U Give (THUG) was an absolutely great book, full of suspense, tension and emotional drama! Within the first few pages I already cared about t . . .
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After the Fire by Tilly
After the Fire is a sad but breathtakingly gripping book about one girl and her actions to find the truth about herself, her family and her leader. I . . .
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Where the World Ends by Peter
Where the World Ends was an emotive book about a fowling party sent out to Warrior Stac. It focuses on Quill, a boy who dreams of a girl called Murdin . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Freddie
Wed Wabbit is a gripping, intense yet really funny book about a girl called Fidge with a demanding yet sweet younger sister called Minnie who has an e . . .
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Where the World Ends by Freddie
"Where the world ends" is a gripping book about a group of young men and boys who go to Warrior Stac, just north west of mainland Scotland. They go th . . .
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Saint Death by Toby
I found this book really interesting and gripping. It is set in a shanty town on the US-Mexican border and it is about how hard it is to survive in t . . .
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Rook by Freddie
Rook is about two boys called Nicky and Kenny, who live in a poor household where the mum has run away. Despite this, the dad has found a really nice . . .
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Saint Death by Freddie
Saint Death is a chilling book about a young man called Arturo who lives in a very deprived area of Mexico, near the border of America, where everythi . . .
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Rook by Ben
Rook is about two brothers, Nicky and his older brother Kenny (who has special needs) and their dad. It is the third in a series, but you donít need t . . .
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After the Fire by Ben
After The Fire is a brilliant book about Moonbeam's (the main character's) recovery from the traumatic events inside The Lords Legion. I really enj . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Peter
Beyond the Bright Sea was a great book about a girl called Crow who, when she was a baby, was washed up in a small, hardly seaworthy skiff. She was fo . . .
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After the Fire by Georgia
This is an amazing and intriguing book. It is about a girl called Moonbeam, who has spent her whole life living in a cult, where everyone has been br . . .
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Where the World Ends by Isabelle
This was amazing. It was sad and thrilling. It made me think of how hard it must be to survive when you are all alone. It was interesting how when tim . . .
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After the Fire by Amelie
After the fire is a gripping book about a religious group in America. It is based on a real cult. Ever since she was a girl Moonbeam had lived at " . . .
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Rook by Elizabeth
This book is about a boy called Nicky. His life is not easy at home with his mum gone but at school it is worse. He meets the school bully and life is . . .
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Rook by Isabelle
This book was brilliant. It made you feel as if you were really there witnessing it first-hand. It is rather sad and made me cry at certain points but . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elizabeth
This book is about a teenage girl called Starr and how the death of her very close friend affects her life. She started with 2 worlds- school and home . . .
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After the Fire by Bea
After the Fire is a psychological thriller written by Will Hill. It is fiction but the main idea is based on a real event. It is about a cult, led b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Peter
Wed Wabbit was a well written and very imaginative book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It followed the life of Fidge, who is 10 and a half. Afte . . .
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After the Fire by Isabelle
This was a brilliant book. I love the way that it went back and forth between before and after the fire. This meant that you were always wondering wha . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tilly
I personally think this book is a really good book. Lauren Wolk (the author) makes me want to read on by adding unexpected twists and uses great descr . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelie
When I first picked up this book I had rather high expectations seeing as it was on the Carnegie shortlist, however I found it quite hard to get into . . .
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Saint Death by Isabelle
This was a brilliant book. It was compelling, sad and tense. Every second was dramatic. I loved the way that there was a lot of mystery throughout the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elizabeth
When you pick this book up, you think it is rather odd but as you get into the story it becomes a tense exciting book that grips you. It begins with a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Toby
I really enjoyed this book, I found it very interesting how different the life of some people can be. I found this book very sad in parts though very . . .
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Rook by Aidan
I enjoyed reading this book. It described everything vividly. I found the plot very easy to follow and it was very good. It is about a boy who fin . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Aidan
I found this book quite weird and I didn't really enjoy it that much. I think that this book is for people younger than 10. I recommend this book to . . .
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Where the World Ends by Elizabeth
This book has an interesting plot and I like the fact it is based on a real story. I found this book a not very good read. There are several things th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabelle
This was a brilliant book. It was funny and compelling. The storyline was great and I loved the way that although it was a children's book and is aime . . .
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After the Fire by Toby
"After the Fire" is a really good book which is well written and tense. It is very sad in parts though thoroughly enjoyable. It is about an area in . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Elizabeth
I thought this book was well written because it kept you gripped the whole way through. It lets itself down towards the end as it does not finish the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Isabelle
This book was amazing. It made you think about how hard it must have been for black people in earlier centuries, when people were racist. It also made . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabelle
This was an amazing book, I loved the mystery in it and it made me think about how hard it must be for someone who is thought to have a fatal disease. . . .
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After the Fire by Freddie
After the Fire is a powerful and compelling story about life in a strict religious cult and it follows the rehabilitation of Moonbeam, after war broke . . .
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The Hate U Give by Freddie
The Hate U Give is a heart-wrenching story about a black girl called Starr growing up in a poor neighbourhood, where gangs and shootings are rife. On . . .
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Rook by Peter
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was about some people who save a rook from being killed by a sparrowhawk. As well as following the recovery of the . . .
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After the Fire by Peter
"After the Fire" was a compelling book about a girl called Moonbeam; it followed her life as part of the religious cult before the 'fire' and in a reh . . .
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Rook by Toby
I really enjoyed this book, it had an exciting plot line. I liked the characters and how they were described. The book is about two children who find . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Toby
I thought this book was very weird though funny at times. It is about Fidge and her annoying cousin Graham who go to the land of Wimbley Woo and have . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Toby
I really enjoyed this book, it was interesting and gripping with historical information about island life and leprosy in the early 1900s which was ver . . .
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IscaAcademyBookClub
Cockington Primary School
Torquay, Devon
Torquay Community College
Torquay , Devon
Uffculme School
Cullompton,
What's your favourite style of book?

sad
7% (3 votes)

unrealistic
2% (1 vote)

realistic
7% (3 votes)

emotional
9% (4 votes)

gripping
26% (12 votes)

based on a true story
37% (17 votes)

 
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 jus
 

 
 

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 . . .

 

 

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