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Group status: Our book club meets every Tuesday lunchtime. We are enjoying reading all the books and posting our reviews.

Reading boys with the Carnegie books

Reading, named after the activity done with books, is one of the most cultural cities in the UK and has produced talent of the callibre of Ricky Gervais, Kate Winslett and Henry Irvine. The book club at Reading School reflects this, bringing together boys from a variety of backgrounds in a shared interest of reading not to mention the free biscuits on offer!

Mrs J.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Elijah
The Smell of Other People's Houses is an excellent book set in Faribanks in Alaska. One of its best aspects is the way it shows how many different pe . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Asish
It was a comedic book about a boy, Prez who won't talk much and him teaching an alien dog fun and amazing things about Earth to prevent it from being . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Archie
This imaginative novel uses the real-life refugee crisis to create a serious, fascinating book. Having not read this realist genre before, I was surp . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Charlie
This is a really fun, interesting, and thought provoking book. I would recommend it to people who enjoy different books, unlike what you might read d . . .
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Railhead by Daniyal
Railhead is an appealing sci-fi novel set a millennium in the future. It follows a street-thief called Zen Starling, and his rise for a no-good jewel . . .
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Railhead by Ansh
I was immersed in this book from start to finish in thrilling action and amazing detail for a book that is just so unique. Railhead is set in a sci-f . . .
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Railhead by Matthew
I really enjoyed the book and the futuristic premise and world, the differing types of the book tempo made for an interesting read and I felt like I w . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Peter
This book follows a group of young people of different nationalities through the retreat through East Prussia and the last voyage of the 'Wilhelm Gust . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Archie
I liked this book. It was fun and exciting. Join Sputnik as he saves a shrinking world! If you like a more relaxed, childish style, this book is fo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Harjodh
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a children's book in which a girl is sent to a farm. She there meets Sputnik who then she makes friends with. Th . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Elijah
Wolf Hollow is a fantastic book that perfectly shows how a society still suffering from the hatred of war feels and how people interact with each othe . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Matthew
This excellently written book consists of a complex plot which intertwines four different lives. However, it is incredibly easy to follow and introdu . . .
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Railhead by Archie
Wow. Best book I have read all year - Reeve has done it again! This book is one of the most imaginative I have ever read and takes the reader on a thr . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elijah
The Bone Sparrow has fantastic melo-dramatic scenes that build up the character called Subhi and all his friends. The author does a great job of show . . .
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Kendrick School
Redlands Primary
Reading, Berks
The Abbey School
St. Joseph's Readers
Reading, Berkshire
Where's the most unusual place you have ever read anything?

On a airplane
On a toilet!
Up a tree
Under a waterfall
Doing a headstand!
At an airport
On a ship
At a bus stop
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 ju