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Ashmole Academy
London,
Group status: The Carnegie 2018 members will meet in the library every Tuesday at lunchtime to discuss the nominated books. The winner will be announced on the18th of June 2018. Please, remember to enter your book reviews on the website. HAPPY READING!

After the Fire by Nia
'After The Fire', was a harrowing novel about life inside a compound of conspiracies and faith. The plot is retold in a non-chronological order, shift . . .
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After the Fire by Sofia
After The Fire, wow. Of the five Carnegie books that I have read this one has left me with the biggest feeling of awe. I could not have started with a . . .
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Saint Death by Sofia
The book was a marvellous read. It tore me apart. As with most books I found myself in the character's shoes, walking in their footsteps and kicking m . . .
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Release by JACOB
Although I am not in the same position as the book's main character, Adam, I am able to sympathise with him and ride his wave of emotions the whole wa . . .
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Release by amelie
Release is an interesting book about a boy trying to come out and be himself. This book is quite graphic and the content is for older readers. I am no . . .
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Rook by amelie
Never judge a book by its cover, Rook is an amazing book that shows the world through the eyes of a boy and a bird. So far, it has been my favourite . . .
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Where the World Ends by amelie
Where the world ends is an interesting book about a group of boys stuck on an island, however the plot is not that simple and it always will have a tw . . .
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Where the World Ends by amelie
Where the world ends is an interesting book about a group of boys stuck on an island, however the plot is not that simple and it always will have a tw . . .
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Saint Death by Alicia
Set in Anapra, one of the poorest Mexican cities, fuelled by drugs and violence, Saint Death is an immensely powerful read that draws you in till the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Daisy
Wed Wabbit was a book that I felt obligated to read due to the uniquely strange yet fascinating plot. The peculiarity of the characters and the settin . . .
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Rook by Jacob
I found Rook to be an interesting and engaging novel; if not quite short. The characters are well thought through and imaginative. Nicky provides a ne . . .
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Release by christina
Release is a touching novel portraying the difficulties of coming out in a metaphorical sense, referring back to the title of releasing the person tha . . .
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Saint Death by Sacha
Set in Anapra, Mexico, Arturo gambles away possibly his life in return for the safety of his best friend Faustino, his wife and baby. Saint Death was . . .
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Release by Sacha
Release was so open and honest that it felt like non-fiction, which to a lot of people it is. It was a great read about coming out especially in diffi . . .
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After the Fire by Ella
After The Fire is the type of book that leaves you speechless; from the moment you read the first page, you are taken into a world of fantasy, that is . . .
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After the Fire by Jess
Inspired by a real life American cult, After The Fire is a truly groundbreaking novel that shook my heart. It is a story of survival about a girl who . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by aryan
A thoughtful, adventure filled master piece that transports the reader through the view of Crow, our protagonist. We are amazed at the arduous journey . . .
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After the Fire by Jacob
A truly beautiful and well crafted book that clearly and convincingly strolls the reader through an incredible true story that is stupendous and thoug . . .
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Release by Maya
Release is a novel that combines coming of age with realistic fantasy by Patrick Ness. He touches on ideas of homophobia, love, friends and the inevit . . .
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Rook by Ella
Rook is a well written book, and the story of Nicky is good. 'Rook' is a book about a teenage boy called Nicky who deals with a school bully at the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nia
The Hate U Give was a captivating story that reinforced racial-related issues that are often not publicised, but instead ignored. The story is told in . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ella
The Hate U Give is a jaw-dropping novel. Before reading 'The Hate U Give', one sometimes doubts the power of words, but once you have finished this re . . .
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Saint Death by Mabel
Generally, when you open a book, it's for escape. A small pocket that leads to another universe, brimming with despair, hope but typically it's all so . . .
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After the Fire by Sacha
After The Fire was captivating. The story it told was like nothing else I had read before; morose, mysterious and harrowing. Its protagonist, Moonbeam . . .
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Release by Tom
Release is a must read book for anyone who is of a suitable age. I mostly found it unforgettable because it has such a thoughtful and thought-provokin . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jacob
Beyond the bright sea is a book with an excellently crafted and original story that features incredible characters and a plot line full of twists and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Daisy
This is a truly inspiring and thrilling novel portraying an unimaginable survival story. After a group of boys and young men depart on their annual vo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Alexandros
I found this book very interesting and enjoyable, it was quite a deep book with opinions on race and how African Americans felt towards the government . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Adil
Wed Wabbit is an intriguing tale of an amazing journey by a girl called Fidge. Fidge has a 4 year old sister called Minnie, who likes nothing more tha . . .
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Saint Death by Nia Gordon-Meniru
Saint Death was an unforgettable story that highlighted the painful reality of silent voices- suffering under a drug flooded, inescapable Mexico. The . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jacob
i find the twists and turns of this book and the story unpredictable however this does not make Wed Wabbit a good bookas it has comletely stock charac . . .
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Saint Death by jacob
This book takes you on a first person trip through a hard hitting story about drug fuelled Mexico where power is the only currency. This book is brill . . .
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Saint Death by aryan
Saint Death is a contemporary masterpiece revolving along the life of the protagonist, Arturo. Set in the cartel fuelled life of Mexico you follow his . . .
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Wed Wabbit by jacob
Wed Wabbit is a special type of book. Its cover hides an interesting and engaging story line with some well thought through characters and some simple . . .
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The Hate U Give by Alicia
The Hate U Give was a truthful inspiring story that uncovered many truths and issues that are sadly too often shown in our society today. The protagon . . .
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Release by Ella
Release is a fantastic romance and fantasy novel, by the never disappointing Patrick Ness. Throughout the novel, multiple problems are addressed tha . . .
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Where the World Ends by jacob
This book follows a plot line that is both tense and interesting and I love the way it manages to paint a crystal clear picture in my head while keep . . .
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De Bohun
London,
Walker Primary School
London,
De Bohun Primary
London,
St. Monica's Primary School
London,
How many Carnegie books have you read to date (15th May)

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Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori