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Group status: The Carnegie 2017 members will meet in the library every Monday at lunchtime to discuss the nominated books. The winner will be announced on the19th of June 2017. Please, remember to enter your book reviews on the Carnegie website. HAPPY READING!
Note to our Ashmole Carnegie Group: We have decided to remove one of the titles from the nominated shortlist, i.e. ‘Beck’ (by Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff) as we consider it to be a more appropriate novel for a mature reader, or for a 16+ age group.

Salt to the Sea by Mabel
Salt to the Sea is a rare read. It was one of those books that personalizes disgusting displays of human greed, makes us realize what war can do to pe . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Preena
Wolf Hollow, by Laura Wolk, is a deeply moving yet beautiful novel which explores themes of love, secrecy, trust and friendship. We are introduced to . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Nia Gordon-Meniru
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a novel from the shortlisted that I enjoyed to high extent; it is based upon the intertwining of four contrast . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Luke
Frank Cottrell Boyce takes the sad story of Laika, the first living creature to orbit Earth, and uses it as inspiration for a story about the importan . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jess
Zana Fraillon, an Australian author, has penned a heart breaking and thoroughly compelling tale about refugees in her latest book, 'The Bone Sparrow', . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Layo
Recently, I read a life-affirming novel called 'The Stars at Oktober Bend' by multi award-winning author Glenda Millard. This book really touched me a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Nia Gordon Meniru
'The Bone Sparrow' is a touching novel, engagingly written by Zana Fraillon. Fraillon is an authentic author born in Victoria, Australia. She explores . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Rosie
Lauren Wolk's novel: Wolf Hollow is a heart-breaking, gripping yet quite mysterious story. It is set in Western Pennsylvania during WW2. Annabel (the . . .
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Railhead by Archie
Railhead is a fully enjoyable and entertaining book to read. It brings a variety of new and innovative concepts to Sci-fi, and despite falling into so . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Preena
The Stars at Oktober Bend, by Glenda Millard, is a surprising yet unforgettable novel that explores themes of friendship, love and forgiveness. After . . .
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Railhead by Jess
'Railhead' is set in an amazing future where sentient trains transport people across large distances to other planets by K-Gates, a technology pioneer . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emma
A book is like a piece of art, and 'Salt to the Sea' paints a beautifully heartbreaking picture. Four different perspectives of the horrors of war int . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Rosie
Ruta Sepetys' heart-breaking historical fiction: Salt to the Sea follows the journey of four young characters and their converging paths. The story . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Nia Gordon-Meniru
'Wolf Hollow' is a phenomenal novel, inspiringly written by Lauren Wolk. The story is based upon the pure development of an undeniable friendship betw . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jack
From the author of award winning historical fiction titles, comes another gripping, heart-breaking novel, inspired by the worst disaster in maritime h . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jessica
Wolf Hollow is a heart-breaking and mind capturing book. It explores the wonders of truth and lies and how people are easily stereotyped and misled. I . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mabel van Zwanenberg Rouse
the stars at oktober bend is in Manny James's words, gold! While reading it, I was fascinated by the powerful text, beautiful metaphors, and compellin . . .
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Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie