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St Leonard's Catholic School
Durham,
Group status: Opening a book opens your mind...



St. Leonard's Catholic School Year 7 and 8 shadowing group has met every Thursday since the list was announced to discuss our reponses to and ideas about the Carnegie short-listed books. We have all enjoyed voicing our opinions on the texts nominated for the award and written reviews on those books read.


The Stars at Oktober Bend by Genevieve
Honestly, I really hated this book. It didn't get off to a good start, but it never actually took off. The story was extremely hard to follow due to p . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Laila
I loved this book and, therefore, would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Between its compelling context and its shockingly amazing structure I cou . . .
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Which of the books open to the carnegie Shadowing Group is your favourite?

All The Truth That's In Me
The Bunker Diary
The Child's Elephant
Ghost Hawk
Blood Family
Rooftoppers
Liar and Spy
The Wall
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri