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King Alfreds Academy
Wantage,
Group status: The books are flying out of the box....!
A lovely group again this year.


The Bone Sparrow by Natasha
I found this book quite hard to get into. It has not been my favourite book. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Phoebe
There were four first-person narrators in this book, which I really liked because you can see how each character thinks and how different four lives c . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Chloe
Exciting - 5 stars Hooks you in - 3 stars Makes images in your head - 5 stars Overall - 4 stars . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Phoebe
“The year I turned twelve, I learnt how to lie,” Annabelle, the main character, tells us at the beginning of the story. It is set in her quiet Pen . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eve
I really liked how the author described the setting. I would recommend this book for early teens as t describes the pain of loss and confusion really . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eve
I liked this book as it was beautifully entwined together at the end, where we got to see the characters meet. I found parts of the book rather slow p . . .
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Beck by Susannah
This book is about a guy's life. Sounds cheesy but that's what it is. Beck is young when all his known family die. Sadly his mother's last words are ' . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Susannah
Annabelle lives in Wolf Hollow in 1943 on a farm with her parents, grandparents, brothers and aunt, Lily. Toby is a strange wanderer who lives in a s . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Susannah
Featuring four main characters; Alyce, Dora, Ruth and Hank. They all live in Alaska, shortly after it becomes a state, and are all very different; Aly . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Finn
This is one of the longer stories and one of the sadder. Based on a true event in a horrible war. Guilt and fear hunts them. A young Polish girl. A Li . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Finn
This book is really good because it helps us understand the struggles of refuges. Hunger strikes and cruelty. It is one of the best Carnegie books ye . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Phoebe
His mother and sister had to flee from their homeland’s cold, dark clutches so Subhi had grown up only knowing about what life inside the detention . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Natasha
I really enjoyed this book because it was 4 separate stories connected. The separate stories helped to portray what life was like if you were rich or . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Natasha
I enjoyed this book because it uses metaphors to help you understand real life struggles. Despite being a great book, it is not my favourite. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Finn
I loved this book! I literally could not put it down. The tale of Annabelle, ruthless Betty and war hardened Toby. Annabelle lives in Pennsylvania d . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Holly
I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others. I really liked how the name of the dog was different and named after something in . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Phoebe
Salt to the Sea is set in winter 1945, during the Second World War. It follows four teenagers; each haunted, and hunted, by their own secrets. “Guil . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eve
I really loved this book as it was so eye-opening. Even more so with the realisation that it is based on a true and heart-breaking story. Ruta Sepetys . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Natasha
I REALLY enjoyed this book because it was written in lots of peoples points of view. This made the book really interesting to read and I liked the fac . . .
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Railhead by Finn
I think this book is amazing as it is about a boy who struggles. A thief who loves to ride the rails. Born of noble blood but has to hide. This book i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Phoebe
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a heart-warming story of hope and forgiveness. Written by award-winning author, Glenda Millard, this book is one of famil . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Finn
This is a fun light-hearted book to be enjoyed by all the family. Join Prez Mellows a boy alone in the world who never speaks. His grandfather is take . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Rebecca
I read this book as my first Carnegie book because the blurb really jumped out at me and I found that it was not at all misleading. Whilst reading thi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Francesca
This book is beautiful yet so confusing. The story's main characters are Alice and Manny. Alice had an accident when she was 12 and it gave her brain . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Francesca
Subhi is a refugee, born in an Australian detention centre. He has only ever known life behind a fence, but most nights he reads his mother's stories, . . .
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Railhead by Francesca
Railhead is interesting science fiction about Zen Starling (a petty thief) who rides a train to go from world to world. Zen lives in poverty (basicall . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eve
I really liked this book as it lets you into the life of 8 year old Subhi, a young boy at a detention centre. It depicts things similar to real life t . . .
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Wantage, Oxfordshire
St James CE Primary School
East Hanney,
King Alfred's Community and Sports College - West Site
Wantage, Oxfordshire