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Carnegie Critics
Ascot, Berkshire
Group status: Carnegie Critics meets Monday lunchtimes at 1.15 in the LRC for books and biscuits. We are students from Yrs 9-13

Some of our members at the Carnegie shelves

Our Carnegie Critics meet weekly to discuss and debate the shortlisted books.

Simeon Jack

Railhead by Simeon
This book is once again a masterpiece by Philip Reeve. He has created yet another fantastic world that you can be immersed in. I could not put this bo . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Somto
Salt To The Sea is so much better than Titanic. The plot was gripping and it was definitely a page turner. I wish I could erase all memories of it so . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Isabella Pini
This book had a very good storyline and I couldn't put it down. It was also really interesting and I loved the ending. I would give it a 9 out of 10 a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Bastone
I loved this book! Our heroine Annabelle is a thoughtful and kind child who has befriended Toby, an ex soldier who lives alone on the hills. When Be . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Bastone
This is a lovely story about children living their life in a refugee camp. It is told through the eyes of Subhi, whose mum has stopped telling him st . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Owen
This book was a delightful look back into my own childhood, full of adventure and excitement. I would recommend this book to younger readers, who can . . .
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Holy Trinity C E School
Sunningdale, Berks
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Ascot, Berkshire
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Ascot, Berkshire
Which book has the best beginning?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Salt to the Sea
Wolf Hollow
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Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer.