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Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
Kent,
Group status: We meet every Friday lunchtime... Several have already read all the titles and our Leader Board is up and running. Those wanting to read Beck need to get permission!

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Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School is in Ramsgate, Kent. Come and join the fun! Read the books, do the quizzes, get involved in the group meetings... and enjoy the party at the end.

Railhead by Anya
This is my favourite Carnegie book I've read this year so far. I really liked the character of Nova, I got annoyed when she was left drifting in space . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mya
This was one of my favorites from the Carnegie list. I didn't want to put this book down until I had finished it as I became engrossed in the plot. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Edith
This book had a brilliant atmosphere of suspense, I became engrossed in the plot and sympathised with the characters' situations. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Asha
This was my first read out of the shortlist this year, and I was not disappointed. I loved how all the characters had their individual dark secret, an . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Grace
This book was amazing. It really kept me interested and wanting to read more the whole way through. I like how it showed another side of the war from . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ellie
I personally did not like this book as I found it boring and uninteresting. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lola
Out of all of the books I have read so far, Salt To The Sea is my favorite by far. It is very moving and there is always something dramatic happening! . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ellie
Out of all the books I have read so far, this has been my favorite!!!! I think that the book is really interesting to read and quite emotional. It wa . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Grace
At first when reading Wolf Hollow I found it really creepy, but I carried on with it and became to understand the book and its story more. I really en . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by James
I found it very hard to get into the book and the story was very slow and I found it quite confusing . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Anya
I enjoyed this book, although I found it hard to get into at first. About halfway through I got really engaged in the story, so I think it probably ju . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Henry
I thought that the book was good as a whole, however there was too much death and there wasn't a good conclusion to it all. The characters were well w . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by James
I liked the book but I found it VERY hard to keep up with all the characters and their stories and who was whose friends . . .
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Railhead by Asha
I really enjoyed this one, it was my favourite. The overall plot was very interesting and unique, it was fantastically written and really well though . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by James
I found this book very good and moving and it reminded me strongly of the "Boy in the striped pyjamas" although I found some parts confusing . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by James
I found this book very good and moving and it reminded me strongly of the "Boy in the striped pyjamas" although I found some parts confusing . . .
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Railhead by Henry
I thought it was quite good and had a lot in the book, but the ending was a bit anticlimactic and not very good. It was also sometimes a bit boring be . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by James
I found it fun and easy to read but I found some of the family's reactions odd eg. when the main character and Sputnik snuck out, they did not tell hi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Henry
I thought it was quite good and at least there wasn't much death. It was pretty good although I wish some of the characters had made better choices. I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Henry
I thought that the story was intricate and very good, but it was confusing at times. The ending was really good though and well thought out. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Henry
I found it quite good and mostly realistic. However, the end didn't even have the coin (one of the night sea treasures) fitted into the bone sparrow. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Henry Ozolins
It is quite good. I liked the concept of it, however I thought its realism was a bit far-fetched. The statement "just follow the instructions" only re . . .
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Railhead by Alexander
I generally really liked the book. I liked that the main character wasn't a general good guy, he was out for himself. I found the ending very quick th . . .
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What makes a good book for you?

Really well-drawn 3-D characters
An exciting and/or well-developed plot
Well-written; good vocabulary
A stand-out cover
Recommendation by friends
Short
Similar to other books I've really enjoyed
By my favourite author
 
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
 

 
 

Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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