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Debden Park High School
Group status: Our 2017 group is now in full swing, we have decided to meet on a Wednesday lunch time and the students are looking forward to choosing their books and enjoying a full term of reading!

This years Carnegie Shadowers are the Gifted and Talented and keen readers in both year 7 & 8, along with two student helpers from aYr10. They are all enthusiastic readers and can't wait to meet and chat about books. We were the first Secondary School to win the Literacy Trusts ‘Reading Champions’ school of the year. They are excited about participating for the first time in Carnegie Shadowing and are looking forward to reading the books and writing some reviews. Please have a look around our page and enjoy.


The Smell of Other People's Houses by Natalie
I am only halfway through this book but I'm really enjoying it. I am enjoying it because it has good vocabulary and it's fairly easy to understand wha . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by kitty
I don't think that this was the best Carnegie book I have read so far because I found it quite babyish. It's a fiction book and there was no serious . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adriana
I only have a few pages to go and so far this book has been amazing. Every chapter is from a different person's point of view and there are a lot of d . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Hollie
I have just started reading Wolf Hollow and I am about half way through. There are many characters to this story. The main character is Annabelle, she . . .
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Wolf Hollow by emily
I think wolf hollow was an amazing book. Throughout the story, my feeling changed towards the characters. the story is about a girl called Annabelle w . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Dannysa
I believe that 'The Bone Sparrow' is a very good book. The book is based on a young boy who is born into a refugee camp. He only lives with his mum an . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jacob
Wolf Hollow is a well-written book that is about the life of a young girl called Anabelle during World War 2 and her life. She meets a young girl who . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ruby
I'm reading the smell of other peoples houses but I'm only 100 pages in. I'm finding it a bit confusing as each paragraph is written as a different ma . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emma
I was a a little hesitant to read this book, as it was about Alaska becoming the 49th state, and their fishing rights. I read the first page and it t . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tori
I personally think that this book is going to be my favorite as the book is following a certain style that we see a lot at the moment, which is a new . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Millie
If i must be honest, it wasn't what i was expecting. There were no capital letters and the way it was written wasn't like any other book i have read. . . .
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Railhead by David
I read Railhead and the first thing you see is that you are all ready in the action, it is an awesome book with great lore and it really feels like y . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Frankie
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a really interesting book, once you carry on reading you can piece together the story, which makes you want to read on. A . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jacob
This is the best book I have ever read! Books do not usually make me cry, but this book did. It makes you sympathise with Subhi and his life and famil . . .
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One by Sarah Crossan: Would you ever be separated from your twin, even if your life depended on it?

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju