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King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
Kings Heath, Birmingham
Group status: We've voted and the reading barometer gives our final top three

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Our Year 9 Shadowing group members have exclusive access to the shortlisted books. In our meetings, we discuss (without spoilers!) what we have read so far and exchange our books. We have each read at least one book so far.

Mushkan

Release by Jess
Release was another compelling, interesting and realistic book which interwoven young adult themes and worldwide issues into a story that many teenage . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ruby
Beyond the Bright Sea is another novel on this list that may have been written for a younger audience, but nevertheless, I had an educational experien . . .
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Rook by Ruby
Although short, the subject matter of this short-story was a difficult one to write successfully about, but it wasn't done too horrendously. Albeit . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ruby
This book is reminiscent of those that I read back in year 3 or year 4, as the subject matter and protagonists aren't awfully mature. Almost certain . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Vaidehi
Wed Wabbit was a wildly inventive and a hilarious read which carries a deep message about how differences should be embraced and celebrated. The book . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jess
Geraldine McCaughrean transported her readers to another time, place and setting that was based on the true story of a small group of men living on an . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Anna
This is a very funny book, with a rather ridiculous plot line, however somehow I was gripped and did not expect to enjoy the book so much as I did, as . . .
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Release by Anna
This was a brilliantly written book that explored some very current topics such as the LGBTQ community and life after death. I really liked the way th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Naina
This book was a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Beyond the Bright Sea is about Crow’s quest to find her birth family as she was found washed up on . . .
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Release by Vaidehi
The book 'Release' by Patrick Ness is a story about a 17 year old gay boy who is part of a very religious family, and how he overcomes adversity and l . . .
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After the Fire by Jess
After the Fire had a metaphorical meaning hidden underneath the words on the pages. The whole book meant so much more when you delved deeper. The stor . . .
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Release by Naina
Release was a powerful and realistic book that deals with the difficulties many people in the LGBTQ community face. Adam Thorn grows up in a small tow . . .
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Saint Death by Naina
Saint Death is a powerful book about Arturo’s struggle to keep himself and his friend alive in the small town of Anapra. Saint Death exposes the life . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Chloe
Remember when you were little, and you used to read books about magical kingdoms living in harmony, about kings and queens and palaces? Remember when . . .
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Where the World Ends by Chloe
“Where the World Ends” by Geraldine McCaughrean tells the tale of nine young boys and three men who went on a three week fowling trip that lasted far . . .
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After the Fire by Aira
After the Fire has to be one of the best books I have ever read. It is interesting throughout and it keeps the reader engaged right until the very end . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mushkan
Beyond the Bright Sea is one of a kind. The book talks about the journey of a child who was abandoned by her parents and how she tries to find who the . . .
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Release by Mushkan
Release is a teen book and talks about the topic of coming out as gay to a family that strongly believes that it is a monstrosity. It makes you realis . . .
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Rook by Mushkan
Rook is such a sentimental book. It deals with mental health issues, more specifically dyslexia and finding it difficult to read and figure out words. . . .
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After the Fire by Naina
After the Fire is a masterpiece that depicts clearly how corruption twists such innocent concepts as a religious base where all believers live a life . . .
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Rook by Jess
This book was an emotional and powerful read. I think it is particularly a good book for those who are reluctant to read and prefer a quick novel. Thi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jess
My high expectations of another Lauren Wolk novel were once again exceeded. This book showed us the life of a young girl figuring out her past while t . . .
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Rook by Anna
The plot of this book was well constructed and easy to follow, however I felt it was too basic and this meant it was hard to get into the characters a . . .
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After the Fire by Anna
This was a very gripping and well written book. The plot unraveled brilliantly and I was hooked from page one.The characters were very believeable and . . .
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After the Fire by Ruby
Will Hill's disturbingly accurate account of life inside a cult not only shocked my conscience but also educated me about such horrors that still occu . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Shriya
I enjoyed reading this book although I did not find it gripping. It was interesting, however not completely to my taste as I like to read thriller or . . .
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Rook by Vaidehi
The fiction novel 'Rook' by Anthony McGowan is a very relatable book. Rook is a book aimed at dyslexic and reluctant readers, and it hits the mark wit . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mushkan
One would think it would be hard to get into a children's book at my age but I beg to differ. This book had me turning pages late at night. Its plot c . . .
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Saint Death by Mushkan
Saint Death. First glance and it may not seem the best of books, however, the minute you start to delve deeper into the story that is set in the waste . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jess
The title "children's book of the week" fits this book exactly. The audience, which is children, would absolutely, undoubtedly love this book. All the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jess
This book was a masterpiece. Angie Thomas created a fictional story which gave an insight to the real world. This book showed how racism still exists . . .
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Saint Death by Jess
This book has definitely deserved its place on the Carnegie Shortlist. Saint Death had a powerful plot which gave us an insight to the world of danger . . .
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Camp Hill Shadowers
Kings Heath, Birmingham
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
King's Heath, Birmingham
BC8 Carnegie
Birmingham,
 
Which book do you think will win the award?

After the Fire
Wed Wabbit
Beyond the Bright Sea
Rook
Saint Death
Where the World Ends
The Hate You Give
Release
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori