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East Leake Academy
Group status: reading, reviewing and discussing the books
We love books and we love talking about them - that's we are in the Carnegie Book Club run by Mrs Foskett, our Librarian. This year we are reading independently and posting reviews and will then have a big discussion about the books nearer to the winning announcement when more of us will have read more of the books

Mrs Foskett

The Smell of Other People's Houses by billy
To start with, the book is hard to get into because it follows 4 separate story lines. When you get about halfway through the book,the plot takes some . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by billy
When I first started reading this book I was confused because the grammar was incorrect and the story line was confusing. As the book went on, the sto . . .
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Oxley Carnegie Crew
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Humphrey Perkins
Oxley Shadowers
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Which is your favourite book?

8% (1 vote)

Bone Sparrow
23% (3 votes)

Salt To The Sea
38% (5 votes)

The Stars at Oktober Bend
8% (1 vote)

The Smell Of Other People's Houses
15% (2 votes)

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


Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .