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The Biscuit Appreciation Society
Selsey,
Group status: Reading is well underway now and we are trying to create a Carnegie Book Awards World in Minecraft. We'll keep you posted!

Having just completed a local book award and whilst waiting for our Carnegie books to arrive, we thought we'd make Stonehenge. Out of biscuits, obviously.

Tcspy2 aka Thomas


Ormiston Six Villages Academy
Chichester,
 
Should books written for teenagers avoid using swearing?

No. Teens swear all the time. It is a normal part of language.
Swearing should be avoided in books. Writers are there to use imaginative language. They should be able to find better ways to convey emotions!
Swearing is a cheap trick. It doesn't persuade me that a character is cool.
Sometimes swearing is used to convey a character. If the story attempts to explain why a character uses certain words, then maybe it is okay to include it.
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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