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TGS BookMunch
Group status: Meet every Weds lunchtime with Mrs M. & Vanessa RBK Youth Librarian

Book Munchers

Welcoming new students to the group. See you on Wednesday in the Library for our Lunchtime Reading. This year we are going to have 2 shared meetings with our neighbouring Carnegie Shadowers at Southborough Boys School. We are so lucky to have support from our Kingston Libraries' Youth Librarian, who supplements our book stock.

Mrs M

Saint Death by Holly
I enjoyed Saint Death immensely. Every page had me desperate to read more with it's fantastic descriptions and fascinating and enticing plot. The char . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ameena
I hope that this amazing book wins the Carnegie. Angie Thomas covers themes from racism to love and loss. I have not read another book that discusses . . .
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The Hate U Give by Maria
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an powerful coming to age story about a Black girl named Starr who live in a 'hood' community. Starr witness an chi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabella
Although Beyond the Bright Sea is not my favorite Carnegie book this year, it gets second place with only The Hate U Give better than it for its topic . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lois
What an inspirational book! Essentially it's about a girl named start living a life of a teenage girl but as the story unfolds mystery and chaos break . . .
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Saint Death by Isabella
Saint Death tells the story of Arturo, a man who lives on the US-Mexico border. The names of cities and some of the conversations are hard to read as . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lois
At the beginning it was quite slow for me getting into the story but once past that the book is incredible. The story line can be quite common with fi . . .
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The Hate U Give by Emma
The Hate U Give is the story of the complicated, two-faced life of Staar. Living a poor life in the “Ghetto” whilst hiding her true self at the privat . . .
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Rook by Holly
Although short, Rook is an amazing book. It focuses on the challenges of life such as bullying or struggling to fit in with other people which makes i . . .
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After the Fire by Isabella
An enjoyable read and a very different story to the others on the list. Hill's story of 17 year old Moonbeam and the cult she had been caught up in . . .
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Saint Death by Navleen
I personally liked this book since it continuously stays in your thoughts about what's going to happen next. The way it is worded helps to create . . .
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The Hate U Give by Isabella
Probably the best book I have read this year. The characters in the story are described very well and they feel as if they were real and the plot . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Fariha
I really liked this book because it was a page-turning Fantasy! It is a sort of a mystery book because there is this girl named Crow and she is was sw . . .
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Rook by Isabella
Perhaps the shortest on the list but still a powerful story. Essentially we learn about Nicky who finds an injured bird and through the short story . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabella
Wed Wabbit is written in a very easy to read style and yet it has a complicated story line. It is quite a childish book and I think it is too young . . .
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Where the World Ends by Isabella
Such a brilliant adventure story with nine boys & two men trapped on an island after a hunting trip. There were a few unexpected events that happen . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs M
Reality fiction? teen issues? Crime? Thriller? #Psychology Yes this book has it all in spades... plus that magic page turning ingredient, great wri . . .
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Release by Mrs M
Release delivers poignant love and the painful birth pangs of 17 year old boy on the threshold of shrugging off 'The Yoke' of his childhood. As an . . .
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Southborough High School
Surbiton, Surrey
Chessington Community College
Kingston upon Thames
Tolworth Library
Coombe Girls' School Carnegie Club
New Malden,
How Do You Choose a Book to spend time with?

A friend's recommendation
From A Booklist online website
A display in the Library or Bookshop
Are you crazy - I've been waiting to read this for ever
Its in a series/trilogy/sequel
I read everthing about this subject/this author
I am hard to please and it takes me ages - Help me!
I ask my teacher/Librarian/parent
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


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