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Loreto College
St Albans,
Group status: Reading Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell



Excited to be part of the Carnegie Shortlist for 2017 ! Another year of great books and looking at the reviews from the students point of view is really what is all about ! Every year the books are so different and this year is no exception! It's great to see the girls reading with passion and being involved in taking part of this great award.

Ramona Parkin

Railhead by Daisy
Railhead is based around the idea of theft and stealing. A boy named Zen Starling is recruited by a major thief who goes by the name of raven to steal . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Daisy
This book was about a refugee who is trying to escape from his camp. I liked his personality because he was quite brave and determined, however, I fou . . .
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Railhead by Lottie
This book is about an ordinary boy called Zen Starling.Zen gets wrapped up in mystery. What will he do? How will he handle it? what will happen ? Ze . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Niamh
This book is set in modern times in the household of the Blythes. Prez stays with them and has to deal with a weird creature that appears on the door . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Zara
The story is told by Annabelle, a twelve year old who has led an untroubled stable and quiet life on her family farm in Pennsylvania. She lives with . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jessica
The story is set in World War 2 , and is based around the lives of four people:Joana, Florian Emilia and Alfred. I enjoyed reading this story because, . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lucy
Salt to the sea tells the story of four young people during WW2, Alfred, Emilia , Joana and Florian. All of them are in difficult situations, trying t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lottie
This book is about Sputnik, an alien whose mission is look after Prez, a boy from the temporary, whilst saving the earth. To save the earth they must . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Natalia
Salt to the Sea is set during the Second World War. As the war draws closer to East Prussia thousands of refugees are desperate to trek towards freed . . .
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Railhead by Beth
Railhead follows the story of Zen Starling in an exciting new universe, where sapient trains ride k-gates to and past planets in entirely different so . . .
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Railhead by Neeva
Railhead is a sci-fi book set in the future. In the first chapter we meet Zen escaping from trouble and his strong willed sister and troubled mother. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Neeva
This book is about a girl with a secret and boy from a torn background. They both find themselves bumping into each other. I really liked this book . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hannah
This is a great book about four people- Alfred who is from Germany, Florian - who is from Prussia- Joana who is from Lithuania and Emelia who is from . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Isabel
Wolf Hollow is a story about a young girl named Annabelle. The book is set around the time of the second world war. I really like the way the author d . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Isabel
Subhi has lived his whole life in a refugee centre in Australia. Subhi has never met his father but he believes that his father may be sending him sec . . .
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Railhead by Isabel
Railhead is about travelling to space through trains. The story follows Zen Starling going through a hard time with his mentally ill mother and tough, . . .
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Railhead by Jess
I personally did not enjoy Railhead as its a space novel and I prefer more mystery books. There are some upsides to this book as it was easy to foll . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Nancy
This book is set in a place in Australia . It is about a boy who was born in a refugee camp and lived there his whole life. He meets a girl called Ji . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Hannah
I really enjoyed this book as I think it was really intriguing and I found it hard to put down the whole way through. The main character is a girl cal . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Niamh
This book is set during the second world war in a refugee camp. It follows the story of trying to survive in such harsh conditions and situations.My f . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Gabrielle
I found this book extremely hard to keep reading, as the start is quite dreadful. It is written from a girl called Alice's point of view.Later on you . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gabrielle
This book is about the lives of four teenagers, set in Alaska. I found the title very queer, and after reading the blurb decided it definitely wasn't . . .
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Railhead by Gabrielle
I found Railhead an interesting futuristic sci-fi book. The story starts off very quickly, with a young street thief called Zen Starling attempting to . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Gabrielle
This book is the story of four young people: a Lithuanian girl, a Prussian boy, Polish girl and German boy. The book tells of their struggles during . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jessica
This story is set in Alaska, in 1970 and centred around the lives of four teenagers, Ruth, Dora Alyce and Hank , who each tell their stories from thei . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Zara
In this tale, we follow the lives of four very different teenagers. Ruth has a secret that she knows she is unable to keep forever.Dora wants to esca . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Nancy
I really enjoyed this book. It was creative and innovative, It is about a young girl called Annabelle who is portrayed as a young strong girl. She le . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Niamh
This book was a really fun read that showed the life of 4 separate lives that somehow all wind up to be connected. It shows the hardships of living in . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Hannah
I really liked this book as it is not totally unrealistic as some people could be in refuge camps now. I think it has a slow start and nothing much ha . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Rita
I found this book quite emotional as it as about a boy called Subhi who is a refugee , but he is not like the the other refugees as he was born in the . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Joesphine
The Smell of Other people's houses is a fabulous book set in Alaska. I was particularly interested in the stunning scenery of this book and by the ti . . .
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Beck by Mrs Parkin
This book comes with an advisory warning - 16+. Therefore, my question is , why is it on the Carnegie Shortlist ? The audience at our school is Year . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lucy
The Bone Sparrow is very emotional book, which in majority, is written from the point of view of a boy called Subhi who was born in a refugee camp in . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Nancy
I really enjoyed this book. To my surprise I got into it very quickly. Ruts Sepetys has really conveyed the emotions of young adults and children. I . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Daisy
Salt to the Sea is about two young girls and two young boys, each of whom have different people they love and want to be with when the war is over. It . . .
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St Albans, Herts
GFS Bookworms
St Albans, Hertfordshire
What is the best way to tell a story? Book or film

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Film
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

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