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Manchester High School for Girls

Group status: Most of us are on to our second shortlisted book before the Easter holiday.

We've got 38 girls shadowing the shortlist this year along with 3 staff. All organised into 6 little discussion groups we read, swap, hold weekly discussions and judge the shortlisted books. We love Carnegie Medal shadowing and look forward to it every year.

Miss Hawker

Railhead by Catrin
I really enjoyed Railhead. It was incredibly thrilling and captivating.The plot is quick and exciting and it is beautifully thought out and imagined. . . .
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Now that we're approaching the end of the Shadowing process, which of the shortlisted books would you most like to be the winner?

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

Do you remember reading this for Carnegie Shadowing 2014? 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 thi


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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