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Group status: This year we have decided to do something different. The 13 members of our Carnegie Group (from years 7 & 8) are reading from the longlist rather than just the shortlist and have discovered some really exciting books which didn’t make it through. Whisper

We meet on Thursday mornings at 8.30

Varying tastes and strong opinions but everyone is enjoying the challenge.

The Marvels by Sam
To be frank The Marvels is pure genius. The way you can entwine the pictures and the words is just fantastic and the drawings are so good and the stor . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Rhodri
This book is absolutely amazing; its main character Alice has a problem with her head after an assault, her father is dead, her mother has disappeared . . .
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Railhead by Ollie
Railhead is an exciting, fast-moving adventure set in the future, where humans live on lots of different planets. What’s most exciting about this no . . .
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Railhead by Toby
I enjoyed the book thoroughly because the plot was so imaginative and original. The story is an adventure where a robot and a street kid named Zen tr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Thomas
Salt to the sea is a book on an adventure, but yet is passionate and sad. It is a story of discovery, excitement, secrets and lies. From missing Germ . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Toby
I enjoyed this book because it had a great storyline, which was mysterious and emotional. It was easy to read and you wanted to carry on reading. The . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Joe
In general, I feel that Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is a refreshing book for all the fans of light-hearted, humorous books and delivers enjoyme . . .
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MCS Biccies n' Books
Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls
Rocky Readers
Chatterbooks, Monmouth
Whitecross St,
Which book has the most evocative setting?

Salt to the Sea
Rail Head
Wolf Hollow
The Smell of Other People's Houses?
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Bone Sparrow
Sputnik's guide to Life on Earth
Title: The Owl Service
Author: Alan Garner
Winning Year: 1967

"Something was stirring in the valley, something powerful and old. Something which had no place in the rational modern world." Gwyn heard noise behind him, and he turned. A lump of pebble-dash had come off the wall, and another fell, and in their pla