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Beauchamps High School
Wickford, Essex
Group status: Everyone now has a book to read, and some have even finished the first one! Looking forward to finding out what they think of them tonight.

Some shy (and not so shy) members of the 2016 group.

We meet every Monday after school for chat and cake!!!

Salt to the Sea by Elena
A story of a nurse, a Prussian, a sailor and a pregnant women is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Salt to the Sea makes you cry, laugh and s . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by jack
The book is an exiting adventure story about a boy, called Prez, and his alien dog friend, Sputnik, who try to save the earth from planetary clearance . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Elena
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a beautiful story split between 4 people. They start not knowing each other existed, but ended as feeling a conn . . .
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Railhead by Elena
Railhead is a story of adventure and robotics. Travelling through K-gates with stolen goods, Zen Starling completes his first proper mission. But once . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Edie
Wolf Hollow is about a young, 12-year old girl – called Annabelle - who learns how to tell lies. When bully Betty arrives at Wolf Hollow, a problem . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Phoebe
The stars at oktober bend was a very heart-warming book and I enjoyed every moment. I love the way that the book includes poetry to show what Alice is . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jessica
This book was quite confusing seeing as there was not many capital letters but once I got in to it ,it began to make sense. The main girl has been in . . .
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Railhead by Elsie
I like this book very much, however it was sometimes hard to get my head around. It was a challenge-which I love. It was a great fantasy book. The wor . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jessica
Bone Sparrow at first didn't make sense but after a while it made more sense, it was also an obvious yet confusing life to be made out for the reader . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elena
The Bone Sparrow is a beautiful story where a young boy is stuck in a detention centre and is looking for hope. His night sea brings him happiness but . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by William
The bone sparrow is an exciting but tragic book about a boy called Subhi who lives in a detention centre with his mum and his sister, Queenie. Subhi w . . .
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The Marvels by Jennifer
You either see it or you don’t The Marvels By Brian Selznick I have already read this book for the guardian young critics award this is my re . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jennifer
The stars at Oktober bend By Glenda Millard This is a beautifully written and thoroughly interesting book, containing two different narrators’ . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bethany
The book was very boring and I tried to continue but lost interest and gave up. This book is unfortunately not for me, even though it sounded interest . . .
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Beck by Shireen
Beck is a touching story about a young boy, who has grown in a tough environment and goes through many heart breaking times. Beck has never experience . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Keira
This book is an astonishing book due to the way the author has used poetry throughout the book to show that what Alice has a passion for is included i . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Elena
The Stars at Oktober Bend shine brightly on Alice as her life unravels and everything comes together beautifully, like a jigsaw puzzle. This heartbrea . . .
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Beck by Emily
This is the story of a boy. An ordinary 'coloured' boy just like here. This book is a work of art, the most beautiful book I have ever read. The book . . .
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Runwell Readers
The Bromfords School
Wickford, Essex
Hilltop Junior Readers
Wickford, Essex
What is your favourite kind of book?

Action / adventure
Thriller / crime
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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