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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School
Group status: Excited about receiving all the new books!

2015 Carnegie shadowers from EGA

The 11 of us have very contrasting opinions about the Carnegie Shortlist, this turns every Thursday break into an interesting debate about if certain books like 'Cuckoo Song' and 'The Middle of Nowhere' are books worthy of being on the Shortlist compared to last years list. Although we all have started exam season, we are determined to read as many books as we can before the Islington Carnegie Shadowing Celebration where we will all get a chance to voice our opinions to a larger audience.

Book Worms
Holloway School
COLAI Reading Group
Title: Junk
Author: Melvin Burgess
Winning Year: 1996

Junk is the most controversial Carnegie winner yet. It unflinchingly tells the story of Tar and Gemma, who run away from home, move to Bristol and meet up with some squatters. It is superbly written, with a subtle character development achieved through a