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Malbank
Nantwich,
Group status: We're reading.



We are Malbank school. We are a small collection of 6 pupils who are avidly reading the nominated books for this year's Carnegie Medal. We are all well read students who are greatly enjoying the works that we have read so far and we hope that we will enjoy all of the works to come. We debate our points as we all have different opinions and some of us do not enjoy the particular styles used by some authors although we all respect their hard work and dedication to their work. We could not have done this without the help of our librarian Mr Shaw.


Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Shannen
The concept of this book was quite original, the pace being rather appropriate. The plot was not as gripping as some of the other books I have read in . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jessica
I managed to read all of the book and I found it amazing. It is a very gripping, hilarious but heart breaking book. From the start, I was hooked. T . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emily
This was an original story. However, it includes the war and so do other books. This story wasn't gripping in the slightest, I was immediately bored a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Gladys
This book, Salt to the Sea, had an interesting and original plot and was at a reasonable pace, making it both easy to read and keeping you interested . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Julia
The story was definitely original and gripping because straight away the book started with action. In addition, this makes the pace fast. I didn't re . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Bella
I found this book to have an appropriate pace, which made the story easy to read. The plot was gripping and original; the characters were believable a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily
Salt to the Sea was an amazing book, definitely original and would grab my attention any day. From the moment I started I was hooked! It was amazing, . . .
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Railhead by Shannen
The book was extremely gripping, and very original. It was quite different to anything I have ever read. It made it nearly impossible to put the book . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Gladys
The book, the Stars at Oktober Bend, by Glenda Millard was an intriguing story, willing you to read on. It had a plot that made you want to keep readi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Julia
The book The Smell Of Other People's Houses is very different to other books because in the first 4 chapters there's a different story. In my opinion . . .
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Railhead by Bella
The pace of the story was frenetic; the quick changes in scenery made the book harder to concentrate on and understand; I personally found it difficul . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jessica
From what I have read so far, I have found this book ok. At first, I found it a bit vague in terms of the setting and the situation (the war), but as . . .
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Railhead by Gladys
This book, Railhead, by Philip Reeve, is an original, fast pace story with a gripping plot and many exiting developments. The author described the . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shannen
The book has an original concept and was quite different to other stories in this genre. It revolved around the children in an immigration camp in Aus . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emily
The story was definitely original! How they wrote the stories, to later find that they all mix together was impeccable. It has been more different and . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Gladys
The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon, was interesting and had an original plot. The plot was gripping and made you want to turn the page and read on. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Julia
The book wasn't very exiting in my opinion and the pace was very slow . However, the characters and the place were described very well so it seems lik . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bella
This book (The Bone Sparrow) has a plot unique to its genre. It takes place inside a refugee camp in Australia; refugee camps are a topical and import . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jessica
From what I have read of the book so far (over halfway), I found the book very interesting. I liked the 4 different point of views and how they intert . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Bella
Salt to the Sea is a novel with a gripping plot and well-developed characters, by telling the story through the viewpoint of multiple characters, it s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Shannen
The plot of the story was unique and original as it was about two characters during the war that were human opposites. It was intriguing as it was alm . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gladys
The smell of Other People's Houses is a book with an interesting story, there are 4 different tales within, telling you about their problems and how t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jessica
At first, I found this book hard to understand because of the style the author has written in. The use of no capital letters for Alice's point of view . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
Firstly, I must say this book was fascinating. Despite the fact that I didn't read it all. OK, the book was definitely original, I've never read a . . .
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Pear Tree Newts
Nantwich,
Reaseheath readers
Cheshire,
Brine Leas High School
Nantwich,
 
Which book are you most looking forward to reading?

Salt to the Sea
20% (4 votes)

The Stars at Oktober Bend
25% (5 votes)

The Bone Sparrow
30% (6 votes)

The Smell of Other People's Houses
25% (5 votes)

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

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 this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Born and raised in Alaska and a longtime journalist for Alaska Public Radio, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock spent ten years fishing commercially and raised her children on a boat in Southeast Alaska - bringing a rare authenticity to her writing about Americ . .