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Chiswick School
London,
Group status: Chiswick's Fantastic Carnegie Reading Club 2016

Carnegie Reading Group 2018

This year we have a Fantastic group made up of students from years 7 & 8's shadowing the awards process. We meet every other week in the library and discuss what we've read so far and write reviews. We are also really excited this year as all the books are on the Accelerated Reader programme which our Year 7 & 8's take part in.

Mrs Williams & Mrs Flann

Rook by Sara
I think the book "Rook" by ANTHONY McGowan was a book that I wouldn't really read, mostly because I don't find them as interesting as others. But I re . . .
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Saint Death by Sara
The book "Saint death" by MARCUS SEDGWICK, is a very interesting book. It is more than just what the cover shows, and it has lots of undiscovered secr . . .
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Release by Sara
The book "release" is a novel about someone named Adam who has a bit of problems getting on with his new parents. Their also a distance friend of his . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sara
I would totally recommend this book to other teenage readers, it's absolutely amazing. The book "the hate u give" is full with problems which Starr ha . . .
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Where the World Ends by Kalan
The books cover and blurb where both very interesting and drew me into this book. But once I began to read it I was bored almost throughout by its . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Edith
Really great story that i read quickly. I couldn't put it down and spent all day reading it. Loved all the characters and story lines in the book. Som . . .
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Where the World Ends by oliver
I thought that this book was a bit slow and boring. . . .
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Saint Death by Edith
Saint death is definitely one of the best Carnegie books i have read. I loved the style of writing and the characters personalities. I found the story . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by elsa
This book is really good. The only thing i was annoyed by was the ending, however it does make way for another book so I'm just going to keep hoping. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Elizabeth
The book was impossible to put down!It had very interesting plot twists.I was on the verge of crying when i found out Quills family died because of sm . . .
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Rook by elsa
I really enjoyed this book and will probably remember this book as one that i was so intrigued by that i finished in the same school day. however it i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Eloise
In Beyond the bright sea there were many things I particularly enjoyed... 1. Crow. I really liked this character and thought her past was very inte . . .
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Rook by Edith
I read Rook really quickly and I was sad it had ended. The story was great and i felt sorry for Nicky when everything went downhill. I enjoyed how the . . .
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Saint Death by Eloise
This book is very good and is written very well with a great story line. It was not my favourite, however I did very much enjoyed and thought the char . . .
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Wed Wabbit by elsa
I really like this book. When I was reading it my cousin also wanted to know what happened in the end, so I think this proves that it's very suitable . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Elizabeth
Beyond the Bright Sea is a very intense story with soft moments like Crow meeting the Nurse or having a bonding moment with her father.The ending near . . .
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Where the World Ends by Eloise
This book is a great adventure story and has a great plot. I very much enjoyed it, however parts were quite boring. I thought the middle was very tens . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Eloise
This book was my favourite.It was really good and i enjoyed it thoroughly!I was not bored at any point in the whole book and I thought the writer wrot . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by oliver
I thought that this book was very uplifting but at times very sad. I enjoyed it. . . .
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Saint Death by Nathaniel
I thought Saint Death was a great book for a few reasons: 1) I thought the characters were very interesting and well-developed 2) The cartels an . . .
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Where the World Ends by elsa
I really liked this book. It makes you think about how lucky we are to have all the things we do. The only thing about this book is that some of the t . . .
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Release by Aladine
This book was one of the most unique book i have read. I think this book will be better for older readers but overall i think this is a fantastic book . . .
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Wed Wabbit by oliver
i thought that this book was very fun and enjoyable. In then past i wouldn't have read this kind of genre but after reading this i am keeping my optio . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Olly
Wed Wabbit is a book I did not expect to be in this shortlist as most of the books shortlisted this year have either been depressing or some sort of d . . .
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After the Fire by Olly
After the Fire is a book with a mixture of fact and fiction, I myself am a fan of books that contain some sort of mystery so I could not put this book . . .
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Where the World Ends by Olly
The title may make it seem like an apocalyptic book but when you get to actually read it the book becomes much more than just an apocalyptic book and . . .
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Rook by Olly
I found Rook an enjoyable story that is quite faced paced but on the other hand hasn't got much description in it that's why it's such a shorter read . . .
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Release by Olly
Release is a very controversial book in the shortlisting, I've read a few reviews saying that it was a tiny bit innapropriate, I want to say quickly t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Olly
Beyond the Bright Sea is a story about a girl who gets pushed out to sea as a baby. I found it quite exciting at times but also heartwarming and eye o . . .
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The Hate U Give by Olly
THUG is a very complicated book on its surface, but inside is a very detailed story that will intrigue you and make you sympathise with both the chara . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Connie
I found this book quite childish yet fascinating. There's a girl called called Fidge and her younger sister who is called Minnie. Then a terrible acci . . .
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After the Fire by Sara
The book "after the fire" is a wonderful book which talks about how these groups of people started of just of living in an open land only listening to . . .
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Rook by Aladine
Rook was was an alright book that i think just wasn't for me. Compared to all the other books in the scheme rook was not the best. I think i didn't li . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aladine
the hate you give was a fantastic book with a lot of suspense to keep you hooked. i really liked it and i think it is one of the best books i have rea . . .
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Release by Elizabeth
I found release kind of dirty and inappropriate but the story line was very fascinating.I liked how the two stories combined together at the end and i . . .
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Release by Eloise
Release was a very good book I would recommend strong readers with an eye for dramatic books. However, there were certain aspects I found reasonably . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Edith
I loved wed wabbit. The story was quite sad in places and also really funny. The character had tough times not only in the imaginary world, but in rea . . .
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The Hate U Give by elizabeth
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was very enthusiastic about real life problems which i really enjoyed.I loved how some of her problems were very rel . . .
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Where the World Ends by Edith
Where the world ends is a gripping fiction book with real life aspects. The plot is very interesting and i was always wanting to read it. Some bits we . . .
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Release by Eloise
Release was a very good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I did find certain aspects of the book a little inappropriate. And although there w . . .
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Release by Kelly-Ann
I was confused of the story in the book and I didn't understand what is it about as I didn't seem to be interested of how does the characters in the s . . .
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The Hate U Give by Eloise
This is my favourite book in the whole Carnegie series so far. t is absolutely brilliant and got me thinking about the issues in the world we live in. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sara
The book Wed Wabbit is an interesting fiction, based on a girl named fidge who has a little sister named Minnie who cant pronounce her "R". Their is a . . .
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Saint Death by oliver
I thought that the start of the book was a bit slow but eventually built up and turned into a very fast paced, enjoyable book. I liked that it was set . . .
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After the Fire by Eloise
After the fire is a great fire survival story that had me in pieces by the end. Did it have to end? I recommend this to book to all keen readers with . . .
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Saint Death by Kalan
I have for the most part enjoyed 'Saint Death'. It was an interesting book based in one of the poorest places in Mexico, which highlighted some sadden . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sara
The book "Beyond the bright sea" is a very nice story which talks about a young girl who lives on an island named cape cod with her carer Osh and his . . .
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Rook by Elizabeth
It starts of very light and has an interesting beginning but as i read on i discovered more about Nicky's personality and it changed the plot.However . . .
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Rook by Eloise Quickenden
I read Rook as the first book in the Carnegie Scheme and it got me so excited for the other books. I was drawn in right from the beginning and wasn't . . .
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Release by Edith
I really liked the book release. It took you on a long and emotional journey and the struggles the character went through felt real to me as i read it . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Kalan
I have really enjoy this book. It is a thrilling story with many twists and turns never letting me put the book down. I could not stop reading about C . . .
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Rook by ruby
Personally I thought the book was a very interesting book and shed light on all sorts of relationships such as enemies,brothers and lovers. The book . . .
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After the Fire by oliver
I thought that this book was very powerful and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. It has been my favourite book so far. . . .
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After the Fire by Edith
After the fire was a very gripping and emotional book. I finished it quickly as i was always wondering what came next. The way it was written made the . . .
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After the Fire by Kelly-Ann Terrett
The book was very interesting and quite understanding the character's views in the story. Really made me felt hurt in some of the character's life and . . .
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Where the World Ends by reuben
I think that this book was a good read as it had a good plot and had a sad ending which surprised me. I liked how it was based on a true story and an . . .
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After the Fire by Lucia
AFTER THE FIRE: it was a ok book. the ending felt sudden and for me the entire plot just felt confusing. i read this book during Easter Break and it w . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lucia
WED WABBIT: This book was surprisingly good, and even with the Childish Title this book was quite good. the characters where how you would act at ther . . .
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The Hate U Give by Esmee
I thought this book was amazing!It was well written, funny , exciting and emotional. The message behind the story was heart touching and easily identi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lucia
BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA:I thought that this book was quite good. i would recommend this book even though I thought that it had a slow start. from readin . . .
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Saint Death by Esmee
I didn't particularly enjoy this book because it had a slow start and I didn't like the idea of the plot. I don't think it was my type of book but oth . . .
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After the Fire by Esmee
I thought After the Fire was great!It had suspense, adventure, mystery and even a bit of romance. It kept me gripped and I couldn't put it down howeve . . .
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After the Fire by Aladine
This is one of the best books I have ever read and maybe even the best book of all the Carnegie books this year. I don't want to spoil it but it was a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Manny
Really good book, it was a little slow at the start and didn't seem very interesting but after not very much time, the story gets very interesting and . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Aladine
This book was one of my favourites because of the funny exhilarating adventure Fidge and her cousin go on its so funny because the person they have to . . .
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Saint Death by Aladine
i think this was and alright book which had a lot of twists and turns on the way and in every chapter there was a gun fire or drug dealing it was horr . . .
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Where the World Ends by Aladine
Where the world ends was the was the first book i read and it was definitely a good one it was a great adventure, about a group of people that go . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Zoe
I thought the concept of this book was good, but it was written in a childish manner for a book for young adults. It was surreal and odd, but I though . . .
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Where the World Ends by Zoe
I thought this was an excellent book about how people will react to being abandoned, and how they slowly develop a community, or a dictatorship. It re . . .
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Release by Zoe
I enjoyed how this was not just a romance but a story of how Adam struggles to be accepted by his strictly-religious parents as gay. I wasn't too sure . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Zoe
This book was not my favourite, but I still enjoyed the story of how Crow deals with the other islanders' prejudice and fear of her. I liked how it fl . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sara
The book "Where the world ends" is a really interesting novel, it talks about the traditions in foreign countries (I think it is in the UK somewhere u . . .
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Release by Connie
I really enjoyed this book because it showed that Adam got to be free with having a dad who doesn't appear to like gay people (Adam happens to be gay) . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Connie
I enjoyed this book because it was nice and exciting. At the start of this book, crow starts talking how she was found on a beach on a small island an . . .
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Saint Death by Olly
Saint Death is a book set in and around the Mexico and American borders. It follows the story of a man called Arturo and his struggle in the gang infe . . .
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Rook by Manny
This book definitely is one of the best I have ever read. If I were to give it a rating out of ten it would receive a 9. I feel that the start was a b . . .
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Saint Death by Zoe
Although at first I wasn't the most keen on this book, by the end I loved how the story had progressed and developed. The author blended in Mexican cu . . .
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Release by Zoe
This was a fantastic novel which told a thrilling tale about Adam, who struggled to come out as gay to his Christian parents, and the Queen, possessed . . .
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Rook by Zoe
I enjoyed reading this book, but felt that the story could have been developed, and that even though the ending made sense I would have preferred if i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Edith
The hate u give is a great book and relates to problems happening around the world. It is very exciting, sad and you feel like you know the characters . . .
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The Hate U Give by Zoe
This powerful story was thrilling, and I loved how the plot developed as Starr found her voice and told the world about her experiences. It is a fanta . . .
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After the Fire by Zoe
This was an amazing book which I really enjoyed reading. At times it was dark and haunting, but gripping all throughout. The plot was full of intense . . .
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Orchard House School
London,
Grove Park Reading Collective
Chiswick, London
The Harrodian School
London,
 
 
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .