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Aylsham High School
Norwich,
Group status: We have now started the Carnegie Award Challenge.

The Group

We are a group of thirty two strong readers at Aylsham High School. All of us share a passion for reading and are looking forward to reviewing the shortlisted books. Please vote on our poll as we are keen to see what you think. Thanks!

Megan

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tom
Book review of The Stars at Oktober Bend I found this book exciting and imaginative although it was written in a peculiar format. The main characte . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by bethany
The bone sparrow, Zana Fraillon I enjoyed reading this book. The main character Subhi is a refugee born in a refugee camp, within the book his char . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by John-Ra
Personally I don’t really understand the book and the story it was trying to portray to me. However, I did like the way the characters were created. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Caitlin
At first I hated this book, but after reading about two thirds, my opinions drastically changed. The plot is written from the eyes of four different c . . .
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Salt to the Sea by scoobert doo
Salt to the Sea Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is an incredibly moving novel which transports you to world war two to recall the life affirming stor . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jeff
Review on “Wolf Hollow” Wolf Hollow was written by Lauren Wolk and is set in World War 2. It follows the character Annabelle as she finds hers . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tom
Book review of Wolf Hollow This is a story set in rural America during the impact of The Second World War about a farm girl, Annabelle, and the way . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Franco
The Smell Of Other People’s Houses The Smell of Other People’s Houses is a unique and gripping read that undoubtedly captures the reader’s at . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eleanor
Salt to the Sea is a book about four different characters, who have all experienced traumatic events in the past which is still haunting them now. Joa . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mildred
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is very confusing at the start. There is very little description as to what is . . .
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Railhead by maya&jess
Railhead by Philip reeve In my opinion this book had a simple plot and I felt that it wasn’t the author’s best work as it wasn’t a captivatin . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by maya & jess
The 'Smell of Other People’s Houses' is a book written by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock. This book is about Alaska in 1970 from several perspectives, and it . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Segway Gai
This fascinating, unique book provides a wonderful insight into the lives and relationships of people living in Alaska, on the other side of the world . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Maddy
Subhi is a refugee, born in a detention centre based in Australia. This is after his mother and sister fled from the violence of their previous life. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Megan
This book is about a refugee who has to flee her country. Up until chapter 7 the book can become confusing as it switches between two different contra . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Halle
This book is a captivating story that includes a lot of sad moments and is painful to read at times because it shows what refugees go through and the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Olly
So far, 306 pages into this unique novel, I have been impressed and disappointed. There are many debatable reasons for this. Two of Frank Cottrell Boy . . .
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Railhead by Niamh
Railhead by Phillip Reeve Rating: 3 out of 5 stars To be honest, this book was quite disappointing. It had been recommended to me for its plot and t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Abbie
Review of: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Overall rating: 3/5 stars Characters we meet: Florian- the wanderer who is posing as a jewel courier . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sophie
The 'Stars at Oktober Bend' is a completely captivating story, which shines a light onto the true pathway of life. It is told through the eyes of char . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Sophie
Salt to the sea written by Ruta Sepetys is a heartwrenching tale of four refugees. Each of them from different circumstances, all haunted, hunted by t . . .
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Railhead by Atom
'Rail Head' is a book about a young boy who is a small-time thief who is taken on a journey across several worlds whilst fighting for himself and his . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by NAR3IK
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is about a boy named Prez who meets an alien called Sputnik. The alien came to Earth to try to save the planet by w . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Kimberley
This book is about four teenagers living in Alaska. It demonstrates to the reader different points of view living in different circumstances. The char . . .
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Where do you read the most?

On the toilet
At school
In bed
On holiday
In the morning
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Title: A Bundle of Ballads
Illustrator: William Stobbs
Winning Year: 1959

This is an illustrated collection of old ballads, that were originally told by minstrels and passed down the generations. The minstrels disappeared, but the stories they had sung were remembered by old country folk who remembered them from childhood.
 

 

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