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North Huddersfield Trust School

Group status: This week our group are producing creative responses to the books that they have been reading!



We are a group of 10 students ranging from Year 7 through to Year 10, and two adults, our Library Manager, Ms McNulty and Tiffany Haigh from Kirklees Libraries. We are very excited about getting to sit around for an hour each week to talk about books, read and eat biscuits!

Ms McNulty

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tiffany Haigh
I enjoyed reading Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth; it made me chuckle. I especially liked the moment when Prez realised that Sputnik, the alien dog, . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jac McNulty
I loved this book! It is exactly the kind of book that I like to read, about a couple of small town communities and the lives of people in the communi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jac McNulty
Initially this book was a little frustrating because of the lack of capital letters, which I found a little off-putting, but you soon come to realise . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jac McNulty
Prez goes to live on a farm in Stramoddie, to give him a break from ‘The Temporary’, where he has been sent to live since his Grandad hasn't been . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Huria
At first when I saw the book's name and cover I thought it was too fictional for me. I thought the book was about a girl turning into a wolf, but the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Asma
As I read Sputnik guide to life on earth I found it funny and intriguing . The book was full of chaos and danger, this really made me to read on . It . . .
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Railhead by Ezra Pusey
I do enjoy sci-fi books so I am really enjoying Railhead. I like the story line following Zen Starling and Nova, also Myka's friends like Flex. From t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tiffany Haigh
I have just finished The Stars at Oktober Bend and have that lovely warm feeling from reading an uplifting ending full of hope for the future. Afte . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tom
I liked Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth because it was a funny book and also I found it adventurous. I also thought that it wasn't fair on Pez becaus . . .
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Railhead by Jac McNulty
The world is not as we know it… Zen Starling lives in a universe where going from planet to planet is commonplace and people get there on intergalac . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Maryyam
I read the bone sparrow and I loved it! The story follows refugee Subhi, who was born at the detention centre and his reckless best friends, Eli and J . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Huria
When I first saw this book I thought that this is my type of book so I chose it. I started to read it but it's difficult. There's one character that . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Zenab
In my opinion I think that Wolf Hollow is a book that is really simple to read and I usually like to read books that are exaggerated so it's not perfe . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Maryyam
I first chose the book because I thought it may be humorous (the title.) As I read on, I found that it was written through the perspective of 4 differ . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jaden warner
I picked this book to see how it was and it was fab. There are two main characters. There is Alice Nightingale and Manny James and I like the way they . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jac McNulty
This is the story of a girl named Annabelle who lives in a quiet little rural town called Wolf Hollow and whose life is turned upside down by a bully . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jac McNulty
This is the first book that I chose to read for the Carnegie Shadowing Award and I chose it because I thought it would be the one that I would least e . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jac McNulty
I'm enjoying this book so far, and I'm surprised because I selected it as the book I least wanted to read. I like the fact that it is narrated by f . . .
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All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
NHTS Carnegie Shadowing Group
Huddersfield,
The Blurbs
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Helme CE J & I School
Huddersfield,
What is your favourite genre?

Horror
43% (3 votes)

Teen fiction
43% (3 votes)

Crime / Mystery
14% (1 vote)

 
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
 

 
 

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of screen-plays and, along with director Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony . .