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Hawley Place Carnegie Club
Surrey,
Group status: Busy Reading

Mrs J Parkins

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alice
Beautifully unique book, memorable and utterly extraordinary. I couldn't put it down! A powerful tale and unforgettable characters. . . .
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Railhead by Alice
A clever, original book which I could not put down. I loved every second of it and the characters felt life-like. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alice
Definitely an original, well-thought out book, though unfortunately did not appeal to me. I would recommend it to readers 7+. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tasanee
Unfortunately, this book did not completely catch my attention. It has many beautiful aspects to it and the story line is beautiful... However, when I . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Harriet
Unfortunately i didn't enjoy this book.It didn't appeal to me and i found the story line difficult to follow.I would however recommend it to 7-10 year . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Harriet
Wolf Hollow is very well written and probably one of the best books I have ever read! It is engaging and captures your attention right from page one. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lauren
The bone sparrow is about a young boy trapped in a refugee camp. It reminds me of the boy in stripped pyjamas - following the same sort of pattern to . . .
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New Scotland Hill Primary
Little Sandhurst, Berkshire
The Eagles
Sandhurst, Berkshire
Cordwalles Junior School
Camberley, Surrey
Frogmore Community College
Hants,
What is your favourite book from this year's shortlist?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Bone Marrow by Zana Fraillon
The smell of Other People's house by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
RailHead by Philip Reeve
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septetys
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .