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Oakgrove Readalots
Oakgrove, Milton Keynes
Group status: We are a newly formed group continuing the Oakgrove Carnegie Shadowing tradition at our school. We meet on Wednesdays in the Library and are looking forward to the long list arriving soon.



Jamie and Craig

After the Fire by Kyla
“After the fire” is a story which follows the life of 17 year old Moonbeam. It surrounds her life in the George W. Bush Municipal centre, where she wa . . .
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Wed Wabbit by jamie
I give Wed Wabbit 5 out 5 because it had a unique story line. It really tickled my funny bone. The rhymes were extremely good. It was such a good book . . .
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Rook by ethan
This amazing book got 4 stars out of 5 because of the tone and the way the author wrote the story. It made me feel like I was the character because I . . .
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After the Fire by Nida
This book was the best by millions of miles. It had a clear story line and easy words. Every part of it was incredible, it was absolutely mind blowing . . .
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Saint Death by Nida
This book was amazing. It had everything I would expect in a book and extra, everyone says it's depressing but personally, it was great. It always got . . .
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Release by Rhiannon
Release was one of the books I couldn't put down as I could relate to some of the characters and found it weird how the book could make me feel for th . . .
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Saint Death by Lily
Saint Death was a story about a man gambling for his friends life but slowly finds himself getting further and further into a hole. The last 3 books I . . .
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Release by Megan
Honestly, I'd have read this, even if it was just the Queen's story. That half was a thriller and I loved the style of telling the story. Absolutely g . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Megan
A hilarious and lighthearted story in a sea of YA novels. God bless you, Lissa Evans. Finch was the most likeable protagonist throughout the whole . . .
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Rook by Rhiannon
I enjoyed reading Rook because there were characters with disabilities and the story line was new to me. I liked the way the author used different lan . . .
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After the Fire by Sophie
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! It was expertly written and wonderfully formatted. The way the story was presented to give the reader little bits of information . . .
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After the Fire by Megan
A brilliantly written book. The chapter changes take a little bit to get used to, but the pace is quick, exciting and shows a realistic view of a cult . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Coles
Yet another Carnegie contender from this redoubtable author! Set on the island of Hirta, and the formidable Warrior Stac this is the ultimate survival . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Coles
A story dealing with a very contemporary issue - the killing of a young, unarmed, black youth by an armed policeman. This is resonating with many read . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Coles
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was inventive, very funny and well written. The setting is quite surreal and we are soon aware that Fidge and Grah . . .
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After the Fire by Craig
After the Fire was one best books I have read because of the way the author use flashbacks and Moonbeam's thoughts. The story line was really intrigui . . .
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Release by Lily
Release was a story about a day through the eyes of the main protagonist Adam and a dead girl who rose from the lake. I’ll be honest when I say that t . . .
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Where the World Ends by Parinaz
A Brutally honest Review of Where the World Ends I gave this book a rather low score at 2/5 stars. The book was well written and there were times w . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nida
This was an incredible book, definitely my second favourite (I've read at least 100 books or more) because it was so entertaining and different from o . . .
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Release by Nida
Release To be honest I really don’t understand this book, I read the blurb and it matched nothing that was actually in the book. It talks about a gho . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Coles
The story is loosely based around the siege at Waco in Texas, the base for the Branch Davidian cult. The author, Will Hill, being fascinated by these . . .
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The Hate U Give by Kyla
ABOUT This book follows Starr, a teenager who grows up on an estate with lots of gangs, drugs, murder and violence. After escaping from a party shoot . . .
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Release by Kyla
ABOUT The book follows one day in Adam Thorne's life. The day when his life falls apart. Adam finds out some shocking news about his brother and best . . .
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Release by olivia
I would give this book 1 out of 5 stars because the title sounded so dull. I could not find the point of the story and I could not understand what was . . .
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Saint Death by Aziza
Saint Death was a bit odd therefore I didn't quite understand the message of the book or the main concept of it so couldn’t really finish it. I would . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Megan
Lauren Wolk’s writing has never improved- Wolf Hollow was a bore, and this one joins the party. The characters were charming and actually rather likab . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lily
Where The World Ends is a book set on the Warrior Stac when 9 boys and 3 men get stranded for longer than intended and have to survive. It’s an intere . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lily
Wed Wabbit was a complete tonal shift from the last book I read and it was fun! The author of this book can write a good comedy and get you to feel fo . . .
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Rook by Kyla
About: "Rook" follows the story of a teenager named Nicky and his struggles. His brother adopts a rook after it falls sick. His brother has special n . . .
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The Hate U Give by olivia
I would give THUG 2/5 stars because I got very bored reading it and I did not understand quite a bit of the language. I do not think this is my kind o . . .
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Rook by olivia
I would give Rook 4 out of 5 stars. It was exciting and you did not know what would come next. I would definitely say people should read it. One of th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by olivia
I would probably give wed wabbit 3/5 because I did not understand some things that where going on and the language is very hard to read because lots o . . .
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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 jus