Carnegie Cliffhangers Notts, Group status: we're off and reading the Shortlist!
The Carnegie Cliffhangers meet every Thursday in the Library. This is our first year of Shadowing and we are following both the Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Jacob A book with twists and turns around every corner but tries too hard to build up tension, ultimately ruining the book itself. Because of this, the plo . . . read full review
Where the World Ends by Rebecca Though this book was intriguing near the beginning as it progressed I felt myself feeling quite bored. However I did enjoy the twists that the story h . . . read full review
After the Fire by Eleanor After the fire is one of the best books I've ever read. Written in past and present tense, it is beautifully told from a 17 year old girl, Moonbeam's, . . . read full review
After the Fire by Ella After The Fire is a thrilling book that brings the reader into the haunting world inside The Fence, ruled by a ruthless Father John. The book is writt . . . read full review
The Hate U Give by Jacob A very realistic book that is frighteningly close to the real world that we live in. After the initial shock, the book slows down and allows you to co . . . read full review
Is it acceptable that sexualised content is included in children's literature?
Title: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Author: Terry Pratchett Winning Year: 2001
A brilliant and witty twist on the tale of the Pied Piper. Funny and irreverent, but also dark and subversive, in the way it parodies the classic folk tale genre. This is a story that holds a mirror up to our world and questions attitudes and behaviour pr