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City Readers
Leicester,
Group status: We have had some fantastic discussions this year, and sadly now only have one meeting left. We will miss our weekly get-togethers!



We are a large and lively bunch of students ranging from year 7 to year 11. Many of us are Manga maniacs and a small minority are definitely not! Some of us like to read fantasy books and some of us like to read 'depressing' books!

Zameer Ashrif

Railhead by Captain Shalin Bhamrah
If you love astrophysics and science - THIS BOOK IS PERFECT FOR YOU. This amazing book is about a thief who manages to escape from his victims through . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Anastasis
I think that the book "The Bone Sparow" was really sad like because it's talking about refugees which means "a person who has been forced to leave the . . .
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Railhead by Mohammed
This is a wonderful book for those of you who enjoy sci-fi and books like the Hunger games or the Maze runner. This has to be one of my top 10 favouri . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Fatema
The Smell Of Other Peoples Houses is a weird book with a very weird title!The book is meant to be a thrilling, arresting debut novel however i think t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Elle
full of action, very emotive and a really eye catching. a really good book for children of this generation. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by George
Sputnik's guide to life on earth is about a boy called Prez Mellows. Prez's granddad can't look after him well enough And so Prez has to go into a chi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Fatema
This book is awesome! I really enjoyed it from the minute i started reading it. Its all about a boy called Prez who's Grandad is taken away from him a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Musab
I think this book is a great book to read because it is very entertaining and interesting to read and you can become immersed in it . . .
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Railhead by Nidhi
This book is very interesting, good for those who are in to science fiction. Thos book is about worm holes in space and a boy who uses these old train . . .
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Railhead by Zameer Ashrif SOM.Dist
Science fiction as a whole genre is expanding into children's literature, and in a big way. As a result, writers have tried to move away from the dyst . . .
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Railhead by Troy
I think that RailHead was quite a hard and fast paced book to read, since i am only in year 7. Despite this, it did not stop me from enjoying this boo . . .
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Beck by Mrs Beach
I was unaware of the controversy surrounding this book when I began reading it. Straight away I felt engaged - here is a 'proper' story! The novel is . . .
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Railhead by Mr Dakin
This is a very strange story to describe. It is set in a world of far away planets. I enjoyed this book, which did surprise me as I’m not really a s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mr Morris
You should read this book because it keeps you hooked until the very end—lots of unexpected twists and turns. The characters are easy to identify wi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Searle
I loved the book and particularly liked the way it had been written. Each very short chapter focuses on the story of one of the characters from their . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mr Abrahams
I like the fact that the book focuses on family and the idea of people feeling accepted. There are some extremely funny and scary moments like when Sp . . .
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Beck by Mrs Hurdley-Lees
This book is completely engaging and thought-provoking. I couldn't put it down! It tells the story of Beck, an orphan who travels across continents i . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Beach
An intriguing title and a very enjoyable read. This book really does appeal to our senses - from the vivid opening scene of a deer splayed open, Ruth . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Beach
Initially I was so frustrated with this book - where was the refugee camp? I needed a context! At first I thought the book was set in the UK but then . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Beach
This was a great atmospheric read and very evocative of time and place. I loved the fact that Betty was evil but we did not ever get to know why - she . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Beach
This book bounds with life and energy just like an exuberant dog! It is quite funny and I did laugh out loud once! However I expected more- Prez has t . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Beach
This is not my usual genre of book and so I was dubious whether I would enjoy it. I struggled to get my head round some of the concepts- trains that c . . .
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All Stars
St. Pauks RC Comp school
Leicester,
TCOLC Star Readers
Leicester,
Madani Carneedigans
Leicester,
Which book is your favourite of the 2017 shortlisted books?

Railhead
42% (5 votes)

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
17% (2 votes)

The Bone Sparrow
8% (1 vote)

Wolf Hollow
33% (4 votes)

 
Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the pound. A gripping read with an exuberant plot that you