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Cokethorpe School

Group status: Carnegie Shortlist 2017... Let's get Reading!!

Cokethorpe Carnegie Club

We are a mixed group of Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Readers plus our Librarian and English Teacher... Charlie Whitby, Maddie Abbs-Woodd, Millie Pratley, Eddie Comerford, Claudia Woods-Cano, Ben Orton, Lucas Goodgame, Harrison Procter, James Sherratt, Daisy Colliss Quinton, Millie Knight, Alex Brown, Ruari Kirkham, Joe Gonella, Tegan Saunders, Poppy Wehrle, Elen Moore, Jarvis Drew, Mrs E Riman, Miss B Schlenk,

Miss Schlenk

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Millie Pratley
If I had to describe 'The Stars at Oktober Bend' by Glenda Millard in just one word, I would probably have to say 'different'. Though very confusing a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Millie Knight
Wolf Hollow had a good plot, but wasn't gripping like the other books. It was full of twists and unexpected turns which made an exciting read. Through . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Joe Gonella
I found that it was interesting and had a good plot. I also felt that the writing was written in a way that you could get all the emotions of the vari . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ben Orton
I liked how this book focused on the real life struggles of people in other countries. It is a very emotional book. It shows you how you can be so cut . . .
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Railhead by Ben Orton
I really liked this book because of how far in the future it is set. It makes you imagine what the planet could be like in the future. It describes al . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Millie Knight
Salt to the sea was a book that followed 4 characters, Florian, Joana, Emilia and Alfred. Each one of these characters you grew close to as the storyl . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Charlie Whitby
"Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth" is a really easy book to read it also very funny and entertaining. The author really captured my imagination by maki . . .
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Railhead by Claudia Woods-Cano
At first, I did not enjoy the plot of this book as much as I had others, but as the plot thickened, I was more and more interested in it's original st . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eddie Comerford
I thought that at times Salt To The Sea was sometimes boring, but also at times it was very exciting. The characters were portrayed very well. The end . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Millie Pratley
Exhilarating, interesting and extremely hilarious; "Sputnik’s Guide To Life on Earth" by Frank Cottrell Boyce is sure to have you addicted! It’s e . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eddie Comerford
I thought that 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' was good, at times, it was boring, but most of the book was exciting. The characters were portraye . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eddie Comerford
The Bone Sparrow is very good. I thought that the characters were portrayed very well. There were many unexpected twists. I thought that where it was . . .
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Railhead by Ruari Kirkham
I think that Railhead is an adventure for all who read it and the trains have all got amazing personalities (especially the Thought Fox) and Zen is a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ruari Kirkham
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is one of the funniest books I've ever read. The fact that everyone other than Prez sees Sputnik as a dog is great an . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eddie Comerford
Wolf Hollow is a really good book. There were many unexpected twists and it was very sad at the end. It is one of the best books I have ever read. Som . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jamie Sherratt
When I first saw that amazing title I knew straight away that it was going to be good. Another thing that made me more intrigued about this book was t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Poppy Wehrle
This book was beautifully written. At times it was incredibly moving but that did not affect how much I enjoyed reading it. I found that quite often, . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Eddie Comerford
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' was sometimes confusing, for example, at times I didn't know which character was talking. It was very funny and . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Daisy Colliss Quinton
'Wolf Hollow' is the kind of book that you have to read the first 3 chapters of to enjoy the thrill of the plot. The book is full of interesting plot . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tegan Saunders
"Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth" is a comedy about an alien, and a boy called Prez. Prez is a quiet boy who rarely speaks and is unexpectedly put int . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Claudia Woods-Cano
Glenda Millard's "The Stars at Oktober Bend" was a fantastic read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Told from the point of view of Alice, a girl with a da . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jarvis Drew
The Bone Sparrow was not my type of book, it did not grip me as much as some of the other books I have read. I liked it but it seemed that it was hang . . .
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Railhead by Eddie Comerford
It was a very entertaining book, with many unexpected twists. It had me on the edge of my seat and it was really, really hard to put down. It was some . . .
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Railhead by Charlie Whitby
I really enjoyed this book and really like that it's set so far in the future but it's still easy to understand. The main character was easy to re . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ben Orton
'Wolf Hollow' is a very good mystery story. You grew to like the characters more as the story went on. I liked how there were lots of twists in the ta . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lucas Goodgame
This book has been very carefully crafted by Frank Cottrell Boyce and the language used in this book reflects this. There are two main themes to t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tegan Saunders
'Wolf Hollow' is a brilliant book which allows the reader to build strong sentimental connections with all the characters regardless of their characte . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Millie Pratley
Having been a fan of historical fiction for a while, I had big expectations for this book. I often found myself not being able to put a book of that g . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Poppy Wehrle
I really enjoyed reading this book, I thought it was really cleverly written - four different stories, seemingly unrelated to begin with, were used to . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Claudia Woods-Cano
This touching book has haunting images of what we don't know is really going on in the world. Its tragic tale of friendship and courage are inspiring . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jamie Sherratt
I really enjoyed reading this amazing book ! I particularly liked how each short chapter was a different character's point of view. In my opinion this . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Millie Pratley
Zana Fraillon's 'The Bone Sparrow' is a beautiful, moving and powerful novel that will surely make you appreciate how lucky you really are. It capture . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eddie Comerford
I really enjoyed this book, although it was sometimes confusing. It was really hard to put down and the characters were all portrayed really well. . . .
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Beck by Jarvis Drew
Out of the pages I have read, I would not recommend this book to any Year 7's, Year 8's or Year 9's as they might not understand what is happening and . . .
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Beck by Mrs Riman
'Beck' is a very powerful and disturbing book about the challenges and traumas of a young man growing up in a hostile world. The author,Mal Peet, died . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ben Orton
I really enjoyed this book and finished it really quickly, because I couldn't put it down, and the writer really captured me with this story. I foun . . .
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Which is your favourite book so far?

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
Wolf Hollow
Railhead
Salt to the Sea
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Beck
The Smell of Other People's Houses
 
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
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

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