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Wolf Hollow by Hanifa
"The year I turned 12, I learned how to lie." I honestly love the way Lauren has quoted this right at the start because, by the time you're at the end . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Hikram
Born in a camp particularly for refugees, all Subhi knows of the globe is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, the nice Jackets never stay stret . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mia
I really enjoyed this book.I enjoyed it because there were different characters and they told the story from their point of view. All the characters h . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Christian
This book weaves a story so charming and impressive, I found myself noticing many different things I seemed to overlook in some pages. The main idea o . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eliana
My opinion on this marvelous book The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is that it was touching and moving and it influences the reader to make you gratef . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Diana
Others must agree that this book has been a really interesting book, but from my point of view, this book has not been the kind of book that I would s . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Walid
This book was quite dull due to the fact that it was set up in a very old time in history. However, it does turn me around a little bit because of a t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jonathan
Firstly, I'd like to just mention that this book has deep relevance to my life and family and that I am extremely exuberant that someone made the vict . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Eliana
My personal thought on SGTLOE was that the book was greatly projected and the book did have factors which were handled very well by the author, for ex . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Luke
Theme The theme of this book is very much war based and about all the people who were having their lives affected by Hitler’s reign and I was very . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Finn
I found the smell of other people’s houses a bit mediocre. I didn’t particularly find it very gripping but it made me want to read on in certai . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hikram
Young-adult fiction is, as we know, filled with teenagers moored in broken families, struggling to break free from their chrysalises and reach butterf . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Hikram
Prez Mellows is a listing specialist. He's been making lists for a very long time on sticky notes to help his granddad remember important life facts, . . .
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Railhead by Mia
I didn't enjoy this book like the others. It isn't the type of genre I like to read. It was the first Sci-Fi book I read and I did not like it. Howeve . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Christian
Judging from what I have read, I have found Wolf Hollow to be a book of interest and slight eeriness. Personally, I enjoyed the book due to its theme . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Luke
Theme The theme of this book is very much fiction based. An example of this is when Sputnik suddenly started toying with gravity and making a shed . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jonathan
To start off I must say that this book almost brought me to tears. It was so heart-warming to know that someone is trying to get refugees noticed. The . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emmanuel
From what I can gather on this book, I would rate this book a 4/5 for its great use of narrating the story from a different character’s point of vie . . .
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Railhead by Abu-Bakarr
Railhead is the story of humanity who have left Earth and have settled in many different planets. Travelling through space is not achieved by spacecra . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Finn
I really liked The Bone Sparrow. I thought the characters were so well developed and they really stood out rather than being an average boring, pla . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mia
I really enjoyed this book because it was an intriguing and gripping story. I found it very gripping because it was a mysterious and that made me want . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Diana
My opinion of this adventure, eye-catching, detailing and loving book 'Salt to the Sea', Is that it has been so far one of the first books that I foun . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eliana
My thoughts on the perfectly executed book Salt to the Sea. Is that the book was clearly thought out before written the book was historical fiction wh . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Caprice
I think that Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is an amazing book. But not to my taste because of the text layout, style, and front cover. However, it . . .
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Railhead by Walid
This book was an amazing book to read because it included all sorts of twists and turns. It shows you how interesting the world can be in a magical a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Christian
As of my experience of the book, I think that Salt of the Sea by Ruta Sepetys presented itself as an immersive yet semi-confusing experience, as . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Abu-Bakarr
This is a story of four teenagers who talk about their life in Alaska. They each have different stories. Ruth is a girl who lives with her strict gra . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Emmanuel
From experience, I would rate this book a 5/5 for its amazing characters. What I like about this book is how the author was able to manipulate real ev . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jonathan
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is an absolutely fantastic book by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is about a boy called Prez who is chosen to help save e . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mia
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others. However, I liked the fact the story was told by four different characters. The story had a lot of emot . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eliana
My opinion of this truly fine piece of work is that the story starts off with and an amazing first sentence “The year I turned 12 I learned how t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Diana
Rate: 3/5 In my opinion, I believe that this book is very exciting with a lot of adventures of a girl who meets a guy and they become friends and wel . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mia
I really enjoyed this book because it was funny and interesting. The author used a different kind of descriptive techniques. I found this book very in . . .
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Railhead by Ceasar
This book was amazing. At the end of all the chapters, I couldn't wait to read another and when near the end when Raven tells his story it reveals a . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eliana
My thoughts on a depressing and emotional book ' The smell of Other People's Houses ' is that the book has a beautiful setting in Alaska was perfect f . . .
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Railhead by Hikram
For me, Rail Head is just an amazing book. Although I don't normally read Philip Reeve books this book has just taken me into the world of Philip. Thi . . .
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Railhead by Luke
Rail Head Book Review Theme Rail Head is a book set in the future when humans have moved on from the earth and are living on other planets that . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mia
I really enjoyed this book because it was written from two different people's thoughts. I also liked that Alice wrote poems because it made the story . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Isaac
The Bone Sparrow begins with being in prison and his name is Subhi and he is a refugee. He was born somewhere different. In an immigration detention . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ceasar
My opinions on the book Wolf Hollow is quite decent and my rating is 4. The beginning is definitely my favourite when Betty had been threatening Ruth. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Diana
Rate: 3.5 /5 I believe that this book was very interesting, eye catching and really made me feel what every character was feeling. The book had somet . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Hanifa
My thoughts on this unique/interesting book by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is very distinctive because it's not just like any other book. This book really st . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Finn
I thought salt to the sea was an amazing book because it showed the war from people whose countries didn't do to much fighting but were affected the m . . .
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Railhead by Jonathan
RAILHEAD by Philip Reeve, is an absolutely outstanding thrilling book! It really gives a sense of mystery and adventure. In addition to this, tension . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Yusra
My views on Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth. It was a good book especially when you find out that Prez’ grandfather is actually in a nursing home. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Christian
From my experience of this book resulted in being a good read for myself as the humour and intriguing plot captivated my mind and made me want . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Abu-Bakarr
Sputnik’s Guide To Life On Earth is about a young boy named Prez. He is sent to a family as his Grandpa can no longer take care of him. When Prez mo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Walid
This book was a really amazing book. It included loads of twists and turns and interested me a lot. In this book, the theme is a mix of action and ad . . .
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Y7s
Bridges Federation
London,
student librarians
Notre Dame R. C. Girls' School
London,
 
Title: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Winning Year: 2000

Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not eat a tomato. When Charlie discovers that peas are green drops from Greenland, and that carrots
 

 
 

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 . .