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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: There's lots of reading going on! All of our LAT Readers are well underway with one of the shortlisted books,


Wolf Hollow by Michael W
I really enjoyed reading this book there was a lot of description about each character and the whole overall storyline. There there was a lot of deta . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ellie
An interesting book that shows 4 people very different lives. LOVED IT! . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ellie
Did not enjoy reading this book, nothing really interesting happened. not a lot of humor, would not recommend. The book did not pull the reader in. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ellie
Good story, was humorous and showed the importance of family. Would recommend the book to someone who likes a laugh. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alice
This book was a bit weird to begin but once i had read a lot of it I then got into it. I like how each chapter is from the perspective of different ch . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Anu S
The book is about each person's experiences and worries throughout the World War 2. My favourite character is Emilia because she has a really sad back . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Michael W
I thought that the book had a very unique way of describing the characters in detail but I thought that some of the characters storyline was a bit rus . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alexandra
This book is the story of a young boy Prez separated from his grandad and what happens when he answers the door to an unlikely visitor. Personally thi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Noah S
This book is about 4 people's lives and how they meet each other and what they want. My favourite character was Ruth because she was adventurous. T . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Michael W
The Bone Sparrow, I thought was a good book, it had a detailed description of each character that meant that I could visualise each character and what . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ariyan
"Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth" is a great book, it introduces a lot of the characters in the beginning but it doesn't give too much of their chara . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kieran G
Sputnik's guide to life on Earth was an amazing book. It had a heart-warming and funny plot and is about a boy called Prez and Sputnik. Prez is a k . . .
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Railhead by Noah S
This book is about a boy named Zen who has to steal an object for a person he knows called Raven. But he doesn't know what the object is and can’t d . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Fergus
Sputniks Guide To Life On Earth is about a teenage boy who is in temporary housing. His name Prez Mellows. When Prez gets sent to the Blythes, a dairy . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jennifer T
This book is about four people that come from different lands but each are haunted by loss, tragedy, lies and war. My favourite character is florian a . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alexandra
This book follows a young girl who has been in an accident that caused brain damage ,she expresses her emotions through poem the she leaves around her . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Michael W
I thought that the book was an ok book, but I didn't like it as much as I did the other books. I thought that the book itself was quite dull and bori . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jennifer T
This book is about four people that come from different lands but each are haunted by loss, tragedy, lies and war. My favourite character is Florian a . . .
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Railhead by John
(Chapters 1-3) As the story begins you get a good idea of who the protagonist, Zen Starling, is like as a person. A lower-class, citizen who does p . . .
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Railhead by Jamie
So far I am enjoying Railhead! I have been reading and I am surprised how interesting and imaginative the story is. I am reading on chapter 11. The st . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jennifer T
I adored this book. The characters and land are described enough to create a clear image in your head and the story has you wanting to read more. The . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jennifer T
I adored this book. The characters and land are described enough to create a clear image in your head and the story has you wanting to read more. The . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Olivia and Alesha
The book is slow to start with and quite complicated with the amount of characters in the storyline. The structure of the paragraph doesn't make sense . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Maddie
The book was oddly written and this made it very confusing to read.I found it very jumbled.The first few chapters that I read told us that Alice had a . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Zadie P
This is a very unique book as it allows you to get truly into the mind of the character, one way in which that they do that is by making the character . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alice
This book was strangely formatted and this made it quite confusing for the reader. It is quite challenging and i would recommend it from Y8 upwards. T . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Amelia
The book The Stars at Oktober Bend is a complicated book. It's format is written confusingly and weird. The first few chapters tell us how Alice's fam . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alexandra L
Set in a small town in Alaska during the 1970's this book follows four teenagers (Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank) each chapter showing their unique perspe . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kaylea
This has been my favourite book so far as it told a true story about World War II that I had never heard of before. It also gave a lot of detail with . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Kaylea
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others I have already read as it only really focused on one character which was Annabelle. I found the story q . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Kaylea
This book was good because I liked the way it told individual stories about peoples lives which were ultimately connected. I particularly liked the ch . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Kaylea
I found this book really enjoyable as it was about a very different subject to what I imagined it to be. It also showed what people have to go through . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Michael W
I liked the book a lot as it was a unique type of book, the characters were described to a point where I had a visual image of the characters themselv . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Noah S
This book is about a boy who meets an alien who is trying to save the world but everyone sees him as a dog, he is called Sputnik. Sputnik and Prez are . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jack H
**** This is one of those books that lore you into another world. It's funny, creative and quite literally, out of this world! Join Sputnik and Prez . . .
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Who won the Carnegie Award last year?

The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
14% (1 vote)

One - Sarah Crossan
71% (5 votes)

Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley
14% (1 vote)

 
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 ju