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The Romans

Group status: We are reading!
We are a year 9 class attending a British school in Rome. There are 13 of us, so we are a small school. This is our first time taking part in the Carnegie.

Evy Stuart

Rook by Asia
The book opens up with a graphic scene of two birds, a sparrowhawk and a rook, which are fighting. Two brothers, Nicky and Kenny, find the injured ro . . .
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After the Fire by Evy
After the fire, a story focusing on religious extremism is an extremely unique and fascinating novel based on the story of seventeen year old Moonbeam . . .
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Release by Luca
I did not like this book because the story was confusing, especially toward the end, and it added a few characters that I didn't understand the purpos . . .
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Rook by Alessandro
Rook is a very nice book in my opinion. Rook is a story of a boy trying to save a rook from dying and having family and school problems. Although it i . . .
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After the Fire by Matilda
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a well writen book with lots of details. I think that this book is a powerful, brilliant and meaningful book . . .
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Release by Matilda
This book was confusing but good at the same time. This book has a really strong plot and strong a moral and meaning. I would recommend this book, but . . .
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Saint Death by Luca
I really enjoyed this book because I had never read a book with this concept. The way the book was written made me more intrigued in the story and in . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Evy
The book is about a girl named Fidge and her adventure in the fictional land of "Wimbley Woos" to try and bring back her injured sister Minnie's toy r . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Matilda
This book made me laugh a lot. It's a funny and adventure story, which is different from the other books i read. It doesn't focus on the main real eve . . .
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Release by Francesco
I personally did not like it since it was very graphic . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Alessandro
Web Wabbit is a story of a girl entering her sister's imaginary world and facing many problems. The book is really entertaining and a very childish, w . . .
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Where the World Ends by David
*Spoiler Warning* I personally enjoyed this book. The story reminded me of "Lord of the Flies", being that in both of them children were stranded on . . .
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Release by Evy
I did enjoy Release, but not as much as some of the other books. I found the topics quite interesting and relevant, and i like how the story is told i . . .
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After the Fire by Ilaria
My favourite Carnegie book so far is “After the Fire”. I enjoyed reading this book as I believe that it has a phenomenal and interesting storyline an . . .
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The Hate U Give by Matilda
Starr in this book is the main character, who is living in Garden Heights, America. The most intertaining bit of this book is when the author Angie Th . . .
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Saint Death by Asia
Arturo lives in the city of Anapra, in Mexico. In this book, we follow Arturo in his 'journey' to find money for his friend,Faustino to save him from . . .
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The Hate U Give by Matthias
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas "The Hate U Give" is a book about a teenager who tries to balance two vastly different worlds and has to act differ . . .
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The Hate U Give by Angelica
Starr lives in the contrast of her posh high school and the chaotic area where she lives, two opposite worlds she does not want to mix. After the trau . . .
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Rook by Francesco
Rook starts off by describing two children that find a badly injured rook and decide to take care of it. The main character is Nicky who is getting bu . . .
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The Hate U Give by Giovanna
Personally, I fount The Hate U Give very challenging, but worth reading. It deals with an important problem, still happening today. The major theme in . . .
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Rook by Evy
Personally, i didn't particularly enjoy this book because i found it too short. It follows the story of two brothers who find an injured rook and deci . . .
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Rook by Matilda
I liked and disliked this book. I first would recommend it to people who enjoy reading short books about teenage problems. I like the fact that at the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Matilda
The main character of this book is called Crow. Crow was found by her 'adopted' father, but while she grows up she has a dream. She wants to know who . . .
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Where the World Ends by Matilda
In 1727 a group of boys and men are send to an island. The problem is that they have to stay there for three weeks but, instead they stay there for al . . .
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Saint Death by Evy
At first glance i didn't expect to enjoy this book, but once i began reading i was pleasantly surprised. The book is about two teenagers growing up on . . .
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Saint Death by Matilda
The beginning of the book didn't really get my attention, but the more I read on and the more I was interested in it. My attention went immediately to . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Francesco
At the beginning of the book I thought that it was a bit too childish and it bored me. However as the book went on I was engaged with the story and I . . .
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The Hate U Give by Angelica
I really enjoyed reading this book. I like the way Angie Thomas gives references to incidents that happened earlier throughout the book. I also liked . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Luca
This book didn't engage me in the story at all as I felt that it went into irrelevant detail and dragged on with irrelevant dialogues. The language u . . .
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Where the World Ends by Martina
I didn't really find this book very interesting. I was very confused by the story, particularly in the beginning, and found it boring. The storyline . . .
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Which book did you enjoy the most?

The Hate U Give
Saint Death
After The Fire
Wed Wabbit
Rook
Where The World Ends
Beyond The Bright Sea
Release
 
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Title: Wolves
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
Winning Year: 2005

This is a book about the power of library books! Too many rabbits believe everything they read. A wolf's favourite food is unfortunately NOT small girls in red hoods, but small furry creatures with long ears.
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .