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Group status: Enjoying working our way through the titles!

Some of the group in the Library!

We are made up of 11 pupils: seven Year 8s and four Year 9s! We are all very keen readers and we like a range of genres. Some of us like our books full of fantasy, some of vampires, most of humour and we love dystopian fiction. Many of us love Jacqueline Wilson and enjoy her historical writing as well as how she deals with issues. Some of our favourite series include "Shapeshifters, "Young Sherlock Holmes" and we love Percy Jackson. Our favourite authors include Sophie Mackenzie, James Patterson, and "Wonder" is one of the best books we agree we've read!

Miss Hopkins

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Eve
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' was an interesting read. I found this book slightly childish and was a bit confusing at the start. As the book went . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by RH
This highly relevant novel is a must-read. While it does address this current issue of contemporary refugees and the plight of a young boy’s daily l . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by RH
Set in 1970s Alaska, the novel provides us with differing viewpoints on growing up and relationships of a group of teenagers whose lives interconnect. . . .
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Beck by RH
While this novel was preceded by multiple warnings of its mature content (which does make one question its inclusion on this list), I found it to be w . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by RH
This I feel is more appropriate for the lower end of the shadowing groups' age range. It’s funny and in Frank Cottrell Boyce’s well-known style, a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Cory
A really immersive book, I couldn't stop reading it. It always draws you in so you always have to think before putting it down again. It really expres . . .
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Priory Readers
Which is your favourite book so far on the shortlist?

Wolf Hollow
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Salt to the Sea
The Bone Sparrow
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie


Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a highly respected author of books for children of all ages, who deserves to be better known outside her Australian homeland. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the Winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award . .