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The Beaconegies

Group status: Following our first meeting we have decided to name our shadowing group, 'The Beaconegies'. A vote was held as to the best book cover of 2017 and we decided that The Stars at Oktober Bend was the most eye catching.
We are the Beaconegies and we meet every Tuesday break time. Biscuits and lively discussion is a must!

Ms Connor

The Bone Sparrow by Beth
This book is about a refugee boy Subhi who was born in the camp and he has never seen beyond the fence. Subhi believes that his unknown dad sends him . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Megan-Ellie
The book is boring at the beginning purely because it was confusing as it was jumping around the events and it made it unclear what the real purpose o . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by anonymous reviewer
I think Sputniks Guide to life on earth was very interesting but humorous at the same time. I also think it was clever at times especially at the part . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Anonymous
This book is weird at the start but makes sense in the middle and the end is abrupt. I do not recemend this book to anyone. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Abby
I found this book really boring. I didn't get how at the beginning the words were all written in lowercase. I also didn't like the way the book kept . . .
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Railhead by Matthew
Its a great book with a story driven by a boy who wants better for his family. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Aidán
The book was very interesting and funny. It showed how human activities are weird to non-humans. While the characters are in a race against time to sa . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Aidán
I think the book is good however there a few parts I would rather the book did not have. However the book was good because it was full of action i . . .
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The Beacon School
Banstead, Surrey
Greenacre School for Girls
Banstead, Surrey
What book has the best opening line?

The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Bone Sparrow
Salt to the Sea
Wolf Hollow
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around


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 . .