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The Hertfordshire and Essex High School
Bishops Stortford,
Group status: Looking forward to the shortlist announcement

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Welcome to Carnegie 2018!

Miss Dash

Beyond the Bright Sea by Holly
I absolutely enjoyed this book, it kind of reminded me of Moana a bit. I also liked that the girl was named after a bird (crow) Crow is also keen, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lily
Beyond the bright sea is about a girl named crow who lives in a tiny island. I think it was a good book and the storyline is good. It had a bit of a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Leah
I thought this book was mysterious because I was waiting to see if her parents were from the Island, Pennikiese to she if she had siblings. I liked t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Francesca
I think that this was a good book and it was really lovely how it was all about finding family. I felt that all of the characters had their own specif . . .
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Release by Amelie
Release was one of my favourite books. I struggle to find books with gay couples, and so loved this one! What was especially awesome was the fact that . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amelie
I absolutely loved The Hate U Give. Like other books, it shed light on some unknown things. A lot of people suspect that people like Star are horribl . . .
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After the Fire by Amelie
After the Fire is an amazing book. I've never read anything like it before, the writing style and the what the actual book is about. I love the fact . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Holly.E
This book seemed like a childish book and I was reluctant to read it. However, once I got in to it I found that I actually enjoyed it! It was a book f . . .
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After the Fire by Holly
I really enjoyed this book, even when I didn't expect to. My favourite character was Moonbeam because I think she is a very strong character and has a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Holly,
The Hate U Give has been one of the best books I have ever read. It fully expresses the troubles and difficulty humans face just by having a different . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Eva-May
*SPOILER ALERT* I like this author. She is a very good writer. However, it did not end very well. It says that Jason never came. This is annoying b . . .
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Saint Death by Holly
I didn't really expect to actually enjoy reading this book but I did. I couldn't put this book down, I had to carry on reading it. My favourite charac . . .
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Where the World Ends by Imy
I enjoyed the initial plot line- the whole book had a great story, however I do think the plot repeated slightly in the middle, as it felt like there . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elizabeth(Lily)
This book is very funny. It had adventure as well and it is very interesting. The storyline was very funny. My favourite characters are the Wimbley Wo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Indya
At first I was sceptical about how good it would be but I really enjoyed it. it can be read by any age and had an amusing plot line. The story is abou . . .
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Release by Imy
When I first started reading, I was fascinated by the detail and the descriptions of everything. As I proceeded, I was even more intrigued by the 2 PO . . .
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Rook by Eva-May
I thought this book was interesting; not like any others I've read before. I liked the idea of it being based around a rook as it makes it more intere . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lily
Wed rabbit was so funny. It was 10/10 as I really love funny books. It had a bit of adventure in it but I still think it is funny. Anyone can read thi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Maisie and Ellie
We think Wed Wabbit is a funny, adventurous book. Our favourite characters were the green wimblies because they are loud and weird just like Ellie. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Holly
Beyond the Bright Sea is a heartwarming book with many twists and turns. I enjoyed this book because every chapter revealed a new clue to where the ma . . .
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Saint Death by Lily
I really enjoyed reading Saint Death, although it took a while to get me hooked. I think that the story is quite slow to start and it took me a while . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Francesca
I thought that this book was quite good however it was not the best book that I had ever read. I enjoyed this book because I found it quite humorous a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Evelyn
I think the Hate U Give is an amazing, thought provoking book, addressing the racial prejudice still existent in society today. While this book addres . . .
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Release by Sophie
This book was extremely readable. I read it in under two days! Friday night I read half and finished Saturday morning. It really captures you attentio . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabel
So far, i have really enjoyed reading this book. I was compelled by the cover as it looked very interesting and pretty. It has minor details on the co . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by lily
I thoroughly enjoyed this tragic mystery, it brought a few tears to the eyes but I loved the emotion in it. I would highly recommend it to all ages in . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elizabeth
This book was funny and interesting. As it is the only funny book on the shortlist, I expected it to be really funny, but it wasn’t as I had expected. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Erykah
wed wabit is a funny tale about a girl who gets stuck in a strange land with her awful cousin and two other strange characters in my opion it is not v . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mehran Lehl
The Book Beyond The Bright Sea is an amazing book about the journey of a young girl named Crow who had been tied up to the mast of an old boat and dri . . .
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Saint Death by lucy
I have never read a book by Marcus Sedgwick before, but I was pleasantly surprised.it was a great thriller of which I deeply enjoyed as I enjoy gory, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isobel
I really enjoyed this book because you are always finding out something new in almost every chapter. At the end it is quite moving because she was try . . .
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Where the World Ends by Freya
I read where the world ends but I had to stop half way through as it really confused me. This made me lose track of what was happening. This confusing . . .
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Rook by Lily
Rook is an interesting and short book to read. It was the first book I read and the storyline was also but after a few pages there were swearing but o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Holly
I disliked this book because I thought it was very boring because this group of boys go to this island and kill birds to survive for a long time. I . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jessica
Words cannot describe The Hate U Give. The story is so brilliantly woven, the characters so well thought out and every little detail is explored and m . . .
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Release by Jessica
Release is story about finding yourself and realising who you are. The main character- Adam- starts off confused and conflicted between being who he w . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jessica
Beyond the Bright Sea is a heartwarming book that tells tales that- whilst the more fantastical elements are not so realistic- strikes emotions and th . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jessica
Where the world ends is an engaging, actually quite sorrowful book. It is about a boy called Quilliam (Quill for short) who, along with a group of boy . . .
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Rook by Leah
I thought this book was heart warming because Kenny and Nicky helped an injured rook. I didn't like that it had some square words in but overall I th . . .
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Rook by Holly
Rook-I dislike and like this book. I thought that this book was more of a boy's book which I disliked the fact about. In this book Kenny, nick and . . .
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Rook by Jessica
Rook was short yet sweet. It is about a boy whose brother has learning difficulties, his parents are split up, and he gets bullied at school. It is ab . . .
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After the Fire by Jessica
After the fire was the first Carnegie book I read, and it definitely set the eight up well! It is captivating from the first page, and I couldn't put . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Eleanor
I loved this book when I read it, my favourite part was when Fidge's sister said 'don't twead on Eleanor' because it is my name.I chose this book beca . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Holly
Wed wabbit I thought was a really good book, full of different genres there was comedy, adventure and a bit of mystery. I liked that they had a girl a . . .
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Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori