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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
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Miss Dash

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jessica
I really enjoyed reading this book! I found it had a slow start but soon found myself unable to put it down. I liked the storyline and the characters, . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jessica
This is one of my favourites this year. It is about four different characters, and their journey through the 1945 German maritime Evacuation. The book . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Evelyn
This book is definitely my favourite about all the Carnegie books this year. It's a story following four characters in the second world war as they al . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jessica
I really enjoyed this book! Although it took me a while to read, it was really exciting and enjoyable. The storyline is about immigration and gives ve . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lily Lavender 8c
This book was OK despite of the language and when you read the chapters that Alice is in there is also no capital letters otherwise it was good. I rat . . .
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Railhead by Lily Lavender 8c
This is my 3rd favorite book as it was about trains and it uses a lot of technology. it would be better if it was funny like sputnik's guide to the e . . .
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Railhead by Evelyn
I would recommend railhead for anybody looking for a fast paced action packed read. I was a little confused at the start but after getting my head aro . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hannah
I really like Salt to the Sea because it was a very emotive book as it was exciting. You really got to know the characters throughout the book which r . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lily Lavender 8c
This book was good as it is one of my favorites. I think others would read it too because it tells how 4 different people's lives are about to change . . .
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Railhead by Sophie W
It was a really good sci-fi fiction book. Sci-fi books are out of my comfort zone so this was a new experience for me. It was a huge journey for the m . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jasmine
This fantastically funny novel reminds you of what could be outside our bubble in a creative way. I enjoyed this very entertaining story! . . .
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Railhead by Sophie W
Rail Head is a fantastic sci-fi. I have never even read a sci-fi book before so this is new territory for me. I really like the idea of the human race . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ioana
This book at the start was very disturbing, because it said stuff like my brother or something, gave me stiches and he cut me something like that it w . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by angeline
this book was a book that I didn't enjoy as it was very confusing. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by angeline
this book was okay but I felt very sorry for the girl who won the 10,000 money as she had a very drunk father who was in prison. . . .
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Railhead by Angeline
Railhead was a book that was full of adventures. I really would like to read the next book as I like books that are adventurous and a bit of magic ins . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Angeline
*SPOILER ALERT* Wolf Hollow was an book that I really enjoyed. Some parts was very sad when the man got shot and the girl died. I don't think that th . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Angeline
This book was very interesting as it was based on world war 2. I really liked the character who gave her life to a boy about 6 even though she was in . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Angeline
I really enjoyed this book as it made me want to read more and more because it was kind of a book that was really realistic. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Angeline
I didn't like Sputnik's Guide to life on Earth as it wasn't funny to me and sometimes didn't make sense. I thought it was a very boring book about Spu . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Amelie
I found Wolf Hollow a good read. Personally I felt that whilst the plot line was interesting the style of writing downplayed that. I would definitely . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lily lavender 8c
This book was good although there were a little sad bits in it but it is a good book. I rate it 8/10 but it will be better if there wasn't any sad bi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by gracie
I think this book was quite good but its not a book I would read again because its not my type of book but some of it was quite good:) . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Rebecca
The Stars at Oktober Bend is all about a 15 year old girl named Alice but something inside her is broken. She has acquired brain injury and her words . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Rebecca
The Smell of other people's houses was an amazing book! Lots of people I know gave up with it but it is definitely worth reading until the end. The Au . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Rebecca
The bone sparrow was really well written. it was based on a real life problem and it really made you connect with the book and think about all of the . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Florence
Growing up in a refugee camp can be hard but with the help of Jimmie, a wild, scruffy girl looking for adventure, and her mothers stories, life behind . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amelie
I really enjoyed the Smell of other peoples houses. I found it capturing with a great plot but at the same time I learnt a lot about that time period . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lily Lavender
This book is okay although it is a little bit sad in some parts. I think this book is for people who don't mind reading sad stories. I give this book . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sophie
I enjoyed this book as the two stories entwined well and the storyline was good. The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that there were no cap . . .
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Railhead by Jessica
I really liked this book! I think it is exciting and adventurous. It's full of action and although it can be confusing at some points, I would recomme . . .
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Railhead by Jessica
I really liked this book! I think it is exciting and adventurous. It's full of action and although it can be confusing at some points, I would recomme . . .
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Salt to the Sea by sophie
Salt to the Sea is the story of four young people and how their lives become entwined under the circumstance and pressure of war in the 1940s. Perso . . .
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Beck by sophie
Hi. If you have read Beck already, you will know what a sensational, gripping, emotive book it is, and if you haven't, I would say that you must read . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lily Lavender
This book is good although it was a little bit sad. It is not the type of book that is funny so you might like the bone sparrow if you like romance bu . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lily Lavender
Sputnik's guide to life on earth is so funny I recommend it 10 out of 10 so please read that book as it is so great. It is good for people who like fu . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lily Lavender
Sputnik's guide to life on earth is so funny I recommend it 10 out of 10 so please read that book as it is so great. It is good for people who like fu . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ksenya
I think Wolf Hollow is a good book. It is about this person who goes missing she is called Betty. Annabelle gets hit with a stone and Toby has a pictu . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Gemma
This book is about a boy who lives in the temporary but goes to stay with a family for the summer which live on a farm in the countryside here he meet . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Gemma
I think this is a very enjoyable book. It is about refugees and what life is like in a camp and how hard life is for them. The main character is Shubi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amelie
I found this book interesting though it wasn't a very challenging read. I would suggest this book younger students who I think will get more fun out o . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Amelie
I loved Salt to the Sea. It was about four children all struggling to escape the Russians and their past. The book was written in a way that made me . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Anna
I really enjoyed reading THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLES HOUSES because I felt that the author's use of language was emotionally amazing and gave me a clos . . .
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Railhead by Amelie
I think that Railhead was an interesting read that had a gripping and unusual plot. It was based in the future, in space, where a thief encounters a m . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Martha
This book is the best book I have ever read! It was really emotional to read and I did cry at the end! I liked the way that even though there is lot . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Imy
I love how the different characters all tie together, the way the author does it makes you not realise its happening till the end. There are a lot of . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Amelie
I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt that whilst it was emotional and difficult at time due to the information it was a very good read. I found . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Kimberly
At first I hated this book and wanted to get it over and done with mainly because of the nonsensical poetry style that I wasn't used to, and NO CAPITA . . .
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Beck by Jessica
'Beck' is a book set in America, soon after slavery was abolished. It follows a boy called Beck, who is an orphan, and who is also half African. His m . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sophie
I loved this book the whole time I was reading it. I really enjoyed the way that all the stories linked together as it shows just how different everyo . . .
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Beck by Jessica
I really liked this book I couldn't put it down! I read this book really quickly and think it's amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone, even t . . .
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Which is your favourite book so far?

Salt to the Sea
100% (6 votes)

 
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Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . . .