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Group status: Busily reading away, debating over authors and deciding potential 2017 Carnegie winners!
Hi, we are Colton Hills Keen Readers. We love books, we love talking and most of all... we love talking about book! Reading opens our mind to so many possibilities and we at Colton Hills are excited to explore the diversity of books in this years Carnegie.

Gitanjali Kaur Kambo

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gitanjali
We all feel like specks in this mystery of a world, and sometimes we feel secluded from others. This beautifully crafted book brings the lives of four . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by jordan
i found bone sparrow okay because its pretty boring to me and dont quite understand it but ill say its ok for me . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Simran
Enjoyed reading this book. It's a quite an emotional story and it definitely changes your thoughts throughout the book. I would recommend others to re . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Baba
First of all, what an inspiring and amazing book about the experiences of four different characters. I thought this was a great idea and really showed . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by jordan
sputnik was also a good book and i think anyone will enjoy it. . . .
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Railhead by jordan
i totally loved railhead and maybe it will get you thinking about reality in the future , recommended for anyone of any age . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Castle
It took me 2 attempts to read this book, but I am glad that I stuck with it. At first it was too disjointed but as I got into it, the stories came tog . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Castle
Eventually I really got into this book, but it took a while and I didn't like the incredibly short sections given to each of the characters. It is a p . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Castle
This story is so beyond my experience that I found it difficult to get into. I thought that it was a bit monotonous,but I suppose that is what life is . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Castle
This is a really sensitive and well constructed story about Annabelle's struggle to overcome a bullying schoolmate and to help an innocent, if somewha . . .
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Beck by Mrs Castle
I was hooked from the first page with this book and then shocked by what happens to Beck in the first few chapters. The themes of exploitation, friend . . .
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Beck by Baba
Wow! That is all I can say about this book. It's such a fascinating book with an unbelievable and intoxicating story. The book, in my opinion, is an a . . .
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Beck by Mrs A Skelding
I really enjoyed reading Beck, it was engaging from the very start. I did find some of the content quite shocking and perhaps for older teenage reade . . .
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Beck by Mrs Dicken
Where to start? Well this book shocked, disturbed and moved me. It deals with heavy themes in an, at times, explicit manner. I feel it is definitel . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Gitanjali
10 things to save the world; concealer is one of them. While Grandad gets better, Prez stays with a 'temporary' family. All is well until Sputnik arr . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amanpreet
This book is certainly enjoyable and written with enthusiasm. One after the other you get surprise adventures making you even more curious to find out . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Dicken
I had to force myself to read the first nine chapters but it was Manny's introduction in chapter ten that finally provided the hook to drag me into th . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Gitanjali
How would life be if all you knew was that your existence was defined by a lone razor wire and you are not wanted neither in your homeland nor in the . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Dicken
This epic science fiction fantasy from Philip Reeve captivated from the first page, with a chilling vision of the future. It was atmospheric, excitin . . .
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Colton's Greenaway Gang
Highfields School
Colton Hills Community School
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju