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Colton's Keen Readers

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.

Baba Mohammed

Saint Death by Baba
Saint Death, WOW, JUST WOW. Already going to say if this does not win it will be a surprise in my eyes. So interesting and detailed on a problem that . . .
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After the Fire by Benedicte
I really enjoyed this book, because I feel like it showed many aspects of the world that not many people talk about.The main character Moonbeam had ma . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Baba
Wed Wabbit, I wever (sorry, that was a bad pun) really liked the book as I thought it was very similar to like a fairytale book quite like Peter Pan. . . .
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After the Fire by Simran
I really enjoyed reading 'After the Fire' as it was an amazingly spectacular book. It is written in the point of a 17 year old girl named Moonbeam. We . . .
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The Hate U Give by Baba
The Hate U Give, another great book. It focuses on the story of Star, a black American who lives in two different worlds starting in a poorer black gh . . .
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Rook by Baba
Rook, not the most intriguing title that doesn't set the tone for the rest of the book. I have not read the majority of the book but it really sends a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Baba
Well, where do I start! A very unique book full of very encrypted messages and a historic vibe. I was very interested in the book at the start and was . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Castle
I loved this book! It was great to read a book that has a really good plot, with a beginning, a middle and an end. The life on the island is well desc . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Castle
This being the first book that I read this year, I thought it was a winner, but having read two more, although I still think it is a very powerful rea . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Castle
I loved this book and read it in two days! I couldn't put it down. I thought it gave a real insight into the power of the cult and I found all of the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Simran
I quite liked Beyond the Bright Sea. A young girl (named Crow) lives on an island with a father-figure (who isn't her biological father) trying to fin . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Esther
For starters, this book is far better than Wed wabbit because it has a better story line. I like the main character, Crow, because she is one of those . . .
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Saint Death by Denise
Saint Death is a fascinating book which gives an insight into the everyday lives of people living in poverty in Mexico. The story of Arturo is intrigu . . .
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The Hate U Give by Shiryes
Amazing! Interesting! Wow! I really enjoyed this book and how the author thought to write this book through her personal experiences. This book covers . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Dicken
Thoroughly engaging Beyond the Bright Sea captures a strong spirit of adventure and atmosphere, peppered with beautifully drawn characters and a well . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Simran
I quite liked Wed Wabbit. It was a book about a ten year old girl (named Fidge) who is somehow transported into the land of Wimbley Woos. Wimbley Woos . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Dicken
Rich in metaphors Where the World Ends is a beautifully written adventure about survival. There are definite echoes of the power struggles in Lord of . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Dicken
This is a real 'page turner', pacey and packed with twists and turns. Although the narrative switches between past and present it maintains the flow . . .
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After the Fire by Denise
'After The Fire' is a fascinating book which talks about life in a religious cult and how power corrupts those in charge. The book is extremely well w . . .
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Release by Roman
Release is an amazing book.This book is about a young boy named Adam whose life slowly falls apart over the course of one day where his ex-boyfriend, . . .
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Rook by Rahul
I quite liked Rook to be honest. Itís based on a teenager's life and I thought people my age could relate to this a lot. When Nicky and his brothe . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rahul
To me, Wed Wabbit was not what I expected. I thought it would be about a rabbit on an adventure or something full of thrills and action. The first few . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Shiryes
To begin with, Wed Wabbit is quite an intriguing book that takes place in the real world and the land of the Wimbley Woos. It is about a young girl na . . .
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Saint Death by Roman
From what I read (which was not a lot) I didn't find it that interesting...I felt that there were a lot more intriguing books that I could have been r . . .
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Saint Death by jordan
I am going to give this great book a big thumbs up. I loved the amount of detail that was put into the story and the imagery enabled me to picture exa . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Dicken
This book is electrifying. It seemed to burn a hole in my head, so much so that I woke up at 5am thinking about the significance of the first chapter . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Dicken
I expected great things from Wed Wabbit and loved the first five chapters based in the real world however the book seemed to fall apart for me when Fi . . .
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Rook by Denise
Rook is a very simple book, which talks about the issues one may face whilst in secondary school. We are taken into the life of Nicky who is being bul . . .
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The Hate U Give by Benedicte
The Hate U Give is a book that tackles social issues such as discrimination, racism and prejudice. I really enjoyed this book because I think the way . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Esther
Wed wabbit was a book about a 10 year old girl named Fidge whose 5 year old sister Minnie got into a car accident chasing after her favourite toy Wed . . .
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Release by Mrs Dicken
I confess I was a little bit disappointed with Release. There is no doubt that it is an important book to be written in that its exploration of sexua . . .
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Rook by Simran
The book started of as a point of view of a bird- more specifically a rook. The bird was close to death however two boys saved it. Kenny and Nicky pay . . .
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Where the World Ends by Simran
This book is about a bunch of males stuck on an island of rock called the Warrior Stac. They were stuck there for 9 months until they were eventually . . .
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The Hate U Give by Denise
The Hate U Give is an amazing book that deals with serious issues in the world today, however at the same time has you crying with laughter. The #Blac . . .
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Saint Death by Simran
It is an amazing book which shows some of the difficulties of living in a poor, dangerous area where murder tends to be a common thing. We follow Artu . . .
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Colton Hills Community School
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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