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Railhead by Aidan
Railhead was an amazing book that kept me hanging on because they are so many twists and turns in it - like a train track. I definitely recommend this . . .
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Beck by Mrs Fey
This book follows the coming- of- age experience of mixed race Beck. Due to the colour of his skin he suffers tremendous atrocities in the shape of d . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Fey
The Stars at Oktober Bend - Glenda Millard This is quite an intense, although very moving story of 15 year old red haired Alice, she suffers a tra . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Vance
At first I found the story hard to get into but I persevered and, eventually, really enjoyed it! Great humour about sad life events and a lovely relat . . .
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Railhead by Dr McCabe
Initially I found Railhead difficult to get in to, but after a few chapters I was gripped, so much so that I read the rest in one go and immediately w . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Vance
A beautifully written book from a child's perspective. A real insight into what life must be like living in a refugee camp and only knowing this one t . . .
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GFS Bookworms
St Albans, Hertfordshire
St Albans Girls School
St Albans, Herts
Townsend Church of England School
SCC Carnegie Readers
On average how long does it take you to read a Carnegie shortlisted book?

Less than 3 days
18% (22 votes)

3-5 days
1% (1 vote)

5-7 days
82% (102 votes)

Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But


Jim Kay

Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and . .