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Ely, Cambs
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The Hate U Give by Sofia
My expectations for The Hate U Give were not only met, they were shattered. Not once in this book, did I even consider putting it down. Even when t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charlotte
I found wed wabbit a bit boring and to be honest I don’t think it is of the same level and age category as the other books I have read. It became very . . .
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Release by Rachel
This book was very descriptive and not always in a good way. I would say it is aimed at the older readers, as most of the book would be inappropriate . . .
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The Hate U Give by Taz
This is my most favorite book by far it was an eye opener about stars life and it really made me think although the language takes a bit of time to ge . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sofia
Wed Wabbit was not something I probably would have picked personally to read. It seemed a little too catered to a younger audience and a bit tame. Com . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jess
Where the world ends is set in St Kilda, a cluster of islands and sea stacs north west of Scotland, in 1727. Every year, a party of nine boys and thre . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Charlotte
Beyond the bright sea is about a girl named Crow who was sent to an island called Cuttyhunk in an old skiff. She wants to learn her real family roots . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jess
Beyond the Bright Sea is set in the 1920’s on a tiny island next to Cuttyhunk, an island in the Elizabeth’s, a group of islands near Cape Cod. The sto . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sofia
Where The World Ends was a book I hadn't heard anything really about until I picked it up. I had never even heard St Kilda mentioned anywhere. It . . .
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Where the World Ends by Evie
From the beginning of the book, I was confused with the story line and could not 'get a hold' on the characters. I only got half way through after I w . . .
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After the Fire by Taz
I found this book great and the writing was good. I am not really into cults and the US Government sort of thing but I still read it all and kept an o . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rachel
I found this book brilliant! I was gripped from early on and it was an interesting read because it was entirely different to what I have read before. . . .
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After the Fire by Amy
When I read this book I really liked it because of the mystery it contained in the book. My favourite part of After the Fire was the way Mr Hernande . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Green
A brilliant book! I really liked the main character Moonbeam and how the story was told in different chapters of life before the fire and the conseque . . .
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Saint Death by Oliver
What can I say about Saint Death? It is a moderately interesting tale about a Mexican woman and their child trying to enter America, leaving her husba . . .
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Release by Oliver
This book is about a gay teen. It follows his life and flits between his story and that of a faun and his 'Queen' overall however I believe that the q . . .
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Saint Death by Jacqueline
This book has the same style as The Hate You Give and Release in which it opens your eyes to some of the hardships in people's lives. It depicted a ne . . .
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Rook by Rachel
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read it in less than a day, and I loved the plot. I also thought that this book had a great moral – not everything i . . .
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Saint Death by Evie
Saint Death is the third book that I have read. I also think it is my favourite out of all of them so far. This book has you on edge from the start an . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Taz
This book is a great book but I found it very childish. There are parts where it is serious like when there was a car crash but all in all I think thi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Oliver
Where the world Ends is a story about a party of boys who go fowling on warrior stac in the 1700s. Once they arrive, smallpox breaks out on their home . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jess
‘Wed Wabbit’ is about a girl called Fidge, who is ten years old. Her sister Minnie is hurt in a car accident, and taken to hospital. Fidge goes to sta . . .
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Rook by Jacqueline
This book is good for less confident readers as it was designed. It was better than I thought it would be though I thought the plot line could have be . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jacqueline
I wasn't relishing reading this book for I thought it was going to be way too young for me but it was surprisingly funny in places. It's still more id . . .
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After the Fire by Jacqueline
Whoa. This book is incredibly powerful and an astounding read, so much so that I believe it could be a possible winner. When I first picked it up I c . . .
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After the Fire by Sofia
I am not going to say that this book was bad. After The Fire was actually very well-written. However, cults are a worrying subject matter to me and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jacqueline
Though this book started off rather slow, it evolved into quite an intriguing story. I really liked the main character, Quill, how he saw things sligh . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rachel
This book is about a young girl called Fidge, who gets put into her sister's favourite book with a boy called Graham and her sister's toys (but life-s . . .
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Rook by Eleanor
When I first starting reading 'Rook' I wasn't sure of how the story would turn out. Now I have finished reading it I am not at all disappointed in it. . . .
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Rook by Chalotte
Rook is about a boy named Nicky. Nicky, his brother Kenny and their dog Tan find a rook -Rooky- that has had a fight with a hawk. The rook is very ill . . .
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Rook by Sofia
After borrowing Rook, I had my doubts about the novella. Being a short story could easily lead the book down the pathway of being rushed and not parti . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jess
The Hate U Give is about a girl named Starr who is the daughter of a grocer/ ex-gang member father and a nurse mother. She lives in a poor neighbourho . . .
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Saint Death by Amy
When I read this book I was very confused about the story and I didn't like the way the writer kept changing the story line again and again. If I was . . .
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Release by Charlotte
Adam Thorne's life changes. The relationships he had with the people around him change or fall apart. Katie has died and everywhere she goes destructi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Taz
This is a beautiful book with a great story to it but I would say it is more for older readers as it can get a bit confusing. All in all I really enjo . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jacqueline
Beyond the Bright Sea is a good book though not really my type. It did not grab my attention and moved at rather a slow pace. I have a feeling it's a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Charlotte
16 year old Starr witnesses the shooting of her best friend- Khalil - who she has known for most of her life, in her poor neighbourhood of Garden Heig . . .
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Rook by Oliver
This book follows a boy called Nicky and his brother Kenny who has special needs (it is not specified what needs he has). They find a rook that has be . . .
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Release by Jess
‘Release’ is set in Frome, Washington. It is about a boy called Adam who is seventeen, and the youngest of two sons of a preacher. He is gay, and alth . . .
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Release by Mrs Green
I enjoyed this book mainly because the main character, Adam, was so likeable. I was interested to see how his relationship with his family especially . . .
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Rook by Amy
I really liked this book because it is a really sweet story about a boy and his brother Kenny. When I was introduced to the book I was very surprised . . .
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After the Fire by Oliver
'After The Fire' is an incredible book. It follows a girl called Moonbeam (a member of the lords legion a religious group led by a corrupt man) after . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Oliver
Wed wabbit is a book about a girl named Fidge who is magically transported into the land of the 'Wimbley Woos' with her spoilt cousin Graham. Once ins . . .
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Where the World Ends by Taz
This book was OK and the story to it was good but is wasn't really my thing so I didn't really enjoy it. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Rachel
I found this book a challenging but rewarding read. It took a while to adjust to the language used, as it was set in the summer of 1727. The character . . .
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After the Fire by Jess
‘After the Fire’ is set in modern day Texas, USA. Its about a girl named Moonbeam, who is seventeen years old. The story line swaps between her “befor . . .
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Release by Amy
I really liked this book because I thought it was interesting the way the author wrote it. He mixed in drama with a little bit of fantasy. When I firs . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Burley
I loved this story and by far my favorite of the shortlist so far. I really enjoyed following the adventures of Crow from when she was found by Osh w . . .
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Saint Death by Jess
‘Saint Death’ is about a boy named Arturo who lives in a slum city on the Mexican/ US border. Arturo lives in a world full of gang violence, gunfire a . . .
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Rook by Evie
Before I read this book, I read some of the reviews on the Carnegie website. One of them mentioned that the cover didn't look appealing but it was a g . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Oliver
Beyond the bright sea is a book about a girl named Crow. it is set in the 1920s on an island where everyone is scared to touch crow because they fear . . .
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Rook by Jess
'Rook' is about two brothers named Nicky and Kenny, who live with their father and his girlfriend. Kenny has learning difficulties, which is important . . .
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After the Fire by Siobhan
After the Fire, well I can say I enjoyed reading it, even though it is not really my taste in books. One thing that made me smile was the main charact . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jacqueline
This book is incredible. It highlights racial issues and displays the prejudice and discrimination in them for all to see within an extremely well wri . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
When I read Wed Wabbit I thought it was going to be childish and silly but when I started going through the book I was very surprised. The book was fu . . .
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Release by Evie
At first I didn't know if was going to enjoy reading this book, as I normally read horrors, but I was very happy that I soon fell in love with it! The . . .
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Rook by Taz
I find this book a very easy read and it likes to keep you waiting, for example like when we try and find out if he gets the girl. All in all I find t . . .
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Saint Death by Taz
Our Lady of Holy Death is a personification of death. Unlike other saints Santa Muerte is not, herself, seen as a dead human . I find this book reall . . .
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Rook by Mrs Burley
Rook is an endearing read. The story starts out about two brothers who try to save a Rook that is being attacked by a Hawk. It moves onto to the older . . .
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Release by Jacqueline
This book was thoroughly enjoyable. I could really connect to the main character, Adam, despite having never experienced anything like what he goes th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
When I read this book I really enjoyed it. I feel like this book was funny but mysterious at the same especially when Crow found out that her parents . . .
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Release by Mrs Burley
It's a Saturday and Adam is making plans to organise a going away party for his ex-partner Enzo. Before this can happen Adam has many tasks to fulfill . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Green
I was disappointed by this book. I am a big fan of Marcus Sedgwick mainly because he has the ability to totally draw me into his books. However, the s . . .
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Rook by Mrs Green
Although this this is a short book it is a well constructed and absorbing story with well drawn characters. The opening chapter, in which a rook is at . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Green
This story is set on the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts in the 1920s and deals with the themes of identity, family and prejudice. Th . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Green
This is a brilliantly written story with a powerful message. The main character is Starr who lives in a poor black neighbourhood with an ever pres . . .
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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Lauren Wolk
After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women?s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. S