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Highdown Book Hounds
Group status: We are Julia, Chakrika, Katy, Nana Yaa, Erida, Jake, Keiomhe and Mrs Gannon. We meet every Thursday morning at 8 o'clock for book chat, hot chocolate and brioche. We have shared out the Carnegie books and are getting stuck in.

Katy Harrison

The Hate U Give by Julia
THUG has an awesome and inspirational plot. I liked that the writing was informal and it helped me to connect with the relatable characters. The image . . .
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Release by Miss Gannon
This book was very well written and the characters were relatable. It deals with difficult issues that many teenagers will have to face in the 21st ce . . .
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Rook by Erida
This book did not intrigue me at all, the plot was basic and predictable; the cover did not make much sense with the story and i do not really underst . . .
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Release by Katy
Only as I finished this book did i realise that the story takes place over just one day. The book is jammed pack with action and i liked that there we . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nana Yaa
THUG is about a black American girl who witnesses her best friend's fatal shooting by a white policemen. She is traumatised by this event and the stor . . .
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Saint Death by Jake
This was a very dramatic book, with many character personality changes. The story didn't have many boring sections and kept you tense all the way thro . . .
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After the Fire by Miss Gannon
The book is about a cult in the dessert, ruled by an effective dictator. The writing style is very good with "before" and "after" sections. It is set . . .
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Where the World Ends by Chakrika
The book starts well and gives a sense of tragedy as you read through the book. The first chapter seems difficult to understand. "Where the world ends . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Julia
Besides the slow beginning, i think this book has a very intriguing plot. The author's style helps you to connect with Crow and her story informs you . . .
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Where the World Ends by Katy
I really enjoyed this book! It was intriguing, heart breaking and beautiful all at the same time. The characters were easy to relate to and a new twis . . .
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Highdown Book Hounds
Emmer Green,
Queen Anne's School
Hemdean Bookworms
Reading, Berks
Blues Book Group
Where is your favorite reading spot?

In the bath
Under the duvet
At the desk
Up a tree
On the sofa
In a library
Under your siblings bed
On the toilet (aids concentration)
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 jus


Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning children’s author. She has now been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal eight times, and has won once before with A Pack of Lies in 1988.  She has won the Whitbread Children's . . .