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Bryanston Carnegie Club
Dorset,
Group status: More than sixty pupils are reading the books and the reviews are coming in. Really excellent to see, not sure there is a favourite yet. We need to read and compare to debate our top books!



Our group includes D pupils from four English classes. Each week a lesson is devoted to reading their selected book from the Carnegie shortlist. The reviews are coming in regularly although there isn't a clear favourite yet. We are looking forward to debating which should get the medal!

After the Fire by Freddy arc
This is the first Will Hill book that I have ever read, and what a book it is. From the start, I was gripped. Action from the first moment, then the e . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Fergus MRR
Wed rabbit book review This book is called ‘wed rabbit’ and it is written by a very funny good author named, Lissa Evans. Lissa is known for produ . . .
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The Hate U Give by James Lloyd-Elliott MRR
THUG is a book written by Angie Thomas, it is about racism and Equality. The main character is a girl called Starr and her best friend gets shot by a . . .
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Rook by Jemima MRR
I have been reading the book “Rook” as my reading book. Right from the start it has been a compelling story line. It is a dyslexia friendly book, and . . .
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Saint Death by Angus MRR
Saint Death - Review MARCUS SEDGWICK Saint death is a novel set on the Mexican-US border in an area with high levels of gangs and crime. The story . . .
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Saint Death by Livia MRR
Saint Death is a book written by Marcus Sedgwick, the main ideas for the book are a travelling family through the deep, dangerous roads of Mexico thro . . .
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After the Fire by Freddie MRR
Firstly, I liked how the start of the book was unknown, you are thrown right into it with no knowledge of the characters or what is going on. This mad . . .
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Saint Death by Lewis MRR
This book was a great way to spend some of my holiday, however although I did enjoy most of my short time reading the book, there were some disappoint . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mollie MRR
The hate U give book review by Mollie Davies    THUG is about a sixteen year old girl who moves between two worlds - the poor neighborhood where she . . .
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Release by Ruby MRR
Release- Patrick Ness. Book Review Release is a book written by Patrick Ness about a gay teenager called Adam Thorn, and his struggles with a deeply . . .
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Rook by Jemima MRR
I have been reading the book “Rook” as my reading book. Right from the start it has been a compelling story line. It is a dyslexia friendly book, and . . .
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Release by Olivia MRR
This is another great book by Patrick Ness. It is a story about two “different” worlds, the spiritual and the real world, which eventually end up over . . .
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Release by Theo Murray MRR
Release by Patrick Ness Book Review ‘Release’ by Patrick Ness is a novel that tells the story of Adam Thorn and how his life dramatically changes d . . .
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Release by Carmen MMR
This book is about a boy called Adam Thorne who is hiding his sexuality from his very religious parents. In the book he struggles with his feelings fo . . .
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Saint Death by Bella MRR
Saint Death Short summary: The book Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick is set in one of the poorest neighbourhoods, in Mexico, Anapra. It starts of wi . . .
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Rook by Shori MRR
This book starts off with two boys Kenny and Nicky finds rook on the floor injured but they think it is dead but Kenny is definitely sure that he can . . .
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Rook by Alex MRR
My book is called Rook by Anthony McGowan. This book is about a boy called Nicky who with his brother who is called Kenny tries to save this bird that . . .
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Rook by Noah MRR
Book Review The book is called Rook. Its written by the author Anthony McGowan. It’s all about these two kids called Kenny and Nicky went through . . .
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Saint Death by Dottie MRR
Saint death Saint death was written by Marcus Sedgwick and was published on the 25th of April 2017. The book is set on the Mexican-US border a . . .
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Saint Death by William ARC
The book is a teen thriller set around the Mexico drug wars. The two main characters are Arturo and Faustino. Faustino has arrived into a huge debt wi . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy SHD
I am quite enjoy reading this book so far, as I am on page 32. The novel opens on a spring break party in the neighborhood of Garden Heights. 16 years . . .
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Rook by Roxy ARC
I enjoyed some parts of the book. It was a nice and simple easy read. I found that it didnt really stick to the title and was a bit too short. My favo . . .
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Saint Death by Jungwoo SHD
The book that I am reading is Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick and this book is a thriller. The background is based on the border line between America a . . .
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After the Fire by Georgia SHD
After the Fire is a simple, easy to read book with a good plot. It is an interesting fiction about a cult that has been dispersed which is slightly di . . .
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Saint Death by Archie SHD
This is a thriller that is set on the Mexican/American border and is based on drugs, gang-warfare and the dangers of attempting to illegally cross the . . .
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Rook by Greta SHD
I just started reading the book Rook by Anthony McGowan two days ago. I am almost through it and am enjoying it very much. The book is not really all . . .
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Rook by Wilf SHD
Rook, Not The Rook or A Rook Just Rook takes the reader throw the journey of an embarrassed teen and his struggles. It is a relatable book capturin . . .
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The Hate U Give by Bea SHD
Book review – The Hate You Give This book is an award winning novel, written by Angie Thomas. Which follows a protagonist drawn to activism after s . . .
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The Hate U Give by Freya SHD
I really enjoyed reading this book, because I thought the characters were all 3-dimensional and well thought out, and the message was compelling. It g . . .
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The Hate U Give by Fiona SHD
The Hate U Give is a book about a teenage girl named Starr who grew up in a poor neighborhood but goes to a posh school in the suburbs. She finds it h . . .
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Where the World Ends by Scarlett SHD
I enjoyed reading where the world ends because it was a very different although interesting plot. At first i found it hard to get to grips of but the . . .
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Rook by Susi ARC
Rook was easy to read but still interesting. My favourite character was Kenny because he had most engaging personality. My favourite part of the book . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alice SHD
I have enjoyed the book Beyond the bright sea thoroughly.The characters are Crow, Osh and Miss.Maggie and they all have lively personalities! Crow wa . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by ellie SHD
i am really enjoying this book at the beginning it took quite a long time to get interesting but now more things are happing at the very start of the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by jack SHD
Arturo lives in Anapra which is a really poor place on the border of Mexico and America. he has a friend who goes missing called Faustino but he later . . .
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Rook by Tom SHD
Rook, by Anthony McGowan, which accompanies two of his other books, “Pike” and “Brock”, is an interesting and insightful story of a teenage boy and hi . . .
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Clayesmore School
Blandford Forum,
The Blandford School
Blandford Forum, Dorset
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori