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Oxted, Surrey
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Oxted School's Carnegie Shadowing group consists of around Sixty five avid readers. We meet every Thursday lunchtime to share ideas and to pass judgement on the shortlisted books. .............................................................................. This year's books are giving us plenty to talk about! Check out the reviews to see what we think! Many of the students have completed the incredible task of reading all 8 books. All the Carnegie Books could be quizzed on Accelerated Reader for Year 7 and 8 students and if the students quizzed on all the books 508282 words were added to their Accelerated Reader scores. .............................................................................. Our Work Shops during lunchtime covered many topics this year, including Human rights, gender issues , Leper Islands, the Black Lives Matter Campaign, drugs, poverty, love and student opinions of the best teen read . The Head Teacher Mrs Euridge awarded certificates to all those who took part, with prizes for students who had written the best reviews, finished reading the books first in their Year Group and won the Carnegie Challenge Quiz. Over 100 reviews of the books have been written, with some strong views being expressed. Have a look and see if any of the books could be a challenging read for you as well. ..............................................................................

Release by Sam
Release by Patrick Ness. This is only my second book, but I am confident that this is going to be a winner. Ness' novels never fail to delight, combi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Madeleine
I loved this book. It's about a young girl growing up on an island and wanting, so deeply wanting, to know where she came from. Her name is Crow. She . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Evie
I haven't actually read this book completely yet, I'm not sure if I will finish it because it is definitely not my type of book, a bit too young. I ha . . .
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Saint Death by Hattie
This book was creepy but interesting. . . .
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Rook by Madeleine
I loved this book. It may have been short but it was also sweet. I liked it because it's about a boy called Nicky who has secret crush; but the twist . . .
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Rook by Hattie
This is a short book- but it makes up for it by being sweet and full of emotion and happiness. It is about facing your fears and standing up for what . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hattie
This book has a very deep message to convey, but it isn't very unique as I have read books like this before about discrimination and racism. However, . . .
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Saint Death by Hattie
This book is all about looking behind your back and trusting no-one. The idea is so original and unique, and even though it was quite a quick read, it . . .
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Saint Death by izzy
I really struggled with this book because it was long and drawn out but the other areas of the book are very good. I thought the insights such as when . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Esme
I did not enjoy the book beyond the bright sea because it was unclear where the story was set and there was not much background to the characters so I . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by izzy
This book was very good. the action in the book was nicely balanced with Crows life. I think it was intriguing to find out more about her as a person . . .
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Release by izzy
I think this book was incredible. it did contain some challenging themes but apart from that it was amazing. i wasn't as sure with the "fairy-tale" bi . . .
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Rook by izzy
I really enjoyed this book. I think it flowed nicely and there wasn't anything in the book that didn't need to be in it. the book was quite short and . . .
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Rook by Esme
I enjoyed reading the book Rook because it was realistic and the author was good at showing peoples reactions to the situation. I thought that it was . . .
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Where the World Ends by izzy
i thought there were certain moments in the book that were slightly exciting but most of the book felt like it was just filling pages.the ending was e . . .
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Where the World Ends by Esme
I did not enjoy the book Where The World Ends because I found that it was very slow to develop and after a while I found it quite boring. I also found . . .
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After the Fire by izzy
I really enjoyed this book. it was a little bit boring at the start but as the book went on you learnt more about Moonbeams life which was really upse . . .
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Wed Wabbit by izzy
I felt this book was a bit childish and didn't really have much to do with the topic. it really to me felt like an extended children's book. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Esme
I enjoyed the book Wed Wabbit book because I found it funny and very easy to understand. I was also fond of the way the author developed the character . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Evie
I haven't actually read this book completely yet, I'm not sure if I will finish it because it is definitely not my type of book, a bit too young. I ha . . .
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Where the World Ends by Zach
An intriguing book at the start, but as it continued it started to drag on, only the exiting bits and the want to complete all the books keeping me go . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Zach
Beyond the bright sea is a highly intriguing book, which may seem slow at the beginning, but trust me, you want to read on. I highly enjoyed the chara . . .
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After the Fire by Hattie
This book is not what I expected. I thought that it was going to be a historical book contained in one tense, (past) but it completely surpassed my ex . . .
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Rook by Dan
I think that the book is slightly frustrating because the character repeatedly makes very questionable decisions throughout the novel, which by the wa . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Madeleine
I loved this book. I felt I really understood this book as I have a friend group and I could call people a Yellow Wimbley for example. Also, I have a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sean
Beyond the bright sea is the inspiring story of Crow, a young castaway found by someone named Osh who took her in and helps her find her way back to h . . .
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The Hate U Give by Madeleine
This is not at all what I expected. I thought it would be about being bullied and not being able to tell anyone about it. But it was about racism and . . .
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Saint Death by Megan
This book was a real eye-opener, especially when the book makes you step back and look at the state of society and the world. I have to admit, though, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Bella
‘Beyond the Bright Sea’ is about a young girl who is inquisitive about her biological history, as she was found by her non-biological dad in a skiff w . . .
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Saint Death by Bella
‘Saint Death’ is situated in Anapra, Mexico, where poverty is an everyday reality. This book was hard-core, with its many secrets popping up out of no . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Bella
‘Wed Wabbit’ is set in modern day, and is about a young girl who is sent into the land of one of her little sister’s favourite book’s, the wonderful l . . .
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After the Fire by Bella
‘After the Fire’ is set in 1960’s, and tells the complicated story of a religious cult, led by a charismatic man, called Father John. This book was ex . . .
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Rook by Bella
‘Rook’ is set in modern day, and is about a pair of teens Nicky and Kenny, Kenny finding a wounded rook on the beach and caring for it, while Nicky de . . .
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Where the World Ends by Bella
‘Where The World Ends’ is set in 1727, and explores the plot of a group of boys being sent on their yearly summer fowling trip, but no-one comes to co . . .
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Release by Bella
‘Release’ is set in modern day, and takes place over the course of one day, in the life of a gay teenager coping with friends leaving, and loss of rel . . .
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The Hate U Give by Bella
‘The Hate U Give’ is set in modern day America, and tells the story of a teenager coping and acting out on the death of her best friend. The book was . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ailsa
it was ok. slightly boring . . .
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After the Fire by Ailsa
After the fire is a thrilling emotional story about a girl from a religious compound who survived the burning of it. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hannah
This was a very interesting book. I like how the author used an actual event to create this story. The fact that things aren't always so joyful in thi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Hannah
Although this book moved along quite slowly, I rather enjoyed it. This was a fun read and something I liked. From lovable characters to deadly illness . . .
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Release by Hannah
A beautiful and well written masterpiece I just couldn't put down. I loved Release. From its amazing two point of views, to the style of writing, this . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hannah
From a great backstory to shocking events and engrossing battles, this book was one of the best. I loved how the author made it seem like the main cha . . .
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Saint Death by Hannah
With a reasonably slow start and sometimes confusing punctuation, this book was at sometimes a bit hard to understand. Despite this, I really enjoyed . . .
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Rook by Hannah
This book was a cute but short book that was fun to read and relate able in some ways. From amazing character development to an interesting yet simple . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tom
Wed Wabbit Review Wed Wabbit is a very interesting book. Despite its childish title it is actually full of quite important issues like fears, hatre . . .
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Rook by Evie
Rook is a very quick but enjoyable read! I enjoyed the point of view and I liked how the author knew when to use detail and when to skip a few unneede . . .
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Saint Death by Evie
I found that with this book, at first, I thought it was going to be a book that I had to spend a long time reading to work out the morals, however I r . . .
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Rook by Freya
I enjoyed this book because it was a serious but with a humorous atmosphere. this book was an easy read and an autobiography of some ones life and ho . . .
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After the Fire by Hannah
I liked this book because of its amazing story set out. I really enjoyed finding out more about the characters history as the story went on. The way t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Freya
This book was very intriguing. The moral for this book was to understand who you really are and even though you might find out you realise that it doe . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Freya
This book was an exciting and intriguing book as there was lots of mystery. The plot of the story is unusual but very imaginative with lots of humour . . .
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After the Fire by Niamh
This book was the best of the lot for me. I found the beginning slow but when you really get into this book it is a fast-paced gem. The twists in this . . .
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The Hate U Give by Maya
The Hate U Give is about a girl called Starr, who feels as if she is living two separate lives - life in her posh school, and life in the rough neighb . . .
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Rook by Milla
This book was really good as it sends out a really good message about bullying and stereotypes. It follows a boy called Nicky as he tries to reach . . .
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Rook by Charley
Rook is an inspiring book where the author writes about the rescue of a bird. It is very descriptive about the bird who appears to be dead. The bird . . .
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Saint Death by Anna
I found this book very confusing. It could have been the hyphens instead speech marks, or the occasional parts in Spanish. The story didn't flow very . . .
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The Hate U Give by Chloe
The Hate U give was the best book I have ever read. The use of emotions was incredible and the book included a variety of emotions from joyful scenes . . .
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The Hate U Give by Milla
I really enjoyed the book about the life of Starr and how she goes through the pain she is in after losing a close friend. As we see her try to find r . . .
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Saint Death by Isobel
I loved this book, it made me understand what other people's lives are like and it made me feel lucky to live in such a safe country. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Charley
I enjoyed the book a lot but found the ending a bit of a cliffhanger. I also struggled to follow the plot. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Megan
Personally, I think everybody should read this book. It is about racism from a totally unexpected point of view, a girl who is the the only black girl . . .
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Wed Wabbit by gregor
it was a good book i would probably give it a 4 . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charley
This book is full of mystery with lots of twists and turns, you never what is going to happen next. There is plenty of description which builds t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Chloe
Wed Wabbit was a hilarious book which I found great for a quick and easy read. The plot is certainly unusual but a lot of imagination and colours has . . .
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Where the World Ends by Chloe
Where the world ends is a book with a great story line and is based on real life. I really enjoyed the beggining of this book, it was engaging, intere . . .
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Where the World Ends by Anna
Where the World Ends was a very good, informative book, and I found it interesting to read about how the boys governed themselves on the island and ho . . .
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Rook by Niamh
Rook has been my favorite book so far. It had a simple yet effective plot and had continuous action. This book made me want to keep reading until I ab . . .
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Where the World Ends by Niamh
This book was very gripping and had constant action. However, it was quite hard to understand through the use of many metaphors. I still think this bo . . .
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Where the World Ends by Milla
I really enjoyed this book following Quill at an unpleasant point in his life. i loved the romance scar and thrill. the writers beautiful writing made . . .
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Rook by Megan
This book is the shortest of the lot, and was well-paced for its size. It was like a novel in a matchbox, and didn't take much time. It talks about a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Megan
This had to be pretty close to my favourite. I loved the idea, and the curiosity of the main character, Crow. The only thing I would add is some more . . .
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Where the World Ends by Megan
This was my first book, and to be honest, it took a while to read. I found the end a bit uninformative and confusing, and the story didn't progress v . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Megan
Personally, this was my favourite book of the bunch. Unlike the others, it was a bubbly fantasy story with a problem-solving plot like a real child's . . .
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The Hate U Give by Charley
The Hate U Give is a book with a message, it is all about the consequences of one bad reaction. It shows the importance of tolerance and what can hap . . .
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Saint Death by Zach
Enticing, warm, cold, dark, deep. All words that could be used to explain this magnificent book. Its' sense of connection with the characters and awar . . .
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Rook by Isobel
I really liked this book, it was very engaging and I just wanted to carry on reading it forever. There were several aspects of the book that all linke . . .
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Rook by Anna
Rook is a good book in the sense that it deals with bullying, learning difficulties and that awkward side of love no-one really writes about. Rook had . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Maya
Wed Wabbit is a fun story for younger readers, but it may not be so gripping for older children. I found it took longer to get through because it didn . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ailson
Wed wabbit was a good book but manly aimed at younger children. the story line was good but may be a bit boring for older readers. the story had good . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Karolina
The book was very interesting. I really enjoyed this book because it was both childish and mature. I recommend it to people who enjoy comedic books. . . .
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Rook by Maddie
I wasn't to excited to read this as the cover wasn't so appealing,however I loved it! I found the book hard to put down. It had a great storyline and . . .
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After the Fire by Maddie
I really enjoyed the book. I thought it had great characters. I also liked that the book had the before and after the fire, this way we were given lot . . .
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Where the World Ends by isabelle
I thought this book was amazing but at times it can be a bit gruesome. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 13 because it swears occasionally and c . . .
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Release by Gracie
Release is a realistic book about the struggles of young people, who in this case are gay. It is also has a paranormal genre as well which entwines wi . . .
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The Hate U Give by Anna
The Hate U Give is an interesting book in the way that it looks deeper into issues that have happened recently, but don't really get spoken about. It . . .
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After the Fire by Anna
After the Fire is a beautifully written book, the way it is laid out intrigues the reader and means that the book reveals more about incident as it pr . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Matthew
At first I was put off by the title of this book and the front cover as they look to be crazy and childish. When I read this book however I enjoyed th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Caitlin
The book 'Wed Wabbit' has a well constructed plot line and it has a good resolution. Because of the fairy tale twist serious events such as Minnie's c . . .
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Rook by Zach
I thought the book had an exiting plot, with well thought-out characters that some people could relate to and an ending that deserves an award for war . . .
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Rook by Sam
Rook is the third part of a trilogy, but manages to be read without the requirement of reading any of the others, containing little reference to them. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Charley
Where the world ends needed a lot of concentration because it started on the rock then to a island with a small population. I found the book challeng . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Anna
Wed Wabbit is a beautiful book that deals with many problems we find in everyday life, from major problems like unfair democracy to the usual problems . . .
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Release by Milla
I didn't finish this book because i did not enjoy it as the some parts where not very nice (in my opinion). However, I really enjoyed some parts e . . .
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After the Fire by Maya
This book grabs the reader from the very first page, and even if the pace slows down a bit after this - and the before/after structure is slightly con . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Milla
Wed Wabbit is an exciting adventure for anyone. It is a mixture of hilarious and sad. At first I didn't really enjoy this book. It started like an . . .
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After the Fire by Charley
AFTER THE FIRE IS VERY CONFUSING AS IT JUMPS FROM AFTER THE FIRE TO BEFORE I FOUND IT HARD TO FOLLOW THE STORY. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isobel
I really liked this book it was very action filled and exciting. It was very hard to put down and engaged me really well. It has an excellent plot and . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Niamh
This book was very calm and laid back but at the same time very gripping. The author used beautiful description which really painted a picture in the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Isabelle
This book is very descriptive and really enjoyable. The first 3/4 of part one are best read aloud and I found them difficult because the description i . . .
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After the Fire by Matthew
I enjoyed this book because the writer revealed what has happened in the past by describing it as if it was happening now. Also the characters are hig . . .
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Release by Charley
Release is about a rather embarrassing topic for younger students. The issues covered in the book made me think that the boss didn't treat his empl . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Zach
A highly intriguing book with excitement at every turn, fantastic characters and amazingly smooth transitions between them. I would recommend for peo . . .
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Rook by Karolina
This is a very good book which deals with real life issues and gives advice too. LOVED IT! . . .
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Saint Death by Charley
The book described a big issue in depth, Mexicans using drugs and not being able to cross the border. Marcus Sedgwick, the author cleverly sets the . . .
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Where the World Ends by Karolina
I really enjoyed this book. It is a great read for people who like survival books. The book has lots of survival tips and has a nice clean and crisp e . . .
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Release by Frances
Release is a thoroughly emotional, gripping book that follows a teenager on his journey to find love and to be loved. Also including the ghost of a mu . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sophie
I loved this book- it is very gripping and there is lots of action. The original idea is great and the characters are extremely believable. It creates . . .
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Title: Junk
Author: Melvin Burgess
Winning Year: 1996

Junk is the most controversial Carnegie winner yet. It unflinchingly tells the story of Tar and Gemma, who run away from home, move to Bristol and meet up with some squatters. It is superbly written, with a subtle character development achieved through a