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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! .............................................................................. Our Work Shops during lunchtime are to cover many topics this year, including gender , Leper Islands, Black Lives Matter and student opinions of the best teen read . ..............................................................................

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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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