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Group status: A very strong list this year - Patrick Ness has to be a favourite, though!

The Test Valley School

Our video has been posted on this site and on the school plasma screens and website. Photogenic, aren't we? Everyone enjoyed doing this, although some were a little bit nervous...

Carnegie Best of Children's Fiction
Springfield School
The Order of the Nine Shadows
Are you disappointed that there were no vampires on this year's list, given their recent popularity?

No, I like realism better
Yes, some escapism is good
Don't mind either way
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Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But