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Glossopdale School
Glossop, Derbyshire
Group status: 2018 - Year 8 group - The challenge is on...

We are all up for the challenge...

Hello from Derbyshire! We are a large split site comprehensive (soon to be in one brand new building!) in the small town of Glossop, on the edge of the stunning Peak District National Park. Our keen Year 8 students are starting to make their way through the shortlist and are posting some great reviews. There'll be plenty of debate about the merits of these stories, and we'll no doubt find it hard to measure the titles against each other in the bid to choose a winner. They are so varied in genre and content - all agreed it will be very difficult to decide!

Mrs Ellyard

The Hate U Give by Harry V
The Hate U Give is a brilliantly put together book written by Angie Thomas about how black people are mistreated. This shows in the first paragraph wh . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lyra
Lauren Wolk is back with her third novel: Beyond the Bright Sea. It only took me 3 hours to read this book and has stolen my vote for my favourite Car . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lyra
In the remoteness of the Outer Hebrides, Geraldine McCaughrean tells a dramatic story that is based on a true scenario. When Summer arrives, boys and . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Harriet
Wed Wabbit is a very entertaining book all about Fidge who is 10 years old and her little sister who is 4 and cannot pronunce her 'R's. Her little sis . . .
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Rook by Josie
'Rook' is a quick-read, the shortest of all the Carnegie books, however it still has meaning and shows the difficulties of modern life. This book . . .
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Saint Death by Noah
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick was a really good book with an interesting plot. The book left me feeling dark and wondering. There is a lot of reality . . .
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Saint Death by Josie
Gambling is a dangerous sport which can change your life for good or bad. A variety of people play and it is entirely unpredictable. With a slight ch . . .
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Saint Death by Amelia
Saint Death is a tragic story about Arturo, a boy who lives in a shack in Anapra, Mexico. One day, Faustino, an old friend of Arturo comes to him look . . .
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Rook by Harriet
This book wasn't for me. I found it was too slow-paced but having said that I think some people would enjoy Rook and find it more worthwhile. I prefer . . .
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Saint Death by Katie.G
In my opinion, the novel "Saint Death" was actually quite boring and a bit confusing. As I read through the book i had to puzzle everything together a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by megan
I didn't like 'Beyond the Bright Sea' as it wasn't as up there as the others in this competition. Also it doesn't give much of a background to the cha . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Katie L
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The front cover and the title itself made me want to read it, even after people told me how good it w . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Noah
Beyond the Bright Sea is an adventure novel published by Lauren Wolk. It's about a girl called Crow who was set adrift not knowing who her family is o . . .
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After the Fire by Josie
Born in a cult, raised in a cult, abandoned in a cult, burnt in a cult. Moonbeam was naive, was promised to Father John, did have a mother who care . . .
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After the Fire by edith
After The Fire was a very interesting book, but it was sometimes quite hard to understand. It is based around religion, and how religion can make . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Melissa
Wed Wabbit was very different to the other books I've read so far. It had crazy characters, one being a carrot on wheels, and it's funny humour. I fou . . .
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After the Fire by Georgia
‘After the fire’ by Will Hill is a truly interesting novel . There are many characters with many different personalities. I especially liked the quote . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelia
Wed Wabbit is a hilarious novel written by Lissa Evans. It tells the story of how ten and a half year old Fidge's life is turned upside down.Fidge has . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tommy N
'Beyond the Bright Sea' is a novel written by Lauren Wolk. Its about a 12 year old girl named Crow who is found by a man called Osh when she is put . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Erin
Wed Wabbit was not a book for me. It was slow and childish! Fridge is 10 years old and has a little sister named Minnie, who's favourite toy is cal . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lyra
'After the Fire' is an enticing, paramount novel about a girl’s survival to freedom. I really enjoyed this book and I could not stop reading it! 'B . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jasmine
If I was to say what this book was in a sentence it would be 'possibly one of the weirdest books that I have ever read'... In this book, Fidge is t . . .
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Saint Death by Melissa
This book is about migrants on the US/American boarder. A man needs money to get his friend's partner to America, however ends up gambling and in deb . . .
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Release by Melissa
Release was about two unconnected stories. One about a gay boy, Adam, and the other about a ghost seeking vengeance. I thought it was extremely confus . . .
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Release by Harriet
This book is so moving and completely unique ! Release has a powerful story line that revolves around Adam Thorn who is age 17. His best friend is a . . .
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After the Fire by Lily
'After the Fire' shows a girl called Moonbeam's point of view. It follows her story before and after a fire at "The Base", the place she lives (or use . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Summer
Wed wabbit is my favourite book I have read so far because throughout it, it doesn’t get boring. It is about a young girl who struggles to pronou . . .
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Release by Amy. G
"Release" by Patrick Ness is a beautifully written book that is very mature and grown up to read. I really enjoyed reading this book and I thought th . . .
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The Hate U Give by Megan
The Hate U Give (THUG) is a book based on a teenage girl called Starr Carter who lives with her family. She is split as she goes to a posh school but . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tommy N
'The Hate you Give' (T.H.U.G) is a very good novel written by Angie Thomas. It's about a sixteen year old girl called Starr. She lives in Garden Heigh . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Megan
Wed Wabbit is by far the one of the best books I have ever read. This book is about a little girl who can't say her 'R' and has a little teddy called . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Shannon
This book was an action packed, full of adventure book for younger readers. Fidge lives with her mum and her little sister Minnie. Minnie's favour . . .
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Release by Shannon
This book was very mature, and it had some deep messages about love. It showed we should not have to work to love the ones who are closest to us, no m . . .
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Where the World Ends by Harry.v
Where the World Ends is a novel written by Geraldine McCaughrean about Quilliam and a group of younger boys set on the beautiful islands of St Kilda. . . .
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Release by Amy L
'Release' by Patrick Ness is a well written novel about what it is like for a young boy who is gay to grow up in a very religious family. The novel is . . .
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Release by katie leith
The book Release is a powerful and moving story about a teenage boy who goes through the ups and downs of being a teenager in modern day society. I pe . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lyra
Wed Wabbit is an adventurous novel about ten-year-old Fidge, who is nearly eleven, and lives with her mum and little sister Minnie who cannot pronounc . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Harry R
Beyond the Bright Sea is a remarkable book that pieces together many different story lines into one thrilling adventure. It takes us on an exciting jo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kyra
Wed Wabbit was a fantastic book full of fun and adventure! Enter the world of 10 year-old Fidge and her four year-old sister Minnie who is struggli . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lyla
It's interesting when it gets going! This novel is the story of twelve-year old Crow who yearns to find her birth-parents and family. Shortly after . . .
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Rook by Katie L
The book called 'Rook' is a short but detailed story about a boy who experiences the daily life of a teenager with his family and friends. The book is . . .
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Where the World Ends by Evie
Where the World Ends is a novel by Geraldine McCaughrean that is quite different from the other books on the Carnegie Medal Shortlist. It is set in 1 . . .
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Rook by Ellis
The novel Rook by Anthony McGowan is a very quick read but very good. The story is about Nicky and Kenny's lives. Nicky and Kenny are brothers and liv . . .
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Rook by Erin
Rook was a bit anticlimactic. But, it was heart-warming at the same time... Rook is the part of a series of books, that follow the lives of Nicky, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Summer
As this book wasn’t the first one I’ve read that Lauren Wolk has written, my expectations were quite high considering how great 'Wolf Hollow' was. I m . . .
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Saint Death by Niamh
This book was full of adventure but could sometimes struggle to keep my attention! I sort of enjoyed reading Saint Death because it had very real s . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Rebecca
"Beyond the Bright Sea" is an amazing novel about family and friends, how those who aren't truly your family can still be classified as if they were. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lyla
This is the best book yet! 'The Hate U Give' (T.H.U.G) is a novel by Angie Thomas about a sixteen-year old girl called Starr Carter. She lives in G . . .
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Rook by Amy. G
"Rook" is a very heartwarming book that I think all animal lovers will adore. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would definitely recommend it. . . .
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Saint Death by Amy L
'Saint Death' is about a young man that lives in Anapra, Mexico and he has to try and save his best friend's life. At first he is stuck what to do . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amelia
Wed Wabbit is an excitingly dangerous novel that brings out the child in us, and takes us on an adventure that only exists in the furthest corners of . . .
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Rook by Edith
Rook is quite an interesting novel, which is based on a boy with learning difficulties. It first starts off at a bird's point of view, which did confu . . .
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Saint Death by Tommy N
'Saint Death' is a book about Arturo who is living in the Mexican town called Anapra in Juarez. One night his old friend, Faustino, turns up at his do . . .
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Release by Harry R
Release is an extraordinary book on how to break free from the things that hold you down. An emotional story written by Patrick Ness that details some . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ethan Claridge
The Hate U Give (THUG) is an emotional book full of raw emotion like anger, hate and love that stimulate the reader to carry on reading. Its story . . .
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Rook by Jasmine
'Rook' was a good, intriguing novel. I liked the way it was written and the story line was very interesting. When I finished I wanted more because it . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lyra
'The Hate U Give',or T.H.U.G, is such an emotionally-powerful novel, that is educational and moving at the same time. "Bang! The door slams shoot. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Shannon
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was an amazing and beautifully written story which placed a spotlight on racism and how the only way to change anythin . . .
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Saint Death by Ellis
Saint Death is by far one of my favorite novels in the Carnegie challenge by far due to its plot. The plot involves guns, gambling and interesting twi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tommy D
Where The World Ends is a well written novel with many twists and turns hidden away in it. It all starts when Quill and his best friends go on to t . . .
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After the Fire by Noah
After the Fire was one of my favorite Carnegie books so far! It was full of tension and drama and I am glad I read this book. I loved the survival and . . .
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Rook by Lucas
Rook is a book about Nicky, who is going through quite a lot at the time, including problems with a bully and his first love who coincidentally happen . . .
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Rook by Georgia
'Rook' by Anthony McGowan is a very powerful story about two brother's named Kenny and Nicky that rescue a rook left for dead. In my personal opinion . . .
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After the Fire by Erin
This is one of the best books I have ever read! After the Fire is told from the perspective of Moonbeam. It is her story before and after a fire at . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amy. G
"Where the World Ends" is a an enjoyable book, set in 1727, that I liked. There were a lot of things that I liked about the book but equally things t . . .
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Where the World Ends by AmyL
'Where the World Ends' is about nine boys and three men that are a fowling party for the people of St Kilda. When the group arrived at Warrior sta . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rebecca
"The Hate U Give" is an amazing novel about a young girl named Starr who is a witness to the murder of her friend Khalil. When she saw this her two se . . .
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Rook by Niamh
I really enjoyed this book. Although it has short chapters, they were so full of description and emotion and I personally think that the description a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Josie
Predictable, childish and very weird I am not a fan of this book. I was immediately interested and captured by the title and front cover so therefore . . .
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Rook by Lily
In the story “Rook”, we have the bird's-eye-view as a baby rook when it is attacked by another and left to die. The rook is found by some teenage brot . . .
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Where the World Ends by Summer
Firstly, this book was slightly confusing at the start but once you get further on it turns out to be a fantastic novel. “Where the world ends” is a b . . .
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The Hate U Give by Evie
The Hate U Give is a compelling novel by Angie Thomas. It is about sixteen-year-old Starr who lives in two different worlds. Her poor mostly black n . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amelia
I found that Where the World Ends was a very traditional, eventful book about Quilliam, a boy who is sent with some others to a "stac" to catch birds . . .
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Saint Death by Tommy D
Saint Death is written like a wonder. You can tell from the cover that it won't be a comfortable read. This is a fast-paced thriller set in a s . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ellis
This book is very well written but can get very repetitive and aggravating when Minnie pretends that she can't say the letter R to be cute. I didn't r . . .
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The Hate U Give by Kyra
The Hate U Give is an eye-opening book full of powerful emotions. Firstly, the book is set in the United States and follows story of 16 year-old . . .
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Release by Amelia
Release is an incredible piece of literature. Adam Thorn is a gay teenage boy living in a heavily Christian family, who think he might be "a bit Gay? . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lucas
Beyond the Bright Sea is a book about Crow, who was washed up on the small island Cuttyhunk, along with a ring and a letter. During this book, Crow . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Harry.V
Wed Wabbit is a funny novel written by Lissa Evans who has written many more exiting children's books before. This is a book about a young girl called . . .
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After the Fire by Harry R
After The Fire was a remarkable story about the struggles of everyday life within the Lord's legion. It shows the contrast between Father Patrick's ru . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rhiannon
"In Wimbley Land live Wimbley Woos Who come in many different hues. In yellow pink and green and blue In orange green and purple too." 10 year o . . .
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Saint Death by Georgia
Saint Death is a contemporary wonder that is truly amazing. In Saint Death there is a protagonist (Arturo) and the antagonists which are the drug gang . . .
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The Hate U Give by Edith
'The Hate U Give' is truly a powerful book. It shows you what life is really like as a black person. This novel is one of my favourites, because it sh . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lucas
Wed Wabbit is a book about Fidge, who gets trapped in the land of the Wimbley Woos. Everything starts off in reality, with everything completely norma . . .
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Where the World Ends by Noah
Where the world Ends is a slow starting story with a historic nature to it but was very well written. This is also about men and boys "imprisoned" on . . .
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After the Fire by Katie l
After The Fire is a novel about a cult in America which has been set alight. The book is about a girl called Moonbeam and every chapter is either titl . . .
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Where the World Ends by Katie l
Where The World Ends is a gripping novel about a group of friends getting trapped on an island. Throughout the book there are heartfelt feelings and i . . .
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Release by Melissa
Release was about two unconnected stories. One about a gay boy, Adam, and the other about a ghost speaking vengeance. I thought it was extremely confu . . .
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Rook by Melissa
Rook is quite an interesting story about all sorts of things and a lot of things go wrong. It starts from the bird's point of view but changes and is . . .
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Where the World Ends by Harriet
To begin with I found it hard to get started on this book as I thought it was a little confusing. However once I got past the first bits, things start . . .
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After the Fire by Amy. G
'After the Fire' is an absorbing and emotional novel written by Will Hill. I thought that I had a favourite book in the Carnegie Challenge, but now th . . .
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Release by Tommy N
'Release' is a novel written by Patrick Ness and is about a gay seventeen year old boy named Adam Thorn. This novel is a day in the life of Adam and e . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lyla
It's a very historic book! 'Where The World Ends' by Geraldine McCaughrean is a novel about a group of nine boys and three men who are a fowling pa . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Evie
Beyond the Bright Sea is an imaginative novel by Lauren Wolk. It is about a young girl named Crow who washed up on an island as a baby where she was . . .
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Saint Death by Lily
'Saint death' is an exciting novel following the life of Arturo, a 'nobody' living near the Mexico-USA border. When Arturo's close friend finds himsel . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amelia
I found that Where the World Ends was a very traditional, eventful book about Quilliam, a boy who is sent with some others to a "stac" to catch birds . . .
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After the Fire by Amy L
'After the Fire' is about a seventeen year old girl called Moonbeam. Moonbeam was part of the fire that happened and I found this a really good book t . . .
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Where the World Ends by Rebecca
'Where the World Ends' is an unusual novel written by Geraldine McCaughrean. It is about what life is like on Warrior Stack for the selected boys who . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Josie
Crow - She is feared hated and outcast just because of where she may have come from. Found crying with a hoarse Crow-like voice, she is adopted and ra . . .
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Saint Death by Harriet
'Saint Death' is a extremely attention grabbing novel and I loved the use of tension keeping you hooked right until the end. The book is angled around . . .
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Rook by Katie.G
Wow! This a was a great novel. "Rook" by Anthony McGowan is about a boy named Nicky, with his brother Kenny. Kenny has a learning difficulty so someti . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Noah
Wed Wabbit was not one of my favorite books as it was slow paced all the way through and I prefer more older books. However, this book was well writte . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Shannon
'Beyond the Bright Sea' was a very emotional book which made you think about the importance of family, friends and finding out what is most important . . .
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Release by Josie
Extraordinarily beautiful. The way this book is composed makes you realise how much emotion and passion Ness puts into his books. Release consists . . .
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Where the World Ends by Edith
'Where the world Ends' is a very hard hitting book as it shows a few children's worst nightmare. It really shows the reality of surviving and coping w . . .
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The Hate U Give by Noah
'The Hate U Give' is a story where racism judges the way justice works. This book is beautifully written and is one of my favorites because is ha . . .
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The Hate U Give by Georgia
'The Hate U Give' is a truly amazing story. It gives us an insight to what life is really like for a woman who is black. She tells us what really happ . . .
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Rook by Melissa
Rook is quite an interesting story about all sorts of things and a lot of things go wrong. It starts from the bird's point of view but changes and is . . .
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After the Fire by Melissa
'After the Fire' is such an amazing book. It's about a girl called Moonbeam who was trapped within father John's fence is some sort of cult. It's when . . .
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The Hate U Give by Melissa
'The Hate You Give' is a beautifully written book. Racism isn't dead and this book enlightens this massive problem in such an amazing way, telling us . . .
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Saint Death by Amy. G
Saint Death is a compelling novel that caught my eye from the start. I liked the way the book was written but all in all, it didn't captivate me. T . . .
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Where the World Ends by Erin
Where the world Ends did not appeal to me but was a well written novel... Set in the 1727, on an island called Hirta just off Scotland, it's the ta . . .
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Release by Rebecca
Release is a brilliantly written novel by Patrick Ness. It is about what it is like for Adam to keep a secret that he is gay from his parents. I l . . .
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Rook by Amy L
I really enjoyed reading Rook. It was one of the best ones that I have read so far this year. It is the third book of the series because there are two . . .
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Saint Death by Lyra
Saint Death is an eye-catching book which attracts you as soon as you see the cover. Personally, I wasn’t keen on the book but I’m sure others would b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lyla
An amazing and emotional book! 'Wed Wabbit' by Lissa Evans is a novel on a ten-year-old girl named Fidge. All Fidge wants to do is get home to her . . .
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After the Fire by Ellis
From the first few pages of this gripping novel I knew that it was going to be a good one for me. I love the way this book is set with the before a . . .
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Release by Rhiannon
This is my second favourite book but it missed out on first place by a few points. The main character Adam Thorn is a gay 17 with a very religious a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Heather
Wed Wabbit is a very intriguing book. Our main character, 10 year old Fidge, gets thrown into the Land of Wimbley Woos after her younger sister Minnie . . .
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Where the World Ends by Shannon
This book showed the real truth behind what it is like to be trapped; to be so isolated for a long period of time. It was beautiful but in a brutal wa . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Edith
This book started off as a very intriguing story. It had an interesting story line that pulled me in. However, throughout the story I felt like it sor . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Niamh
This book was bizarre! I enjoyed reading it mostly however there were parts where I got a little bored. It was a great story line and was funny. The . . .
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Where the World Ends by Georgia
'Where the World End's is a very complex book. I found it boring to read during the start and quickly lost interest yet it did get better towards the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Erin
Beyond the Bright Sea did not appeal to me. It did not engage me at all. However, it did have some good descriptive language in it. It's the story . . .
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Where the World Ends by Megan
This book is about a group of boys who go away to an island on a boat and are expected to be back home in a couple of weeks but don't due to their ret . . .
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The Hate U Give by Josie
T.H.U.G. What's Khalil hiding ? Is he a Thug ? Not seen him in ages. Is that siren for us ? OMG they shot him ! Khalil is gone ... Starr's world . . .
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Release by Kyra
The book Release was truly amazing! Release was a fantastic novel which showed us the life of 17 year-old Adam who was going through a point of strug . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy. G
What a book! I thought that "The Hate U Give" was a extremely gripping novel that I would definitely recommend. The book also explains racism in an . . .
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Rook by Ethan C
Rook is a heart filled, emotional story that is about a young boy by the name of Nicky. He has dealt with his parents divorce and his older brother Ke . . .
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Rook by Amelia
This book is an emotional roller coaster that is about two brothers, there is no relationship as strong as theirs. The book starts off by Kenny and Ni . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by AmyL
Beyond the Bright Sea is about a girl called Crow. Her actual name isn't Crow because when she was only a few hours old she got washed up in the sea a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ethan C
Set in St Kilda, this true story is one chilling book. On an island named Warrior Stac a Fowling group is abandoned and left to fend for themselves, e . . .
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Release by Lyla
This is the most brilliant book Patrick Ness has ever written! The story is loosely based around Patrick's life but is about a young boy named Adam . . .
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Release by Lucas
Release by Patrick Ness is a book about Adam Thorn, who is gay, but his family are very religious and quite homophobic, so he has to keep it secret fr . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tommy D
From the front cover, I could tell I wasn't going to like it and I didn't like it one bit... I did not enjoy Wed Wabbit as I found it boring, slow a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Harriet
I have mixed feelings about this novel. 'Beyond the Bright Sea' by Lauren Wolk is all about a girl named Crow who washed up on the shore of an islan . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amelia
This book might be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read. This novel is about not giving up. Not on your friends, not on your family, but . . .
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Rook by Rebecca
Rook is the third book in the series. It is about Nicky and how he must look after the rook that his older brother Kenny is determined to save. They f . . .
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Rook by Evie
'Rook' is a short yet powerful title written by Anthony McGowan. It is about two brothers Nicky and Kenny who discover an injured rook and Kenny, who . . .
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After the Fire by Evie
'After the Fire' is an outstanding novel written by Will Hill. 17 year old Moonbeam has lived in the Lord's Legion with her Brothers and Sisters for . . .
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After the Fire by Tommy N
"The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade." 'After the Fire' by Will Hill is about a seventeen year old girl called . . .
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Rook by Harry.V
Rook is a short novel written by Anthony McGowan about two brothers from a town in Yorkshire called Nicky and Kenny.This book is about when the two br . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lucas
'Where the World Ends' is a book about a group of boys that are trapped on the island Warrior Stac after their return ship doesn't arrive. The writ . . .
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The Hate U Give by Erin
Well written and full of detail, "The Hate U Give" gripped me from the first page! This novel is about the life of sixteen year old Starr. Through . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lily
'The Hate U Give' is a well-written novel describing the struggles of growing up in Garden Heights, AKA 'the Ghetto'. Starr is an African-American tee . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Katie.G
Wed Wabbit is an extremely intriguing book and I really enjoyed it. Fidge, our main character, gets thrown into a world with three companions: Graham . . .
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After the Fire by Shannon
This book was gripping and I really enjoyed how it gave me an insight into deception and lies that people are willing to tell. In the first few pages . . .
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Release by Evie
Release is a unique novel written by Patrick Ness. Similar to another one of Ness' books "The Rest of Us Just Live Here", there are two stories being . . .
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Rook by Noah
Rook is a well written story which has it's pros and cons. It's the third in a story line of books by Anthony McGowan. This book is about two brothers . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy L
The Hate U Give is about a 16 year old girl called Starr who has two sepewrate lives that are completely different. Her two live are one that is her p . . .
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The Hate U Give by Melissa
'The Hate U Give' is a beautifully written book. Racism isn't dead and this book highlights this massive problem in such an amazing way, telling us th . . .
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Rook by Megan
This book made me have mixed feelings on it, as the start is confusing but towards the middle/end it gets better.This is because it goes from one part . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy. G
I thought this book was very interesting as it is the sort of book that I wouldn't normally read. However, it's not my favourite book that I have ever . . .
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Saint Death by Rebecca
Saint Death is a well written novel about Arturo and his "friend" Faustino. They must escape Santa Muetre, Saint Death. I disliked this book, I thoug . . .
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The Hate U Give by Heather
If you need an emotional book to read that tells of the struggles of growing up in the ghetto and seeing horrible hate crimes, then The Hate U Give is . . .
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Saint Death by Erin
Saint Death was a extremely engaging novel. I found myself gripped at the first page. It's the story of a young man (Arturo) who lives on the US bo . . .
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Rook by Lyra
Rook by Anthony McGowan This compelling, emotional part of a trilogy is the story of two brothers coming together in order to save a rook that had . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Kyra
The novel, Beyond the Bright Sea was a great read about a girl named Crow who was found by Osh when pushed out to sea in a skiff. But when being thoug . . .
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Rook by Lyla
It's amazing! Anthony McGowan's novel 'Rook' is really short - only 123 pages long - but I really enjoyed it! Because it's short it's super easy to . . .
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Release by Noah
Patrick Ness' "Release" is a must read for someone who loves the sense of emotion in a story. There are many great hooks for the eight chapters of the . . .
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Where the World Ends by Josie
Gripping, Shocking, Realistic. St Kilda 1772, Quilliam is setting off for Warrior Stack - a lump of rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Katie G
I really enjoyed the book "Beyond the Bright Sea" by Lauren Wolk, though some of the book dragged on for too long. Of course not all of the book talke . . .
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Where the World Ends by Rhiannon
This book was dramatic. It was based on a true story and parts of it were exciting. However I found a few parts of the book to be quite boring. This n . . .
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Saint Death by Harry R
Personally, I believe the book was a real experience from start to end. Dull moments in this story don't exist while Arturo attempts to solve a pr . . .
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After the Fire by Amelia
I really enjoyed this dark, mysterious yet thrilling novel. Moonbeam belongs to a sort of religious cult, where she has lived all her life. Yet, the h . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Niamh
Beyond the Bright Sea was a good book!Ii enjoyed the plot and meeting the characters however, there were some parts I didn't enjoy as much. The author . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Katie L
Beyond The Bright Sea is a book about a girl called Crow who was pushed away on a boat when she was only hours old and washed up on an island. She has . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Edith
The 'Wed Wabbit' written by Lissa Evans is about a girl called Fidge and she is some how brought to a different dimension inside her younger sister' . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Georgia
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans really got me hooked in. It is an intriguing story about a girl named Fidge and her cousin that gets dragged into an imagina . . .
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Wed Wabbit by AmyL
'Wed Wabbit' is a fiction book. I enjoyed reading this book. At first I thought that this book would be for younger children and I wouldn't enjoy it t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
I liked this book because it was a quick easy read. It is very quirky and humorous. However, I think this novel would be more appropriate for a primar . . .
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Rook by Tommy N.
Rook - Anthony McGowan Rook is about two brothers, Nicky and his learning-disabled brother Kenny. One day they rescue a half dead Rook being attack . . .
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Saint Death by Lyla
It's a slow moving book with a good but predictable ending! Marcus Sedwick's book, Saint Death, is about a young man named Arturo Silva who lives i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rhiannon
If you are looking for a book about the struggles of being the witness of a hate crime and how it affects the witness, then you should read "The Hate . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ellis
This book is a very intriguing and at points in the novel there are big shocks and drama. I think that this book is very well written and I would reco . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tommy N
Every Year Quill and a group of friends are sent to a remote sea stac to hunt for birds. However this year no one arrives to take them home. No one kn . . .
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The Hate U Give by Harriet
I found this book really enjoyable to read and it had me hooked from chapter one. Also, the message in the book is inspiring.The novel is set in a poo . . .
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Rook by Tommy D
This book is a great novel about two brothers Nick, and Kenny who has learning difficulties. It all starts when they go for a walk with their dog a . . .
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After the Fire by Tommy D
This book is a fabulous novel which is inspired by a real event!!! Its all about a girl ( Moonbeam, 17) who was part of the "Lords Legion" which is . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rebecca
This is an unusual book about the land of Wimbley Woos. When Wed Wabbit somehow becomes the dictator of this land the two cousins, Fidge and Graham, w . . .
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Saint Death by Evie
'Saint Death' is an interesting novel by Marcus Sedgwick. It is set in modern day Mexico and is about Arturo, who risks his life to help his friend F . . .
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After the Fire by Lyla
It's so attention grabbing! 'After The Fire' by Will Hill is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl called Moonbeam. Each chapter of the novel is t . . .
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After the Fire by Rebecca
This book is a wonderful novel about Moonbeam's life, it involves what life was like before The Purge and The Fire. It shows how Father John ruins eve . . .
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Saint Death by Ethan
Saint Death is a great candidate for the Carnegie Award. And even though this is only the first one I have read it has a high chance of winning. Its . . .
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Where the World Ends by Harry R
I enjoyed the story 'Where the World Ends' as it was consistent with uncertainty and guilt. Quill became targeted by all sorts of blame as he was resp . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Evie
Wed Wabbit is a unique novel by Lissa Evans. It is about a young girl named Fidge who is transported to the wondrous land of the Wimbley Woos from he . . .
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Release by Mrs Ellyard
I felt that 'Release' is indeed a very personal book for Patrick Ness. The writing is amazing and the tenderness of the relationships between Adam and . . .
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Scholes J and I
Holmfirth,
M.H.S Superstars
DTA Bookclubbers
Manchester
Propps Hall Primary School
Manchester,
Which of the 2018 books has the most effective front cover?

Wed Wabbit
6% (2 votes)

The Hate U Give
32% (10 votes)

After The Fire
10% (3 votes)

Release
6% (2 votes)

Beyond the Bright Sea
35% (11 votes)

 
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.
 

 
 

Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .