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Princethorpe College
Group status: The group are meeting every Friday at breaktime in the library for books and biscuits! We can't wait to read the great choice of books on the shortlist this year!

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Princethorpe College has another enthusiastic group of shadowers this year from Years 8, 9, 10 & 11.

Celia Scott

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lauren
This book is confusing at the start, but blossoms into an enchanting tale if you stick with it. It deals with issues very subtly and sympathetically. . . .
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Railhead by Holly
Railhead is a fantastic story about living trains, multiple worlds, and the gates between them, humans, androids and monks made of bugs! . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Holly
A beautiful tale of two damaged souls, who find each other through their poems and share precious experiences from tables to traumas. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Holly
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is a childish version of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. It's rather like Marmite; love it or hate it! . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lauren
This book is trying to be clever, but sadly the plot fails to interest. Recommended for younger male readers, but mature readers wouldn't connect with . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Meg
A very well written and touching novel. It is a thrilling and interesting book, part fiction and part truth. 'Salt to the Sea' has a captivating plot . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Charlotte
I loved how the story of this book was told from different perspectives. The characters engaged me with their stories and I was hooked from the beginn . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Charlotte
I have never been so in tune with a book! When the character cried, when he smiled, I smiled too! I felt so immersed in the story that I almost had to . . .
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Clifton Upon Dunsmore Primary School
Long Lawford Primary
Rugby High School
Do you prefer reading a physical book or reading on an e-reader?

I prefer a paper book
I prefer an e-reader
I like both the same
I'm not sure
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju