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King's Hall
Taunton, Somerset
Group status: We have been reading our way through the shortlist and we have had fun creating video book trailers.

Will it be Salt to the Sea? Will it be Wolf Hollow? Or maybe The Bone Sparrow?

We are all looking forward to hearing which book wins the award.

Mrs Marcuccilli, Librarian

Wolf Hollow by Sophie
Wolf Hollow is a great book, I enjoyed it greatly. I found it had a lot of suspense and drama. This book tells you not to just judge a person from wha . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Will
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is a tragic but beautifully crafted book. It is strong and powerful, and towards the end of the book it is truly emo . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adam
This book is very dramatic, emotional and not for the faint-hearted. It really does take you back to what it was like for the people in WW2. On the bl . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tom
The Bone Sparrow is an extremely tragic story that is sadly happening in the world today. It's about a refugee called Subhi who has never known life o . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Henry
Prez is a boy in foster care and doesn't exactly enjoy being with his foster parents. He has spent most of his life with his grandad and is used being . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by George
I thought that The Bone Sparrow was a very emotional book especially when the people go on hunger strike and sew their lips together. This book has ta . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Robbie
This book is very good because it is funny, which I like in a book. It also shows the importance of friendship, and how you should never judge a someo . . .
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Railhead by Max
Zen Starling is a seventeen year old boy who lives on the planet Cleave. He is a normal street urchin stealing from shops but suddenly one day his who . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emilia
Salt to the Sea is by Ruta Sepetys, when I first starting reading this book it was quite hard to read and confusing because there are 4 characters who . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Henry
The Bone Sparrow is a thrilling book about what an immigration detention centre is really like. The main character is a boy named Subhi. He is an inno . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Harry
Before I read this book I read the Gone series and the Gone series is a million times better, there is action and fighting and all the stuff boys of m . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Fane
This is a fantastic book!!!! It really opens your eyes to the outside world like immigration, detention centres etc. This is my favourite I have rea . . .
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Robert Blake Science College
Bishop Fox's Community School
Heathfield Community School
Which book from the Shortlist was so good that you just couldn't put it down?

Wolf Hollow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Salt to the Sea
The Bone Sparrow
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