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British School of Gran Canaria
Tafira Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Group status: What a strong shortlist in 2018. Hopefully, our passion for reading comes through in our written reviews. Watch this space for regular updates.

You're going to hear us roar!

We are Krishna, Alessandro, Teresa, Caitlin, Irene, Maite, and Raquel (pictured left to right) and Ana, Bella, Carla, Divya, Elena, Fatma, and Lily (not pictured).

Mr Hirtes, our LRC Coordinator

The Hate U Give by Paula
The Hate You Give tells the story of how Starr, an ordinary girl, is able to live in different worlds at the same time. Her skin colour defines her as . . .
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The Hate U Give by Bella
The Hate U Give details the aftermath of the inexcusable murder of Starr's friend, Khalil, for the sole fact that he is black. Starr now has to choose . . .
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After the Fire by Elena
After the Fire is a powerful book, focusing on a story about survival and freedom. Moonbeam was part of a religious cult called The Lord's Legion of w . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ana
Throughout history, many books have been written which are a must read now and will be a must read in 100 years time. The Hate U Give is definitely on . . .
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Rook by Alessandro
Rook is an important book. Because it's one with a message. And that is that life can be unfair at times which results in there being disadvantaged fa . . .
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After the Fire by Bella
After the Fire is the recovery story of Moonbeam, a girl who has spent most of her life within The Holy Church of The Lord's Legion compound under Fat . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Carla
Beyond the Bright Sea is a heartwarming book. I thoroughly enjoyed an engaging read, spending time with characters who were out of the ordinary. It re . . .
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Rook by Caitlin
Rook is a book about an ordinary boy's life. However, and not only because I'm a girl, I related more to the bird than Nicky. It is, however, a short . . .
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After the Fire by Ana
Even though it might appear to be, After the Fire is not a story about faith or religion. It is not even about the infamous Waco Siege and the terrify . . .
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Where the World Ends by Caitlin
I was jolted out of a dull read three chapters into Where the World Ends. As the author hooked me with a surprise from each chapter on. The book prove . . .
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The Hate U Give by Divya
Meet Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl who orbits two worlds: the poor neighbourhood she lives in and the fancy prep school she attends. Starr's double . . .
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Rook by Maite
Rook is the story of a run-of-a-mill teenage boy: Nicky. He lives with his little brother Kenny and his father. Kenny and Nicky rescue a rook who's at . . .
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After the Fire by Krishna
After the Fire is a very well-planned and expertly-executed book, full of mystery and action; leading into exciting adventures. Possibly because it's . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Teresa
This is a book which will make you scratch your head as your heart breaks, as clever as it is sad. It's the tale of Crow who doesn't know her real par . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Fatma
The book is very good and Lauren Wolk would be a deserving winner of the Carnegie. Initially I struggled as the beginning of Beyond the Bright Sea is . . .
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Rook by Raquel
Rook is a dramatic read as it veers between the ups and down of Nicky's life, as his mood flits between joy and sorrow. Joy because Nicky discovers lo . . .
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Rook by Carla
Rook is an amazing story about two brothers, Kenny and Nicky, who find a rook defending itself against a sparrow hawk attack. Although the rook fights . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Caitlin
Once upon a time there was a girl called Crow. This is a beautiful book about an orphan brought in by the waves to an island when only a few hours old . . .
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Rook by Lily
This simple but deep book tells the story of two siblings finding an injured rook on the verge of death. Kenny, who has learning difficulties, is dete . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Irene
Beyond the Bright Sea is set in the Elizabeth Islands. It is a book of action and intrigue. Crow is a girl eager to unravel the secrets of her mysteri . . .
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Release by Bella
Release tells of a single day in the life of Adam Thorn, where literally everything that could've happened, happened. Ranging from drastic changes in . . .
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Rook by Bella
Rook is a short story about two brothers who rescue a rook from the clutches of a sparrowhawk on an attack. Whilst Kenny, a boy with learning difficul . . .
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Are eight books too many?

Ask me in a week or two
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp