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British School of Gran Canaria
Tafira Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Group status: We're loving the 2017 shortlist. 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 Paula, Martina, Ana, Sahas, Luca, Diego, Mar, Arancha, and Lily (pictured left to right). Out of shot are Daniela, InÚs, Laura, Teresa, Shivani, Bella, BelÚn, and Raphael.

Mr Hirtes, our LRC Coordinator

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Arancha
Reading this book was like travelling back in time, to 1970s' Alaska. It was easy to emphasize with the characters and their problems. I identified wi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Martina
This is science fiction for all ages. It's a book to relax to. To lie down on a sofa and lose track of time with. The central character is Prez who g . . .
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Railhead by Sahas
This is a classic futuristic yarn which portrays the life of young Zen Starling. This youth who's ended up on the wrong side of the tracks faces chall . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mar
Wolf Hollow is all about a girl named Annabelle and how her life is shredded to pieces by Betty, the new girl in town. The book's central theme is bul . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Paula
If you were to classify Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, you'd describe it as science fiction. However, it's also a very funny book. So you could fil . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mar
The Stars at Oktober Bend is about a girl called Alice who had an accident that caused a head injury which affects the way in which she expresses hers . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Raphael
Alice Nightingale writes about how it is to have perfect thoughts that come out in slow motion, due to her accident. She imagines herself stepping int . . .
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Railhead by Luca
Railhead is set in the far future in which all humans have left Earth and journeyed to different dimensions and worlds. Space travel is very differen . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Luca
The Stars at Oktober Bend is all about Alice, a girl who has speech problems due to her health issues. The story is written without capital letters an . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bella
Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank live very distinctive lives with their own preoccupations. However, as if decided by fate, these four are destined to inter . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ana
Crazy and sentimental. Senseless but with a clear message. Clearly, a book for children, even though teens can enjoy it too. Just a few days ago I fin . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Shivani
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a novel based on the life of four teenagers; four teenagers experiencing very different dilemmas. Each one of th . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Arancha
I found this book very confusing. It wasn't until I'd read more than halfway through that I started to connect with the characters as I could not unde . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shivani
The Bone Sparrow is a moving piece of work. This extraordinary book is about Subhi, a 10-year-old refugee. The author defines Subhi as a clever and im . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bella
Subhi is a boy born in an immigration detention centre who has never experienced life in the outside world. When he meets Jimmie, a girl from beyond t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Luca
The book is set in the horrifying year of 1945, as the Second World War draws to a close. Four teenagers struggle to survive, each one taking a differ . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lily
This book appealed to me even before I opened it. The front cover looked so interesting and intriguing. And I was right to judge, as I eagerly devoure . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Arancha
Wolf Hollow is an emotional rollercoaster, taking your feelings for a ride they'll never forget. I instantly felt connected to most of the characters . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Bella
Alice and Manny are both teenagers who carry the weight of their pasts on their shoulders. This book is about how they live their lives now, accepting . . .
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Are eight books too many?

Yes
No
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