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Prince Henry's High School
Group status: We meet on Wednesdays at 1pm and are reading the shortlist. We have read quite a few of the books already!

We have a Shadowing group of 10 enthusiastic Year 9 and Year 10 readers, who meet once each week at lunchtimes to discuss the books and put reviews on the website. We have prizes for the best review, the first student to read all the books and the best review on the Carnegie website.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Alistair
I thought that Lies We Tell Ourselves was an extremely good book full of emotion. The detail described is extremely moving with lots of violence and i . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Monika
Interesting book, showing the consequences of war from a child's point of view. Serious and emotional story with the scent of fantasy. . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Mia
I really enjoyed reading and thinking about Ghosts of Heaven. I read the book 'backwards' Part 4, 3, 2, then 1. My favorite parts was part 4 because i . . .
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Thomas
I personally think that it is really good even though I wouldn't normally read this type of book as I like adventure and mythological books. I like i . . .
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Mrs Bennington
It is 1959 in Virginia, and Sarah, a black student, begins the integration of Jefferson High, an all white school. The brutality the small group of bl . . .
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Mrs Bennington
A group of teenagers including Mike, the narrator who has OCD, are unphased by vampires, aliens with blue lights coming out of their eyes, and demons, . . .
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Fire Colour One by Mrs Bennington
Iris flies to England with her mother Hannah, and Hannah's partner Lowell, as Ernest her father, who Iris has never met, is dying. Iris has been told . . .
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One by Mrs Bennington
I am not usually a great fan of the poetry format, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it very moving. It is a difficult topic of conjoined t . . .
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Five Children on the Western Front by Mrs Bennington
This book is an interesting story set in the First World War when the older children from E.Nesbit's story have grown up, but the Psammead has made an . . .
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The Ghosts of Heaven by Mrs Bennington
This skilfully written novel with four books for the price of one, is linked by the spiral form, and by mentions of the other stories in each one of t . . .
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The Lie Tree by Mrs Bennington
Faith has gone to the island of Vane so her father can join an archaeological dig. Her father dies in mysterious circumstances so Faith decided to tel . . .
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The Bredon Bookworms
Which is your favourite fiction genre?

Science Fiction


Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls and More Than This. John Green has described him as "an insanely beautiful writer". He has won every major pri . . .