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



We have a Shadowing group of 14 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.

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Matthew
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth as it was a brilliant book full of twists and turns that any good book needs. But it was . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Bennington
When Prez, who has stopped speaking, looks at Sputnik, he sees a boy who talks to him, and who knows Prez' thoughts. Everyone else sees a dog. Sputnik . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Bennington
Florian, Emilia, Joana, and the despicable Alfred are all teenagers whose lives overlap as they head for the ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, to escape fro . . .
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Beck by Braden
This book is an extraordinarily well written journey of a boy looking for a place to survive. He goes through many hardships, from the Sisters of Merc . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jessica
I really enjoyed the plot of the book and the way it escalated in the seriousness of the situation from bullying to a supposed hostage. The only bit w . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Oliver
Funny and mysterious, this book is sure to make you crack a smile with a nice range of jokes and a nice easy read. This book is sure to entertain anyb . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Bennington
The world of Railhead is imagined in amazing detail and is based around the technology of trains on hyperspace railways. Zen is a thief and he meets t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Bennington
When Betty, the bully who comes to live in Wolf Hollow, goes missing, suspicion falls on the ragged and homeless Toby. His experiences in World War I, . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Bennington
This is about 4 teenagers in Alaska of the 1970s. Ruth is having a baby and is unsupported by her Grandmother she believes, and meets Hank who is runn . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Bennington
I knew nothing of the detention camps in Australia, which is where The Bone Sparrow is set, and found it very interesting and very shocking at the sam . . .
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Beck by Mrs Bennington
Beck, an orphan, is shipped from Ireland to the Catholic Brothers in Canada where the abuse of the brothers there, shapes his life. This is an interes . . .
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The Bredon Bookworms
Evesham, Worcestershire
 
Which is your favourite fiction genre?

Adventure
3% (6 votes)

Fantasy
87% (194 votes)

Historical
1% (2 votes)

Horror
3% (6 votes)

Humour
4% (9 votes)

Romance
0% (1 vote)

Science Fiction
1% (3 votes)

Supernatural
1% (3 votes)

 
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