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Tupton Hall School
Nr. Chesterfield,
Group status: Looking forward to starting Shadowing 2016!



Greetings esteemed earth-dwelling friends! We are a group of aliens from the outer reaches of your galaxy, masquerading as students in years 7-11 at one of your infant training establishments known as Tupton Hall School. We are generally known as BRATS; Book Reviewers At Tupton School, and we meet in the library to discuss books, one of the more enjoyable forms of your human entertainment. We allow several of your more intelligent earthling adults, we have not found many, to join us and provide the biscuits. We are now veterans of 'Carnegie Shadowing' and look forward to reading some out of this world books!

Railhead by Hannah
Railhead has a good storyline. I like how it gives you an idea of how the universe could be different in years to come. Also I like how you find thing . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Frances
This book is so sad, really pulls your heartstrings and to know what happens to some refugees is absolutely terrible. I like how the author added the . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Frances
At first I found this book hard to get into because all the punctuation was strange and presented in a way completely different to the norm. However, . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Frances
This book is really satisfying in the way that all the four perspectives/story lines gradually intertwine and you know the reason such and such act a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Rhibarb
I liked this book,as it was sad but adventurous. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Rhibarb
This was a good book, a bit sad in some parts but I really loved it and would definitely read it again if I could. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Wingy
Good book, with a nice plot. Can be emotional though. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Wingy
This was my first Carnegie book this year and I enjoyed the scenario for it. However, now I've read more of the shortlist I don't think it's as good a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Erin
I think this book is good because each chapter is from a different point of view. It might be too adult for some readers. . . .
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Railhead by Wingy
I REALLY enjoyed this one. My favourite book yet this year! Great read, thrilling plot. The way the author has created this universe and all of its pl . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Erin
"The bone sparrow" was sad but happy at the same time. In a way it was similar to "Salt to the Sea" but not as sad as this is about life in a camp, no . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Wingy
This book wasn't that good. The characters were too varied and caused this book to be hard to understand. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Wingy
An interesting and unusual read. I really like the way it's written. May have some adult themes though - it could be a bit emotional. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Erin
"The Stars At Oktober Bend" is very well written. At first I thought the way it was written was very weird but as I read on I found out why it is writ . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hannah
I think some people would love this book and what happens in it but I found it quite sad and upsetting because there were many deaths in it. I just co . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Wingy
I thought this was a really funny book. Definitely had me from the start! Recommend this to all ages. . . .
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Railhead by Jack
A brilliant Sci-Fi novel. Loved the space trains, they were really good. Really well written. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jack
An incredibly well written book. It was really sad but I loved it. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jack
An amazing book. Very well written storyline, however the ending could have been better. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jack
A great book. Very thought provoking and it deals with a serious issue in a great way. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jack
A brilliantly funny book. A great read for younger students, but could be considered childish by older children. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Rhibarb
I really liked this book, it's very sad but very gripping. I loved when Subbhi met Jimmie and they didn't really think much about each other but then . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Rhibarb
I liked reading this book; it was quite funny and it was based on family and friendship.I would recommend this book to people who like funny stories. . . .
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Railhead by Rhibarb
I really liked this book;it is daring and adventurous! I loved it when Zen met Nova the Motorik because they became great friends. I would recommend t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Erin
Wolf Hollow was slightly boring at the beginning but once you read far enough into it,it gets really exiting. The characters are very relatable and th . . .
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Which book on this year's shortlist has the most interesting cover?

Beck
Bone Sparrow
Railhead
Salt to the Sea
Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth
Stars of Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
 
Title: Granny was a Buffer Girl
Author: Berlie Doherty
Winning Year: 1986

It`s hard for Jess to imagine what it will be like to leave home, separated from her family and friends and the place she has always known. Before she goes Jess wants to share all the family secrets.