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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!

Wed Wabbit by Rhianna
This book is so good! It really shows the relationship between Minnie and Fidge as it changes throughout the book. The book also has a feel that take . . .
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Rook by Elisabeth
Rook is a great story that starts with the view of a bird, and the people that help and then the people that help have troubles of their own. The book . . .
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Rook by Tanya
I liked the way the first chapter was a different perspective, however I would have liked other chapters to have also been from this perspective. Whil . . .
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Release by Tanya
I found this a very enjoyable read. For the topic covered it was very well written and encourages you to look at life from a different perspective. I . . .
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Release by Mrs Elkington
When I started reading this I got a sense of deja vu, it strongly reminded of another book I had read. I then realised that some of the themes, such a . . .
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After the Fire by Jack
A brilliant book. Fantastically emotional, although the ending could have been a bit better, by being less perfect. . . .
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Release by Jack
It was not a very good book. There were unnecessarily graphic parts, even when it was not needed. There was no cohesive storyline. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jack
This is a brilliant book. It is my favourite book of this year and I loved it. It is so emotional and I nearly cried at the end. Amazing! . . .
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Rook by Jack
It was great at times, but I felt that the start was bad. It didn't really have any proper story and was just a bit boring. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jack
This was an OK book. It was bad at the start and even worse in the middle. Some parts of it were good, but I overall felt no emotional attachment to t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elisabeth
This book really does bring a tear to your eye. It has a very strong message and it is definitely a great book that everyone should read. This book ta . . .
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After the Fire by Bethany
This story is amazing! It is captivating, sad, exciting and much, much more. . . .
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Rook by Dawn
A book full of teenage angst that comes right in the end, when we make the right decisions. Explanations of why people might act in a certain way. B . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Elkington
I'm not sure about this book. I found it hard to get into and the use of Spanish(?) words where I had to guess their meaning and the strange punctuati . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tanya
I found this book both interesting and intriguing although I do not feel the storyline is that applicable to life in the UK. However the thoughts and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ellie
I didn't like this book very much. It didn't engage me as much as I thought it would. It did interest me and make me want to read in a some parts, how . . .
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Rook by Rhianna
This book was very touching when Rook was saved. It was really cool that chapter one was told from a different perspective. I thought the book was too . . .
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Rook by Thomas
I think this is an amazing book, full of unexpected twists and turns, heart-warming actions and tragic accidents. I love the perspective change at the . . .
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Rook by Bethany
This book was very heart-warming and made a great story. I would definitely recommend this book to people of my age, as there wasn't a single part in . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alex T
I would have liked to know more about Crow; what she looked like, how old she was, why she couldn't be happy where she was... I still enjoyed the stor . . .
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After the Fire by Ms P.
I really enjoyed this book, original and thought provoking, perfectly set at a young adult level. The story takes us through the healing process of 17 . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Rhianna
I thought this was a very emotional story; the way the family was portrayed. I love how curious Crow is and the way she is determined to figure her se . . .
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Release by Alex I
I was unsure about how this book would turn out, what with the concerns about it. Unfortunately, I didn't really like Release - it wasn't anywhere nea . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alex I
This was the first book I read on the shortlist, and I was pleasantly surprised; from the cover and blurb, it didn't seem like the sort of book I woul . . .
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Where the World Ends by Frances
This is my favourite book so far! It's really well written - sad, but not miserable. The historical aspect of it is handled well and the religious rif . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tanya
Where the World Ends was different to what I expected. I liked the fact it was based on a true story and the determination of the character Quill to s . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Elkington
I enjoyed this book although it was like reading a foreign language at first. It was well written and thought- provoking, dealing with racism and ster . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs A Robb
Beautifully written. I couldn't put it down. Reminded me of the kindness of humans, but also the hardships people face in their family lives. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ms P.
I found this book a little tough going to begin with, very bleak and uncomfortable (I could almost feel the cold and the rough rock face that they had . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ms P.
Absolutely loved this book, by the author of Wolf Hollow which was my favourite book last year! Each night I couldn't wait to pick up this lovely book . . .
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The Hate U Give by Frances
Personally, I really like this book - the characters are realistic and developed well (yo gotta love the slang dude). It's pretty serious too - murde . . .
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Rook by Ellie
I loved this book so much. At times it was very moving in lots of different ways. It had a lot of different emotions in it such as humour, regret, sad . . .
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Rook by Frances
This is a sweet little book, for a younger audience (minus that one swear word). An almost too perfect conclusion, but is, as I said earlier, sweet. I . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by JP
'If I could have built a human being, I would have built you. Just so' I love this quotation from this beautifully written novel,which explores the th . . .
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Release by JP
A book of two halves! Adam's day is well described, the family relationships believable and his story well told. However, I found myself skim-reading . . .
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Rook by JP
Unexpected and good to see a short, dyslexia-friendly title on the Carnegie shortlist. The first chapter has gone straight into my book talk on brilli . . .
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Rook by Alex T.
I found the storyline engaging and the characters interesting. I enjoyed seeing the characters develop and I thought the book was very well written. I . . .
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Release by Alex T.
I loved this book! The characters were extremely well written and I felt like I could connect with them. The storyline was cleverly planned and very i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Elisabeth
A really great story with an interesting storyline. Loved the concept and the way that the story starts with a prologue to explain what had happened . . .
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Rook by Olivia
Very easy read and I liked the characters. However, the story was too simple. Very black and white and unrealistic circumstances/dialogue and an airy . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Dawn Kerry
A book where a a girl, missing her deceased father, has to come to terms with how it has affected her. Her little sister (can't/won't pronounce her r . . .
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After the Fire by Mr Adams
I really enjoyed this although I thought the ending was a bit predictable from about halfway through. I really liked the way it was written with the . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Elkington
I know I'm probably going to be a lone voice but I really struggled to get into this book. I hate being cold and wet and this was conveyed so well by . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Elkington
I really enjoyed this book. The fast paced storyline kept me turning the pages wanting to find out what happened next. I liked the rhyming clues which . . .
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Hasland Power Readers
Hasland, Chesterfield
Meadows Community School
chesterfield,
Heritage Hive Heroes
Clowne, nr Chesterfield
Parkside Community School
Chesterfield,
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.