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Finchley Catholic High School
Group status: Steadily getting through the books

FCHS Carnegie Shadowers 2018

Meeting in the library on Fridays at lunch time, we are a group of Years 7 & 8s ready to take on 7 of this year's shortlisted books. Unfortunately, due to some adult content which is unsuitable for KS3 readers we won't be including Release by Patrick Ness. This is a shame, considering that Carnegie shadowing is supposed to be all about children's books. We will keep you posted as we progress with the list on what we like about this years books when we meet each week to compare notes, swap titles and post reviews while having lunch. Happy reading!

Mrs Gallagher

Rook by Jevin
I personally LOVED this book (emphasis on the LOVED). The emotion and characters in this book are all unique. I got really engaged in the book and I c . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nicholas
'Where the World Ends' is not a very good book in my opinion. Apart from the beginning where the initial 'going to the Stac' movement happens, nothing . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nicholas
The Hate U Give is an extremely compelling read from the cover to the blurb. The story doesn't take its time to get to the main plot, or the biggest e . . .
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Rook by marcus
Rook is a short book but it is mildly entertaining. It starts with an interesting and intriguing beginning but then gets a bit boring. there were some . . .
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Rook by Sean
In Rook it starts off good but then it get awkward. The book is so short so there isn't much to say. it is also very forgettable.So this makes it far . . .
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Where the World Ends by Oladotun
Where the World Ends is a great book[at least for the first 10 chapters].I do not recommend this book as it is not interesting and it can't focus on o . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Oladotun
This is a very good book and a very adventurous one. It shows a chance of being the winner this year. This book is inspirational and a book you can ge . . .
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Wed Wabbit by oladotun
A very enjoyable and adventurous book to read. I believe this book has the potential to be a future classic. This is a very good book and I recommend . . .
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Rook by Oladotun
It is definitely a quick read but I believe it does not come up to the standard of the other books in the Carnegie shadowing this year.It is forgetabl . . .
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The Hate U Give by Oladotun
It was a very interesting and inspiring book to come across this years Carnegie shortlist. It demonstrates how people in shady areas live a reality th . . .
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Saint Death by Marcus
Some of my friends think that this book was not that good but I think it was decent. Their argument was that it is boring and dull, however I believe . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Marcus
Wed Wabbit is a fantastic book that is just the right mix of action, adventure, emotion and comedy. It was quite exciting and gripping but also funny. . . .
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After the Fire by Marcus
After the Fire is a beautifully written book all about the psychological aftermath of living in a cult your whole life as Moonbeam describes stories a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sean
For Where The World Ends(Which is based on a true story) I think is a great book as you really get into the story with the description.You can see the . . .
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Release by marcus
Release is not a good choice for the Carnegie as it is not age appropriate. In between the main story, it randomly cuts to a completely different stor . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sean
In Wed Wabbit (My favorite book) it is quite confusing as you don't really know how important the start of the book is to the whole thing, but if you . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sean
For Beyond The Bright Sea I think it is a really good book, however there are still some flaws.Like how once you think you have reached the ending you . . .
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Where the World Ends by carlos
I didn't really enjoy this book as it didn't make a lot of sense. I think it was boring and very confusing. One moment the characters are one place th . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Carlos
I think this book is absolutely magical. It has unusual aspects but I like the thrill and adventure of it. I think its very imaginative and i would de . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Marcus
I think beyond the bright sea is a good book full of character development and you get to know the characters so well you feel nervous for them when t . . .
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Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


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