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Finchley Catholic High School
London,
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 Joe
Rook is an outstanding piece of writing. From the breathless anxiety of the opening scene, to the tenderness that manifests itself throughout be tha . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sean
The hate u give is a great book as you learn how biased everyone was about race as in the book a black person gets shot and the main character is afra . . .
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Saint Death by Sean
Saint death is a great book about the Mexican life style and how if you join the gangs you will become rich and selfish. However in the story someone . . .
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After the Fire by Sean
After the fire is my new favorite book in the Carnegie once you pick it up and get into the plot you'll find it hard to put down. It gives you a feel . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Joe
Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the eye dazzling Elizabeth Islands .Abandoned and set adrift on a small bo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Joe
The Hate U Give is an absolute master piece compared to the last "book" I read. Even if I wasn't comparing it to ...Wed Wabbit... I would still love i . . .
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Saint Death by Joe
Saint Death isn't the type of book I would typically pick up and read so as I had previously predicted I didn't enjoy it very much nor did I understan . . .
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Release by Joe
Release is full of things I liked. Adam, his handsome brother, his fluid best friend, the work friends and the short boyfriend. There's also plenty I . . .
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Where the World Ends by Joe
In my opinion I think this book is not a book I recommend you to read. It has a very confusing storyline and it quickly skips to something else in the . . .
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After the Fire by Joe
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Joe
This is a relatively quick, light-hearted read, essentially about a selection of toys that come to life in the pages of a book. There is a talking ca . . .
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Saint Death by Edgar
When Faustino returns to Arturo after many long years away from him and asks for one thousand dollars Arturo warily agrees to help, but who is this mo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Edgar
Wed Wabbit is a story about 10 year old Fidge. Before going on holiday Fidge's little sister is involved in an accident that is partially Fidges faul . . .
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After the Fire by Edgar
After the fire tells the story of 17 year old Moonbeam who has recently survived a terrible fire that has burned (to the ground) where she has lived f . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Nicholas
'Wed Wabbit' is 'widiculously' funny. The annoying Wimbley Woos get into trouble throughout the book, and I quite enjoyed it. Graham is annoying, but . . .
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Saint Death by Nicholas
'Saint Death' is a story about the typical Mexican border life, specifically about how easy it is to become involved in a drug reel. This brings a who . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nicholas
'Where the World Ends' is a very good book. Some characters are extremely relatable with the typical overprotective parent, the helpful teacher and th . . .
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Rook by Nicholas
Rook is a very short read, but a very compelling one. It reflects and is exactly like a real life situation. The characters are extremely relatable an . . .
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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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London,
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How would you rate the books this year? (On average.)

Amazing!
16% (7 votes)

Good.
22% (10 votes)

Average.
13% (6 votes)

Bad.
2% (1 vote)

Diverse.
2% (1 vote)

Interesting....
29% (13 votes)

Splendifirously fabulent!
9% (4 votes)

 
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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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