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The Skipton Academy Carnegie Group

It's 2017; Carnegie is back... and so are we! Students have started to read the books already and with our regular meetings we are keeping up with their progress. You can read some of their reviews below AND ALSO VOTE WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK

Tayeba and sana

Salt to the Sea by Tayeba
This is a very gripping book that tells us the story of European refugees fleeing Hitler's brutal regime and a ruthless war. They travel day and nig . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Mc
I read this book very quickly. It was a gripping story and again showed the best and worst of humanity. My main thought was "tell the truth now before . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Mc
Another Carnegie nomination that kicked me in the guts as the back story of each character was revealed in snippets. I felt as if there was a whole b . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Mc
I loved this book - not from start to finish at it lost me in the middle. However the short chapters, building up each character, gripped me instantly . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tayeba
i really enjoyed this book i found it amazing the plots and twists were wierd. Told from the perspectives of two children, the book is surprisingly da . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sana
This book was a really different read compared to the others so far. It was a very fast read and suitable for younger children. The plot of the stor . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sana
This is a lovely story about children living their life in a refugee camp. It is told through the eyes of Subhi, whose mum has stopped telling him sto . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sana
I think that the smell of other people's houses is quite confusing since there are at least 5 different people and it was confusing. But it was a good . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sana
I thought this book was good and interestingly written. I liked all the characters and that the view of the story changed between two people. One of b . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Sana
I have read "Salt to the Sea" and I really like it. The language the author(Ruta Sepetys) uses really captures the horrors that happened during World . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sana
This book is good but it has some violence in it, some people die and it is sad but good. It is so descriptive that you feel like you are in the book . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tayeba
This is my favourite book so far. At first I was a little put off by the style of writing, but then I found it intriguing and wanted to find out what . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Tayeba
I found this book not amazing but good since it starts with a sad beginning about lLlly and her family which builds the emotion. . . .
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Railhead by Mrs M
I really enjoyed this book which surprised me as I thought I wasn't a sci-fi fan. It was a page turner, a great story with unexpected twists and turns . . .
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Wolf Hollow by charlie
I really didn't like this book, Wolf Hollow, because of the way the person lies to his mum at the start of the book. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tayeba
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was great. You have to read it. The way it is set gives a wonderful image and also the way Annabelle the charac . . .
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Beck by Mrs M
I read this book first due to the 16+ e-mail that I received. Yes it definitely is a book for older students and as our reading group is from Years 7- . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs M
It took a while to get into this book but as I got to know the characters I began to enjoy their stories and could see how their lives would intertwin . . .
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Railhead by Tayeba
Railhead is a great book I loved it. The way it was set in the future was amazing. I thought the language was good and the way he comes to know his de . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by tayeba
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was a boring book. I though it had some good features and bad features. It wasn't a comedy book or an action book it . . .
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Railhead by Sana
I think that Railhead was an interesting book. When i saw the front cover i thought that i won't enjoy this book.But when i started to read it i cou . . .
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Skipton Bookie Monsters
N Yorkshire,
Upper Wharfedale School
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Upper Wharfedale School
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Ermysted's
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Which is your favourite book?

Wolf Hollow
19% (5 votes)

The smells of Other peoples houses
4% (1 vote)

salt to sea
15% (4 votes)

Railhead
52% (14 votes)

Beck
7% (2 votes)

The stars at oktober bend
4% (1 vote)

 
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