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Thorpe St Andrew School - Page Turners Reading Group
Norwich,
Group status: We are looking forward to reading this years Carnegie shortlist.

2017 group in the LRC

Hello everyone from the Page Turners Book Group from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form! We are: Kate, Dilpreet, Evan, Harriet, Amina, Sindy, Catherine, Lucy, Jack, Ben, Thomas, Olivia, Evie, Kate, Kendra, Serenity, Naomi, Eve, Kaila, Natalie, Thomas, Ms Webb and Ms Allen We meet every Friday in the library to discuss the books and post reviews.

Ms Allen

Beck by Kate
Personally, I found this book a difficult one to get to grips with. The subject matter itself is blatantly an exceedingly difficult topic for a vast a . . .
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Railhead by Jack
I found Railhead to be quite different to the other shortlisted books for the Carnegie medal. Most of the books this year had an emphasis on deep thou . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Thomas
Wolf Hollow was a very well written book based around the main character Annabel's perspective. I found it slow moving until I got near to the end whe . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Catherine
I really liked RAILHEAD because it was interesting and had a really good story line. Zens story is incredible and I would reccommend it to people aged . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lucy
This book was one of my favourites as it was very descriptive and had quite a complex storyline. Betty, the bully, could have had more of a back story . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Catherine
I really didn't enjoy this book because although it is about a real problem, it isn't my style of book. However, I think older teenagers would enjoy t . . .
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Railhead by Naomi
I thought that Railhead was an alright book. It wasn't my favorite as I found that it took me a while to get into. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ben
This is my fourth Carnegie that I've read, and I'm not too impressed with them this year. The only good one so far has been 'Railhead' by Philip Reeve . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jack
This book is an interesting example of writing that appeals to all ages. I felt that I could see both sides being the age I am. The jokes sometimes fe . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lucy
This book was very good- and is my favourite that I have read this term. It was a very good story and I felt a real connection to the characters. As t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Catherine
I took a long time to get into 'Wolf Hollow' and I didn't find it very interesting but after a while I got into it and couldn't stop reading it. I ra . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kendra
I didn't like this book because I found it hard to get my head round. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish this book because I found it boring and I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Serenity
This book did not make any sense till the end and the story is not coherent I could not finish this book. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Kendra
I could not settle into this book because it kept jumping from one story to another. In the end, I gave up on this book. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tom
I personally thought that this book was quite boring and slow-moving until about two thirds into the book, when it sort of lulled me into liking it. T . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tom
I personally found this a very touching and heart-warming book and I was willing the main characters along all the way. I felt it really showed me the . . .
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Railhead by Ms Allen
Although I enjoy reading sci-fi, fantasy etc, I just could not get into this book and had to stop, very disappointing as I rarely give up on a book :( . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ms Allen
I didn't know what to expect from this book and found it a much deeper read than the title and cover suggested. A story of overcoming tragedy and mak . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ms Allen
Quirky title but a deeply emotional story, I enjoyed this book much more than I expected too. A story of intertwining lives and the difficulties each . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ms Allen
A sad tale of refugees in a camp in Australia told from the perspective of a young boy who's vivid imagination helps him endure the hardships he lives . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ms Allen
My favourite of the books so far. A story of maturity and inner strength told from the viewpoint of 11 year old Annabelle, who defends an ex-soldier . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tom
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was quick paced and that meant, for me, it didn't get boring. This book also gave me a different and interesting view . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ben
WARNING: This book is VERY slow to start, with half the book being working on each of the four main characters stories. A little bit of introduction i . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Kaila
In my opinion, 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' was a good book. It was a bit boring until the end and I think I need a better story line. On the . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jack
This book is really the first I have read of its type. It is rather unique in the way it conveys emotion to readers. Instead of using sympathy for cha . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eve
Wolf Hollow is a very gripping and interesting book that will satisfy your sense of mystery right till the very end. Wolf Hollow follows the life of t . . .
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Railhead by Ben
Ooh yes, science fiction. Always been one of my favourite genres of writing. It starts with a young boy called Zen Starling, who steals objects and se . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Thomas Baker
The Bone Sparrow is a heart warming but also heart breaking book and as a book on the current refugee crisis it gave me a new view over the current si . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lucy
Unfortunately I was not a fan of the book. I felt like the way it was written with each character talking about the same thing made it quite slow pace . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Tom
Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth is a book that I would recommend to others. It showed that people see stuff differently and that it is important to kn . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Kendra
I found this book really hard to read because I just couldn't get on with the style of writing. I didn't manage to finish it but the part I read had a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Natalie
I really liked this book. At first I thought that it was for younger children but as soon as I turned the first page I was in love with the book. . . .
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Railhead by Tom
This is my favorite Carnegie book that I've read so far. It had me hooked from the first page and I found it hard to put down. It used great imagery a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Tom
I found this book moving and a very interesting read. I felt it gave me a new perspective on the refugee crisis and helped me to understand that where . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by serenity
The book at first sight looks like it was poorly translated from German but is later revealed that it was partly written by a girl called Alice who ha . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Natalie
At first the book looks like it has been translated from German to English, but as you read on you find out that the girl (Alice)- who supposedly had . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Thomas
I think that this book was definitely an interesting read. Overall, I liked the book but thought that it was a bit boring and slow-moving at the start . . .
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