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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.

2018 group in the LRC

Hello everyone from the Page Turners Book Group from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form! We are: Catherine, Lucy, Jack, Ben, Thomas, Tom, Naomi, Serenity, Brannan, Callum, Ewan, Kieran, Joe, Taygan, Eleanor, Evie, Danny, George, Robert, Keira, Bethany, Ms Webb, Ms McCloy and Ms Allen. We meet every Friday in the library to discuss the books and post reviews.

Ms Allen and Lucy Paterson

After the Fire by Tom
I thought that this was the best Carnegie that I have read so far. It is about a girl, Moonbeam, when she comes out of a traumatic church , where she . . .
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The Hate U Give by Catherine
THUG is a book about a young girl called Star who sees her best friend get shot. As part of the black community, she finds it hard to fit in. I thi . . .
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Rook by Lucy
I quite enjoyed this book, I only wish that it was longer. The story line was gripping, and I think that the characters were well explained, and their . . .
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Rook by Tom
Rook is a book about a boy and the struggles he has growing up and the problems he faces when, instead of giving help he needs to receive it instead. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tom
Wed Wabbit is a funny, satirical story about a girl called Fidge and what happens when she has to go on an adventure with her cousin and her little si . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tom
Beyond the Bright Sea was a book about the importance of searching for your roots and family. It is about a young girl, Crow, and what happens when sh . . .
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Release by Kieran
Release by Patrick Ness was a great book, it took a while to progress from the start, but it soon took flight, the storyline then began taking rapid s . . .
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Release by Eleanor
I really enjoyed this book for it's eloquence and raw honesty on the subject of love. It was a really clever plot line touching base on topics such as . . .
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Release by Ben
This book is split into two parts- one which is about a homosexual boy named Adam having a very bad day, whereas the other part is a little bit crypti . . .
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Release by Naomi
I think that Release was an okay book. I found parts of it quite boring and couldn't really get into it. I would recommend this book but it wasn't to . . .
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Saint Death by Tom
Saint Death is about a man on the US-Mexico border and the problems he faces when his friend becomes entangled with the drugs gangs. It is all about d . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jo
It was a good book but I found it hard to get into but it was good at the end. It is based in Scotland in the old days. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Kieran
At first the book had a bit of a slow start, but then it progressed further into having a great story line. The book is based on a fowling party who h . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Keira
I found this book really interesting, despite not being my usual type of book. I really like how the writer created the relationship between Fidge and . . .
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The Hate U Give by Evie Bowers
I found this book intriguing and it had me hooked until the very end. This book sends an important message to everyone who reads it, and that is equal . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ewan
I think it is a good book, it's not amazing in my opinion but depending on what type of genres you like you can get into it. There are parts you can g . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Brannan
This book is based on a world like no other. As Fidge finds a book like no other. She is whipped into the world of Wimbley Woos, the book Minnie loves . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ms Allen
I didn't expect to like this book, after first reading the other, more 'hard hitting' Carnegie nominations, I expected this book to be more for younge . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tom
Where the world ends is a great adventure story about some boys that live on a remote Scottish island. They go off to do some fowling in the fowling s . . .
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After the Fire by Ms Allen
A very well written book about the aftermath of a devastating fire at a religious groups base in the American desert. Moonbeam is the central charact . . .
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The Hate U Give by Eleanor
I found this a really harrowing and emotional book about the heartbreak and guilt that follows after witnessing your best friend being killed in cold . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tom
I thought that the book was very good and would recommend it to anyone. It's about teenager Starr, when she sees her best friend shot in front of her . . .
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The Hate U Give by Thomas
The Hate U Give is centered around the life of Starr a black 16 year old who lives in a black neighborhood full of drugs and guns. Throughout the book . . .
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Rook by Evie Bowers
I found this book really intriguing and eloquent. Despite this not being my usual type of book, I really enjoyed how the writer portrayed the relation . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lucy
I was not a huge fan of this book. I thought the imagery was very good, but although I felt sorry for the main character, I did not find her particula . . .
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Where the World Ends by taygan
The story is about people that come from Hirta near Scotland set in 1727. They set out to warrior stac to hunt some birds but then they end up ship wr . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ben
This was an alright book. The book is in a satirical style, with the entire plot based upon satire. This may have been why I personally didn't really . . .
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Saint Death by Danny
This is a book about luck and fortune. In this book there are two main characters: Arturo and Fautsino. They come from Anapra in the Mexican city of J . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jack
The Hate U Give was a very emotional read. The themes were not so much to my liking, being mostly based around existentialism. Whilst it was a bit of . . .
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Release by Tom
Release was a great book about a gay teenager called Adam Thorne and the problems he has over one weekend of his life. I thought that the book was ver . . .
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Rook by Eleanor
I found this book really imaginative and thought-provoking. Despite not being the type of book I would automatically pick up from a shelf, I found it . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Eleanor
I only recently finished this book, but it was so brilliant I hardly put it down! The book, which is about a young girl named Crow who is determined t . . .
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Where the World Ends by Eleanor
I must admit, this book was a little hard to get into at the start, and is definitely not the type of book I would pick up off of the shelf out of my . . .
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After the Fire by Eleanor
This book had me hooked from the first page. I absolutely loved the unique style of writing and the way the author managed to retell the story through . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Eleanor
I thought this was a really well written book, with an excellent combination of comedy, action and realism, set in a land that strongly reminded me of . . .
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Saint Death by Ms Allen
Saint Death is a harrowing but gripping book about the terrifying control that drug lords and gangs have on parts of Mexico. This book is based near . . .
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