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Malvern St James MSJ
Group status: Year 9 have finished reading the Carnegie books and have voted and spoken about their favourite book.

One of our three Yr 9 groups reading the Carnegie books in their English lesson

All our Year 9's are shadowing the Awards this year, and our Year 7 Book Club has had a special preview of the Greenaway shortlist. We were also really lucky to have a visit from author Debi Gliori who talked about her nominated book Night Shift. This was a great opportunity for the girls and also was very interesting as this is a picture book that offers an insight into depression that words can rarely describe.

Mrs Neville

Where the World Ends by Lola
Even if this book wasn't for me, this book has the true potential for you to enjoy reading! Set in a different back ground in Scotland it is about boy . . .
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Release by Sofia
My first impression of the book is that Ness successfully allowed me to understand Adam Thorn the main character's behaviour and the struggles he had . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Cindy
When I first heard this book, it sounded very strange, Wed Wabbit? That made me want to read it and see if it is real, maybe it was just wrong writing . . .
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Rook by Cara
I think "Rook" is a good book so far but i got very confused a the beginning because i thought it was going to start right away with the family but it . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Marnie
I wanted to read this particular book because, firstly, the title is quite catchy and the front cover is interesting. The first couple of chapters int . . .
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Rook by Malika
'Rook', is a book written in an interesting style, in that its opening chapter is narrated from the point of view of the rook. It gives you an insight . . .
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After the Fire by Sabrina
This is a very attractive book. At the beginning, the plot goes through very fast. It made me immerse into the book and made me want to continue readi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Tiggy
I think 'Where The World Ends' is quite a good book so far. I have only read the first few chapters so this is a first impressions review. I thought i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Cordy
I enjoyed reading this book as I thought it was very relatable for the reader and to the trends happening now on social media. The slang used helped f . . .
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Where the World Ends by Wistaria
I think that this book is a little conventional, I can't see many creative settings or characters, and sometimes I feel that I can guess what's happen . . .
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After the Fire by Celia
From what I've read I like this book a lot, I think it's very intriguing. The opening is very fast but it is very well described,and I also think that . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Romilly
From what I've read, I felt that this book was too easy for year 9's especially in the level of reading it demands. It's accessible for many levels of . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Chloe
This is an easy piece to read. the main character is a little girl who always has many questions about where is she from... I think it is quite in . . .
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Release by Ellie
This book is so gripping and a great page-turner because there are amazingly detailed descriptions of the places that Alex goes to and all of the peop . . .
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The Hate U Give by Christy
I have read the first chapter and I would love to continue to read the book. The book has small chapters and a lot of cliff-hangers so I always wanted . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Doxa
Although the title was not attractive, the content of the book is interesting. This book is about the main character, Crow. When Crow was a baby, some . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amaia
I took this book because I liked the drawing of the cover, and it was really attractive. However, as I started reading I couldn't follow what was goin . . .
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Saint Death by Claire
The opening of this book is quite interesting. It starts by a mysterious death of a woman on the river which separates America and Mexico. Connecting . . .
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Release by Lucy
I really like this book as it hooks you in, because you wanted to know what's going to happen as it has such a big lead up to this event. In the openi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Audrey
The book seemed childish by its title, but it's actually humorous, engaging and gripping. The words in the book are not difficult, but it feels real t . . .
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Rook by Rose
I chose this book because I do not usually read books like The Rook. Reading the description and seeing the cover I thought that it would be a good re . . .
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Release by Lana
I think that so far this book has been an amazing read as the beginning was really gripping. I think that one of the main reasons I have liked reading . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Cecelia
The first chapter of this book has a really strong hook about where does the main character come from. This book is beautifully written as, using some . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lexie
I think this is an extremely gripping and interesting book, I am now halfway through chapter 3 and do not want to put the book down. I think the chara . . .
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After the Fire by BILLE
The front cover makes you want to read the book and know the reason for the title. I find that the introduction was a little too much and boring but . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tiffany
I have read a few pages now. I found it really interesting and I am willing to continue reading the book. The main characters are Crow( a little boy w . . .
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Rook by Cicely
This book hooks you from the start with a descriptive first chapter full of dramatic action involving a bird fight from a rook's perspective. However, . . .
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Where the World Ends by SHI
This story talks about what happened to Quill and his friends going to a remote sea to hunt the birds. I think Quill is very independent, he is very y . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabella
I think this book makes you at the beginning to not want to read it as much because the front cover is a bit childish, but once you start reading and . . .
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Saint Death by Lydia
The "Saint Death" has been written by Marcus Sedgwick. The whole story was set in America. It's talked about freedom and loyalty. During that time the . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tracy
I think that this book is really interesting and fun to read. The chapters of the book really make you want to know what will happen next and because . . .
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Saint Death by Ysabel
So far I've read up to page 13 and this book is very intriguing. Firstly, the book cover is very colourful and the illustrations are quite appealing. . . .
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After the Fire by Sabela
It's a very catchy and interesting book. This book makes you feel nervous and excited; you don't want to stop reading. The description is very accurat . . .
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Rook by Romilly
This book starts off a little slow with too much bird description for my liking. But it picks up quickly after with a well described fight scene. Once . . .
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The Hate U Give by Emma
This book is interesting - I have never read anything in this style before. It is appropriate to the characters in the book and makes it more authenti . . .
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Release by Alex
When you begin reading this book it's slightly confusing as the pace is quite quick, but as you read on it becomes more engaging and you start to cons . . .
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Woodfield Middle School
Wolverley Wolves
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
It's a Book Thing
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Churchdown School
Churchdown, Gloucestershire
Do you like books that deal with sad things?

Yes - it makes me think about how other people feel
Sometimes - depends on my mood
No - I don't like feeling sad
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 narrate their unforgettable stories.


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students.