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St John's High School
Group status: Our judges are now reading and writing reviews

More and more readers are joining our group of judges. There are pupils from S1-S6 reading the shortlist and writing reviews.

Ms Knox and Laura Jane Henderson

The Hate U Give by Marta
I think 'The Hate U Give' is a great story as it is not only really interesting and exciting but also very informative. It made me more aware of inequ . . .
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After the Fire by Samantha
After the fire is a great book. Spoken from the point of view of the main character 'Moonbeam' when in "The Purge" by orders of father John, prepares . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Samantha
This does not normally seem like the type of book I read, however as I was introduced to Crow, I found myself slowly falling in love with the way the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Caitlin
I enjoyed this book because of the main character Crow. Also on how she is curious to know where she came from. She got her name from Osh, who found C . . .
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After the Fire by Marta
'After The Fire' is a great and unusual story. Although characters most likely were not relatable to many readers, they seemed really believable to me . . .
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Release by Mehgan
I personally liked the book because it was written really well and made you want to continue reading. The characters were really brought to life by th . . .
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Which Book has the best title this year 2018?

Web Wabbit
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Saint Death
the Hate U Give
Beyond the Bright Sea
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.


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 – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .