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Salt to the Sea by Emily
I absolutely loved Salt to the Sea. It is an illuminating book that captures you on the first page. It is a very real book about the tragedies aboard . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Johann
During the events of the book, sadly I did not remember a single thing, yet I did understand and love the poetic devices used to portray the main char . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Johann
My personal reaction to this book is very different from the other books she had written before. My first thoughts are that I didn't think I would in . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Johann
Throughout reading this book, I absolutely adored the writing style and how it easily changes perspectives, thus, this gives both alternative views an . . .
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Beck by iona
i did not like beck. the start was... dark i suppose. its hard to find the right words. although it was graphic i felt it was necessary to the rest . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by iona
i found this book very hard to get into. i struggled with the lack of capital letters but after i started to find out what happened to Alice i started . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by iona
i liked this book. the characters where interesting but because there were so many of them i confused them and there wasn't enough time to get to know . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by iona
it was ok. the start was really confusing and i didn't really care but then it got going and i liked it and i wanted to read it but then at the end it . . .
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Railhead by Sam
PLEASE NOTE: In this review I am not trying to insult the Carnegie judges I am just expressing my opinion which is backed up by what I think accurate . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sam
Personally, I don't think this is a good book mainly because it had a boring plot which I can't get connected to and it is really slow (I'd say start . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sam
I think Bone Sparrow is a wonderful book thats let you really connect to the characters.The fact that both the characters have poor lives let you be s . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Beatrice
I loved this book because it shows you what it is really like to be in a refugee camp and highlighting the issues of what actually happens in a camp t . . .
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Railhead by Theo
I thought this was a great book, with deep and realistic characters, a well thought out story line and impressive attention to detail. The world creat . . .
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Railhead by Caleb
'Railhead' is a really enjoyable book to read. It has a extremely well thought out world that the reader can actually relate to as it is supposed to b . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Charlotte
I really enjoyed The Stars at Oktober Bend. I found it really interesting and I thought the way that it gradually told Alice's story over time made yo . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Catherine
I really enjoyed this book. However even after reading the glossary I didn't quite understand it all. Possible this is intentional but it still is con . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Isabelle
This is a book driven by plot, not characters, despite what the book itself would have you think. Despite beginning with the idea that at aged twelve . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Edwin
This book was complicated at the start and didn't get much better through the first half. The characters were believable but some of the events were h . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Edwin
Despite what many people think, I liked Sputnik because of its mild humour and interesting characters. I find it sad that many people fail to see how . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Edwin
I enjoyed reading this book. It was very good at making all of the characters seem slightly bad and yet nice and the mixed relationships that they hav . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Edwin
I liked the book because of its mysterious plot and strange characters. I did find the characters a bit unbelievable and they weren't really described . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Edwin
I found this book very touching and hard to put down. The characters were well made and every little detail makes you feel even worse about their situ . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a really good, but also confusing, book. It is a powerful, beautifully written book about Alice, a fifteen-year-old girl . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily
CONTAINS SPOILERS I really enjoyed this book and liked how the story was told by four different characters a . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Johann
This book was really fun and great! I really enjoyed the story and the plot, as well as the twists and the 'smells of other people's houses' which mad . . .
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Beck by Johann
I really enjoyed this book, the characters and the storyline made me realise how much trouble and horror the people in the story had (especially Beck) . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Yarinda
I really enjoyed this book. It had a kind of strange realism to it that I think most would enjoy. The 4 characters each having different situations an . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Catherine
I really enjoyed 'Salt to the sea' especially as it showed how different characters would feel. Unlike many books I didn't like Alfred who was one of . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Yarinda
Wolf Hollow is a book I really enjoyed. There was not any humour but the touching story and relatable scenarios worth while. It was very realistic and . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Isabelle
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a hard book to review. Personally, I thought that the plot was predictable, the characterization was two dimension . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Isabelle
The Bone Sparrow is a touching book, calling for help for asylum seekers, so naturally is driven by strong, varied characters. While the characters ar . . .
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Beck by Isabelle
Beck is a book in four parts. The first part does not make for an enjoyable read. It is, arguably unnecessarily, vulgar and upsetting to read. I did w . . .
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Railhead by Isabelle
Railhead was not a book I thought I would enjoy. It was a pleasure to be proved wrong. At a glance this is just another YA sci-fi, with a romance, an . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Yarinda
The Bone Sparrow was an interesting book of the life of refugees. It was realistic and also quite touching towards the end when the loved character El . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lucy
I loved this book and thought it was interesting and page turning. I want to read more books from this author. 9.5/10 :) . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lucy
I really enjoyed this book and found it very well written and a good topic as not very many people write about refugees and topics like that. I would . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lucy
I was slightly disappointed by this book as I have enjoyed this author before and found him really funny, but this time I found the book quite boring . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Charlotte
Salt to the Sea is an amazing book which captures you from the first page. It is told from the point of view of four people who are in Germany, howeve . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Yarinda
The book Sputnik's guide to life on Earth was a book I found humorous. The whole book contained a lot of speech which made the personality of the char . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Dominic
Uh Oh! Personally this book was by far one of my least favorite books in all the years ive done carnige. With Charaters with a "Mysterious" backsory . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Dominic
Sputnik's Guide to life on Earth was quite an entertaining read. This book shows interesting characters who show true development throught the plot. T . . .
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Railhead by Edwin
I loved the book Railhead because of its well thought out plot and simple yet amazing characters. It has a great moral plot as well and it reflects a . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Yarinda
I think the book is interesting and really makes you think of how unlucky some people were. Salt to the sea gives a very powerful image of 4 brave cha . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Theo
I thought The Bone Sparrow was a nice, if very predictable, story of life's hardships. The plot was okay, but wasn't groundbreaking, and was very gues . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Isabelle
The premise of this book, is four individual stories, set in Alaska, that intertwine and combine at the end. While this makes for an interesting story . . .
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Salt to the Sea by iona
I loved it. It is so beautiful and engaging. The characters are well written, the plot is enticing and the style was easy to understand. I really care . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Maria
I really enjoyed reading this book, as it was engaging and really well written. The fact that the four main characters and their stories started out a . . .
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Which book has the best cover?

Wolf Hollow
8% (1 vote)

The Bone Sparrow
25% (3 votes)

The Stars at Oktober Bend
17% (2 votes)

Salt to the Sea
25% (3 votes)

Railhead
17% (2 votes)

The Smell of Other People's Houses
8% (1 vote)

 
Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .