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Ipswich School
Ipswich,
Group status: Starting to read the shortlisted books. Watch this space....

All reading our books....

Ipswich School is a co-educational school and we are a group of enthusiastic readers in Years 7, 8 and 9 who meet on a Tuesday lunchtime. We also eat lots of biscuits!


Wolf Hollow by Daisy
This book is about the harsh reality of Annabelle's life. while trying to deal with local bully called Betty and defending local recluse and World Wa . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ben
This book is a fascinating insight into attitudes of people who were at home in the USA during the Second World War. It is in a similar vein to To Kil . . .
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Railhead by Kunch
A good action packed sci-fi novel filled with awe-inspiring galaxies, and suspenseful plot twists and gripping characters. It fell short to my expecta . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Olivia
I really enjoyed this book, particularly the romances. I loved how all the characters came together at the end. my only criticism is that I think the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kunch
A very moving book about the tragedies of war. The development of each character was amazing, with both the powerful and subtle themes intricately wov . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ben
This book presents a moving story of family unity in the face of difficulty, which is easily recognisable to those who have read Grandpa's Great Escap . . .
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Railhead by Daisy
The book is about an outlaw called Zen Starling and his adventures on space trains in another dimension and visiting different places and causing chao . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ben
This book provides an interesting view into life as a displaced person at the conclusion of the Second World War. While the idea of four narrators, ea . . .
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Railhead by Olivia
I thought this was a really great book, gripping and well written. I particularly enjoyed the description of his time on the Noon train, my friend and . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Felicity
I thought that this book was an amazing wartime novel. The effects on the characters were realistic and I became emotianally attached to many of them. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Poppy
Salt to the Sea is amazing. I overheard some people talking about it a while ago, and so I decided to read it. I am so glad. I had never heard about t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Olivia
I thought this was a good, funny book, perhaps a little young for me, but nonetheless a good read. My favourite part was when they stole the bus as th . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Steward
Loved the characterization in this book and also thought it was very atmospheric. The main protagonist is really well portrayed although at times I f . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Steward
A good read with lots of believable and engaging characters. Really enjoyed how the links between the characters were gradually revealed. Would like . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Steward
A book that manages to be both heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time. Raises awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and depicts . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Olivia
This was a really good book. I thought it was very moving and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I found it very hard to put down! The onl . . .
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Railhead by Ben
I found this book to be greatly enjoyable. Set in a richly described and thrilling universe, the book leads you on a set of sometimes predictable, but . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Steward
I absolutely adored this book. The short chapters, written from the perspectives of the four main protagonists, meant that the story had a good pace . . .
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Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp
 

 
 

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .