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Littleover Community School
Group status: Reading, reading and still reading...

We are a friendly group of keen readers who meet every Thursday lunchtimes to read and have discussions about books. Our group leader is Mrs Lynch, she's really "cool" but doesn't like Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. Mrs Bryden, our Librarian, helps us choose interesting and challenging books to read.


Wed Wabbit by Lani
This was a brilliant book, when I first saw it i thought, It looks a bit boring, but I'll give it a go, and I'm so happy I did. It was about a gir . . .
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Rook by Lani
This was a short book, but it had a great story line. It was about a boy called Nikki who liked this girl. One day her brother, Stano, had an accident . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sam
I pick up this book and think ‘this is going to be brilliant!’, but of course I was wrong! This book was absolutely appalling, and I hope that it defi . . .
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Rook by Hamza
Well, there is not a plot in this book. There is 3. The bird he is looking after, the bully at school and the "girl that I love who is way out of my l . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hamza
I have mixed opinions about this book. I'm more leaning to the good side but not there as a whole. I like the concept of people being marooned on an i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mustafa Suleiman
This book is breathtaking and beneficial to young people who need to understand what troubles some people have to live through and this really taught . . .
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After the Fire by Emma S
This book is AMAZING. I thought that this was going to be a hard read to get through -its 400 pages long- but no it was excellent. The story is se . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Emma S
This book was a very popular choice at my school and it took ages for me to be able to find this. I am now very happy that I have now had the chance t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Hamza
Beyond the Bright Sea is beyond my mind. Who knew an author could make a book about the after story of a baby left to wander in the endless seas yet s . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Hamza
I'm not going to lie, this book's title and front cover misled me completely. It's not a kid's book, it's a book for people that fantasise a lot and a . . .
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Saint Death by Hamza R
I LOVED this book. The setting, the character development, the El Carnero twist and the fact that it's based on really chilling events that happen in . . .
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Where the World Ends by Emma S
I look at this book and think ooh this is gonna be good. It's not, its the worst book that I have ever read. First of all the plot of the book. Thi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lani
I thought that 'Where The World Ends' was a very boring book. Some parts were good, but mostly bad. I would recommend this book to you if you like wei . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lani
This is one of the best book I have ever read. it is a really nice story about a girl called Crow. When Crow was born she got tied to a boat and pushe . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sam
This book was absolutely brilliant and I would definitely read it again! I would encourage others to read it too! The best part was when they arrested . . .
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Rook by Girish
It was a good book but perhaps there should be more events. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Zaynab
This is a really good book. I liked the unexpected twists and how at the end even though it didn't turn out how she planned, she was still happy and n . . .
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Are you inspired by the shortlist this year

Yes, it looks really good
91% (1295 votes)

Seems OK on the whole
7% (100 votes)

A mixed bag
1% (9 votes)

Same old stuff
0% (1 vote)

Not my cup of tea
0% (5 votes)

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 haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has a background in comedy. Following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV; her credits include Father Ted, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You. Her first . .