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Friesland School
Nottingham,
Group status: Ready... set.... read!!!

Let's get ready to read!

We have decided there seems to be a lot of Refugee books this year - - Hmmm!

Mrs A

Salt to the Sea by Alice
Salt to the sea was an amazing book of romance and war that really took me along with it throughout. At first I thought I was going to hate this book . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alice
Sputnik's guide to life on earth was a good book that made sense and had a meaning to it. However I found it rather childish and I was unsure why it w . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Alannah
I found this book enjoyable and really well written. I liked how there were different chapters for each character, and how each one was quite short,co . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alice
The Stars at Oktober bend was an alright book to read but it didn't really make a lot of sense for the first 25 chapters and I had to put it down a fe . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alannah
I don't really read books about aliens and stuff like that, but I decided to try and read this. I didn't really like it loads though. I felt like it w . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alannah
This was quite a good book. I liked how there were 4 different characters narrating their own chapters, and it was exciting to see their worlds collid . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alice
What an amazing book! The way it was written really made me think about all those people that this book is real life to. The story is about a refugee . . .
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Railhead by Alice
When I first started reading this book I thought it was going to be really good, the first chapter gripped me and I loved the way it flowed. However a . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alannah
This was quite an interesting book. I however was not really sure about what was most of the back story of the two main characters, and while I do kno . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Connor
The smell of other peoples houses was a very good book and I would recommend it highly. It was also easy to get into and easy to read. It also had a t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Connor
Sputnik's guide to life on earth, was good however it was very boring. It was hard to stick to and read the book for nearly any length of time. . . .
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Beck by Mrs A
Great story - not for children! I also re-iterate some of the reviews I have read, why-o-why is this book in the Carnegie Awards? YES - It's a gre . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alannah
I quite liked this book-it was a mixture of both heartwarming and sad and I was surprised at the ending. However, I felt like it took a long time for . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alice
The smell of other people's houses was a good book that really challenged my emotions and thoughts especially at the start. As the book got more in de . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Connor
The bone sparrow shows the journey of a refuge camp and follows a story of somebody who lives there, and is called the Aussie boy, even though his Ma . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alannah
I really liked this book,it was well written and I think it had a great plot. There were lots of things happening,like one event happens and there's s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Connor
Wolf Hollow is a good book about the journey of Annabelle, and of people blaming a stranger for killing a girl and taking another's eye out, which is . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Allsopp
A great read that kept me well and truly engaged. the thing I didn't get was the setting... why WWII? It really had no relevance to the story. I know . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Allsopp
Great read. It did remind me of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, though. Overall, it is well written and the story is that complicated, so you unders . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Connor
Salt to the sea follows its own characters on a real life event that took place during the Second World War, following the Wilhelm Gustloff, a tragic . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alice
Wolf Hollow was an enticing book that really connected me to the characters. I thought it had a strong plot and I was sad it ended in the way it did w . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Alice
Wolf Hollow was an enticing book that really connected me to the characters. I thought it had a strong plot and I was sad it ended in the way it did w . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Allsopp
This book took me on an emotional journey. For the first half of the book (before they get to the dock), I had to put it down on more than one occa . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Oliver
"Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth" is an enjoyable enough book, but not without its flaws. It starts off moderately well, giving us minor backstory on . . .
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Beck by Connor
Beck is a good book, co written by Mal Peet who, unfortunately has passed away, and Meg Rosoff. There are some parts that are obvious who wrote it, an . . .
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Railhead by Connor
Railhead is a thrilling book of romance and action. Zen is a minor thief who enjoys the K-Gates, a Rail Head, and he gets enticed with a ex-half god, . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Allsopp
Well... What a surprise! This was my first book for the Carnegie reading this year, as i hadn't read any of the books on the short list (a first!). An . . .
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The Long Eaton School
Nottingham,
The Elms School
Nottingham,
Trent College
Nottingham,
Wilsthorpe Business and Community School
Nottingham,
Do you judge a book by it's cover?

Hell yeah!
89% (148 votes)

Sometimes - depend on my mood!
2% (4 votes)

Of course not! I'm not that shallow!
8% (14 votes)

   
 
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
 

 

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