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Plashet School
Group status: Carnegie Club is back for 2018! Join us in the South Library at lunchtime on Fridays!

A Pride decoration created by our group following a discussion of Release by Patrick Ness.

The Carnegie Club are aiming to read and review all of the books on the shortlist for this year's Carnegie Medal before the winner is announced in June. We meet on Fridays at lunchtime in the South Library and each week we take part in fun activities to help us think about the themes which feature in the books we're reading.

Mrs Clifford-Smith

After the Fire by Nishat
After The Fire by Will Hill takes place in the aftermath of a drastic fire (no surprises there) where we follow Moonbeam and learn about her experienc . . .
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Release by Taniya
Did Not Even Finish. Release follows the story of Adam Thorn and how his life changes on a Saturday night. I'm not a big fan of Patrick Ness li . . .
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Rook by Taniya
Rook follows the brothers Kenny and Nicholas who find a half-dead rook in the park and decide to take it home to heal its wounds. Kenny has learning d . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Taniya
Wed Wabbit follows a girl named Fidge who is taken to another world her little sister loves with colourful Wimbley-people. Her cousin Graham, who I ho . . .
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The Hate U Give by Haniah
The Hate U Give was one of the best books out of the shortlist next to After the Fire. The plot is somewhat accurate to real life problems, especially . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Fatema
Beyond the Bright Sea is a worthy successor to Wolf Hollow. I did enjoy reading this book very much. I like the concept of introducing a rather pea . . .
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Release by Fatema
While Release was interesting to read in terms of exploring sexuality, I honestly believe that this wasn't one of Patrick Ness' best work. To begin . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Wahida
I am very certain that a lot of people (the ones who read it) liked this book. Let's be honest 'Wed Wabbit' is an adorable, funny and childish book. W . . .
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Rook by Ghajana
Rook is a book based on the teenage struggles of a 14 year old boy named Nicky. When Nicky and his brother Kenny, who has learning difficulties, come . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ghajana
Where the World Ends is a book based on a true story about a 9 boys and 3 men who went to hunt wild animals at an island called Warrior Stac in 1727 a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Fatema
The Hate U Give is one of those books that address society's issues through time. However, what makes it so special is that it talks about the present . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Haniah
Beyond the Bright Sea was an enjoyable book just like Wolf Hollow. The similarly different writing style and the plot drew me in. Getting past the fir . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Taniya
Normally when I come across authors they would write a fabulous book and then the rest of the books they wrote would be complete and utter poop. I rea . . .
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Release by Nishat
I'm a diehard Patrick Ness fan. So far I've read most, if not all, of his works and he creates an eerily detailed world in his books which includes th . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sirin
This book was written very well. The characters had blooming personalities. Family was a great aspect of this book which was nice to know that Starr h . . .
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The Hate U Give by Taniya
The Hate U Give is a story that is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in America. This story tackles issues such as police brutality and raci . . .
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Which shortlisted book are you most looking forward to reading?

After The Fire
Beyond The Bright Sea
The Hate U Give
Saint Death
Wed Wabbit
Where The World Ends
Title: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Author: Terry Pratchett
Winning Year: 2001

A brilliant and witty twist on the tale of the Pied Piper. Funny and irreverent, but also dark and subversive, in the way it parodies the classic folk tale genre. This is a story that holds a mirror up to our world and questions attitudes and behaviour pr


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.



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