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Plashet School
London,
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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Beyond the Bright Sea by Nishat
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk is a worthy contender as one of my favourites in this shortlist. In this story, we follow Crow, a girl left on an . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nishat
The Hate U Give is an amazing book by Angie Thomas. It covers the trials that our protagonist Starr must endure through as she seeks justice for her b . . .
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Where the World Ends by Laiba
This was a breath taking book and it was one of the best I have read in the collection. This book was about these people who were abandoned on an isla . . .
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The Hate U Give by Laiba
The Hate U Give (THUG) was a really enjoyable book. All the characters were unique and had different personalities. I would really recommend this book . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Laiba
I enjoyed reading Beyond the Bright Sea. It was about a girl called Crow, who got washed up on an island and does not know who or where her parents ar . . .
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After the Fire by Laiba
I really enjoyed reading After the Fire because it was a really interesting book. I didn't really understand the beginning of the book but as I was re . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Wahida
Beyond The Bright Sea is set on a small island in America (it makes the world seems so big). It is very well written and presented. It's about Crow t . . .
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Where the World Ends by Wahida
Where The World Ends is based on a true story about some young boys going to Warrior Stac with some men. They go there to hunt for birds for food. O . . .
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Rook by Haniah
Rook was a sweet, short and somewhat funny short read which I enjoyed. Nicky's and Kenny's relationship as brothers is close even with all the drama. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Haniah
Wed Wabbit was actually an easy and funny read. The plot was ridiculous enough to be funny but not too crazy (most of the time). I read the book as a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Keerthi
Last year, when Wolf Hollow was a part of the Carnegie shortlist, I was apprehensive to give it a go as it was not the atypical science fiction, dysto . . .
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Rook by Keerthi
Rook, by Anthony McGowan, was by far one of the most uniquely written books I have ever encountered. Rook follows the lives of brothers, Nicky and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nishat
In all honesty, I didn't this book much as I intended to. Instead, I read up to a few chapters. This is probably because I didn't feel very invest . . .
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Release by Haniah
I really like reading Patrick Ness books in general so I was quite looking forward to reading Release. At first I was was confused with the change of . . .
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The Hate U Give by Wahida
The Hate U Give (THUG) is a very powerful book inspired by 'Black Lives Matter'. This book address racism which is a very big issue around the world b . . .
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Rook by Wahida
Rook is an amazing short book. I really liked it! It is a very classic book based on bullying. I really liked how the author opens this story with the . . .
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After the Fire by Wahida
After The Fire is a very emotional and moving book based on a real incident. It is a gripping and fascinating book that takes you in by the first para . . .
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After the Fire by Fatema
In summary, I thought this book was an action packed read. It was very entertaining and kept me on my toes. One of the things I really liked about Aft . . .
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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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London,
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The INA Shadowing Group
If Eid falls on Friday 15th June, when should we have our last Carnegie meeting?

Monday 11th June
Wednesday 13th June
Thursday 14th June
None of the above
 
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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