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Elthorne Park High School, West London
Group status: We were born ready!

We are reading!

We are very excited to be reading the Carnegie shortlist again this year! We are a group of year 7, 8 and 9 bookworms and a librarian, and we'll be avidly reading and meeting to discuss all 8 books over the next 8 weeks! There will be biscuits and cake!


The Hate U Give by Hannah
The Hate U Give is a book about being discriminated for your race and where you live. The genre of this book is young adult fiction and is about the c . . .
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Rook by Megan
I think Rook was a feel-happy short book that actually had a happy ending unlike many other of the nominees but that is also a downside as well. I thi . . .
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Rook by Claire
Rook is a very heartfelt book about two brothers, one of which (Kenny) is going through the awkwardness of high school and being a teenager and the ot . . .
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The Hate U Give by Claire
The Hate U Give is an incredibly hard hitting book which will make you question the basis of society. At times it will fill you with anger and frustra . . .
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Release by Claire
Release alternates between two viewpoints. The first is of Adam, a gay teen who is struggling to come out to his family, who are strict Christians and . . .
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After the Fire by Claire
I really enjoyed After the Fire because it introduces you to a whole new community in which you can see the strengths and flaws. I found the structure . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Megan
i think that beyond the bright sea is a beautiful book that shows life on remote island. one problem is it does not show what time period it is but t . . .
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Release by Hannah
When I first started reading the book I got a bit confused because I couldn't see how the two bits of the novel came together. I couldn't and still ca . . .
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After the Fire by Hannah
After the fire is an amazing book that makes you feel as though you are actually talking to the character. People will like this book if they enjoy fi . . .
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Saint Death by Megan
Saint Death was about the struggle to get into america by poverty ridden Mexicans.It is an interesting book but I found it hard to read. This might ha . . .
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Release by Megan
Release was a book I couldn't put down, it was always one more page which turned into a chapter and then the whole book. It was moving and showed how . . .
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After the Fire by Raj
This book will be remembered as a classic. The story line has a brilliant theme and is portrayed in a very understandable manner even though the two s . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Megan
The Wed Wabbit has a childish concept :that you could be transported into a children's book run by a evil cuddly rabbit who can't pronounce the letter . . .
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The Hate U Give by Megan
The Hate U Give is a book I enjoyed as it inspiring and realistic to the modern day in the USA. It also made me think about how much of a problem poli . . .
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After the Fire by Megan
I enjoyed After the Fire because the author hid information from Moonbeam's past which had a page turning effect. A problem I encountered was that eve . . .
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Godolphin and Latymer School
Christ's Shadowers
Year 9 Carnegie Shadowers
Northolt High School
Do you ever get dissed for loving reading?

Yes, but I ignore it as I love reading so much I don't care what others think.
Yes, it stops me reading as much as I might
Yes, but its good being in the Carnegie 'cos you know we all love reading
Yes, I could write a book about other kids' attitudes to reading.
No, it's never happend to me.
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


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, which is currentl . . .