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Elthorne Park High School, West London
London,
Group status: We're busy reading ok?

Class of 2016

We are so excited to be reading the Carnegie shortlist again this year! We are a group of year 7, 8 9 and 10 students and with the help of some year 9 reading mentors and a librarian, we'll be avidly reading and meeting to discuss all 8 books over the next 8 weeks! There will be biscuits and cake!

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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Oscar
No capital letters in the 'Alice' sections, this made it harder to read and put me off, even though the story is amazing and original. 7/10. . . .
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Beck by Oscar
Beck is a novel about an orphaned boy and his travels, hardships and adolescence. He starts of in an orphanage where he is fed well, but is bored and . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jasper
Salt to the sea is a book set around world war 2 where a group of refugees struggle to get out of the war. It contains the perspective of four charact . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Tess
I really liked this book as it was very emotional and moving and shows what life was like at the time of war from the perspective of 4 people who led . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sam
A really good book with a really interesting story, also very well written. I lost interest a bit in the middle as it slowed down, but really liked it . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sam
First of all, what an amazing book! It's incredibly well written and really emerces you in Alice's life, but also her struggle. (and really, who coul . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jasper
The stars at oktober bend is an interesting book, that tackles with someone who sees the world in a different way, and her struggles throughout daily . . .
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Railhead by Jasper
Railhead is an interesting book, with a futuristic setting and multiple plot twists. It also has a subtle plot around treating a robot like a human or . . .
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Heston Community School
Hounslow,
SRR Readers
Twickenham
Putney High School
London,
Drayton Manor High School
London,
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: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi