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Lornshill Academy
Alloa,
Group status: The School of Literature has gladly accepted the challenge to read the nominated books. We are currently just starting our 6th week of reading time and are excited to vote on our favourite candidate.
We are the School of Literature at Lornshill which is a special class all about books.

Josh L and Fergus C

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Niamh
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' was quite dull. I never got properly into it and it wasn't really my type of book. It was, however, written beaut . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Amy L
The book 'Salt to the Sea' is filled with so many different emotions. This book teaches us a very important lesson, that no matter what our backgroun . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Adam
'The Bone Sparrow' is about a refugee who lives in a refugee camp with his mother and his older sister. One day he meets a girl called Jimmie who he b . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Dylan G
Despite its emotional content and characters, I actually found this a very funny book and easy to read. It was written in such a way that I could imag . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Andi
I like 'The Bone Sparrow' better than the other books I have read. It is about a refugee called Subhi. He was born in an immigration detention centre. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Dylan G
This is a love story between two similar, but different, people. I liked how the relationship built up and was quite dramatic in parts, then quiet and . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lia
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is about a boy called Prez, who is quite shy, who tries to teach Sputnik, a small alien dog, about the best things . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Josh
'Salt to the Sea' is about four young people from different European countries, all ravaged by the second world war. The story follows the four charac . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Dylan J
The book that I read called 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock follows the life of 4 people named Hank, Ruth, Dora and Alyce . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Dylan G
This was a heartbreaking story because of the ending. I struggled to follow the story plot but the characters were well made and you could like or dis . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jessica
Annabelle lives in a place called Wolf Hollow, which is quiet and still scarred by 2 world wars. When a girl called Betty enters Annabelle's world it . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Dylan G
I found that the story was easy to follow because I could imagine it in my head as I went along. The character of Sputnik was funny but also quite a c . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sam
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a story about a girl whose mother dies and there are other characters but they're forgettable. I think the sto . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sophie
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is a book about a young boy called Prez who is a 'temporary' kid. He visits families every summer during the holida . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amy L
In this book 'The Smell Of Other People's Houses' there are four main characters called Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank. I think this book was really good . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sophie
'Wolf Hollow' is about a girl, her brothers and her school bully. I found it difficult to read this book as it is really slow when moving on from part . . .
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Beck by Dylan J
'Beck' is a book written by Mal Peet. It follows the life of a teenager named Beck. He comes into many troubles such as sexual assault and running aw . . .
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Beck by Niamh
Unfortunately I did not manage to finish 'Beck'. I started reading and got about a quarter of the way through and just couldn't get through it. I am o . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Adam
'Salt to the Sea' is set in WW2 and is about 4 refugees. The book is written from all four refugees point of view. They are called Alfred, Florian, Em . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jessica
Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an immigration detention centre. His life is spent behind its fence, as there is a world war going on. He meets a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alex
'The Bone Sparrow' is a beautifully written story. Once I started reading it I just couldn't put it down, it was truly moving and captivating. The sto . . .
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Beck by Andi
I thought 'Beck' was an interesting book with lots of information and a lot of events happening. However, some parts of Beck can be depressing and emo . . .
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Beck by Amy L
'Beck' is a really good book. I thought it was a bit depressing at some parts of the story but overall I think it was quite interesting. The story 'Be . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Lucy
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' was not my favourite book that was shortlisted. I only got through the first few chapters but I had to stop reading . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lucy
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a book that deals with mature and adult based topics. The book is written from the perspectives of four differ . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Dylan J
I read the book 'Wolf Hollow' but I didn't enjoy it, as I found it hard to read and understand. I would not recommend this book as I didn't like it b . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Lia
I really liked 'Salt to the Sea' because it was really easy to visualise and understand and it has a really good story line. It is about 4 completely . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Fergus
This book is about an alien named Sputnik who looks like a regular boy to Prez, but like a dog to everyone else. His mission: write a list of ten thin . . .
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Railhead by Jessica
'Railhead' was a very boring book. It's about a thief who just steals a necklace, for this reason I do not like it. He goes on a train trip with a la . . .
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Railhead by Fergus
Zen Starling is a small time thief who steals to make money. On his latest trip he notices a girl in a red coat following him. A drone also follows hi . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Josh
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is a book written from four different characters' perspectives. Hank, Ruth, Dora and Alyce all have different sto . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Chloe
I like this book because it's entertaining and catchy with all the chapter cliff hangers. I also like how the book has been written about how a girl n . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Fergus
'Salt to the Sea' follows the perspective of three refugees and a sailor during 1945 when the Wilhelm Gustloff was boarding passengers. I quite enjoye . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Librarian
'Salt to the Sea' is a formidable example of YA historical fiction suitable for a much wider audience. Sepytys brings vividly to life a historical ev . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lucy
This book is about a young boy called Subhi who was born in an immigration detention centre. Then he meets a girl called Jimmie from behind the fences . . .
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Railhead by Amy K
'Railhead' is about a petty thief named Zen Starling but when the lady in the red jacket starts chasing him everything changes. I hated this book. It . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jessica
'Salt to the Sea' is a good book about World War 2. In my opinion it swaps character a lot, which I don't really like. The best thing about this book . . .
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Railhead by Andi
'Railhead' was a sci-fi book about a thief called Zen. Zen was considered petty and I enjoyed this book better than others, even though I wouldn't nor . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lia
I found 'The Bone Sparrow' quite good. It was, however, a bit hard to get into and understand. It made me think about what it would be like to always . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Fergus
Alice, a girl who has brain damage, is trying to find a boy she met during a chance encounter. Unbeknownst to her, he is trying to find her too. This . . .
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Beck by Sam
I think 'Beck' is about a black boy struggling in life. I didn't enjoy reading this book. I found it very difficult to understand because of the voc . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Dylan J
'Salt to the Sea' is set during World War 2 and tells the different stories of four refugees trying to escape the war in Germany but the only way is t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Alex
'The Stars At Oktober Bend' is a story about Alice and Manny. Alice is a fifteen year old girl who has brain injuries, which are the result of an assa . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Fergus
'The Bone Sparrow' follows Subhi, a boy born in a refugee camp and where he has lived all his life. I enjoyed the book, however I feel it didn't reall . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amy K
'The Smell of Other People's Houses' is about 4 Alaskan teenagers all dealing with their own issues. When all their lives are intertwined will anythin . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jessica
I found this book interesting because it tells the story of a girl who was attacked when she was 12. Sadly she got brain damage from the violent atta . . .
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Railhead by Amy L
'Railhead' was an interesting sci-fi book. It was about a petty thief called Zen. I thought this book was really good and I don't think there was anyt . . .
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Beck by Jessica
The book 'Beck' is a very good book. It's about a young boy who is 11 and who was born on a boat out at sea. I find the book very interesting because . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Fergus
Annabelle is a girl living on a farm with her brothers, Mother, Father, grandparents and aunt. I struggled to pay attention to the story, as it took f . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sam
'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' is about a young boy called Prez, who lives with his confused Grandad until, for some reason, he is put in a tempor . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Niamh
I found 'The Bone Sparrow' enjoyable. It was interesting and certainly made me think about people like Subhi but I couldn't really properly get into i . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Owen
This book is about Annabelle who has a peaceful life in a place called Wolf Hollow. However, Wolf Hollow lies between two countries that are fighting . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alexia
This story follows Sabhi and his life inside the fences of an immigration detention centre. Knowing only a life behind wires, he is bewildered and ha . . .
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Beck by Adam B
At the start I struggled to stay interested in the book. I got a bit confused halfway through it because all these new names and characters came into . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lia
I really liked 'The Stars at Oktober Bend', the storyline was amazing. It was very interesting to read about how people with completely different back . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Andi
I wasn't a fan of 'Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth'. For me it was a bit repetitive, boring and childish. I didn't read the full book for these reaso . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Niamh
I loved 'Salt to the Sea'. It is a truly heartfelt story that engaged all of my emotions. The story line is fantastic and really shows the hardships o . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Amy K
'The Bone Sparrow' follows the life of Subhi, a young boy in an immigration detention centre. When he meets Jimmie, a girl from the other side of the . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Jessica
I think this book has more adult like content, which may be a little bit inappropriate for younger readers. For example, there is a scene where Ruth . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Sam
'Wolf Hollow' is a good book about after WW1. I don't think Toby should have died but the mystery was amazing. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Adam B
This book is about a small alien that randomly pops up and tells main character Prez that they have to save the world, by making a list of 10 things t . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Amy L
I wasn't really interested in the book 'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' because it kept repeating itself. Overall it was okay but it was a bit too . . .
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Beck by Reigann
The book is about a boy called Beck who goes to war. I liked the fact that Beck's family are not the best and he still loves them. I don't like the fa . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Librarian
Told from multiple points of view, this novel evokes the woes of small town Alaskan life beautifully. The hardships caused by Alaska's hostile enviro . . .
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Linlithgow Library
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Larbert Chatterbooks
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What book is your favourite of this years nominees?

Wolf Hollow
100% (1 vote)

   
 
Title: A.B.C
Illustrator: Brian Wildsmith
Winning Year: 1962

A.B.C is an alphabet book, illustrated in a fresh and free manner.
 

 
 

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