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Guilsborough Academy
Guilsborough, Northamptonshire
Group status: We are already reading the books and there will be a Carnegie quiz in our book group called Quillich for the next few weeks on a Wednesday



The Bone Sparrow by Jack
One of the best books in the world it is an breath taking peace of art. The book its self is an outstanding book that is hard to pit down. . . .
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Railhead by Molly
This book was generally amazing, it made me experience and be able to see the futuristic setting of this book, The concept I thought, was very creativ . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hannah
This amazing, tragic story is about some terrified refuges desperately trying to escape Hitler's icy grasp. Each character is haunted by a terrible ba . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ed
This book did a great job of connecting the reader the characters on an emotional level. so much that it makes you feel empathy for them. It shows fou . . .
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Railhead by lauren
I really liked this book. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Molly
Wolf Hollow was an interesting story in my point of view, it was a common story that I could see that related to other stories with practically the sa . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Amber
The Stars at Oktober Bend is written in a particular style that didn't really click with me personally, but I can see what it was doing. It had differ . . .
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Railhead by Ev
For the first time in a long time, a Carnegie book has actually had me hooked and excited - and if that's not a sign of a good book I don't know what . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Olivia
I found the book very confusing. I read to about the second question and couldn't make any sense of it. I feel like its a sequel to something as the c . . .
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Railhead by George Sparkes
It was good. It had a good plot that was easy to follow and the characters were brilliant. I also loved the trains and the K-Gates. However, it did en . . .
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Beck by Amber
I'm honestly not sure how this book is on the shortlist, but it's probably because it covers sensitive topics and will be voted on solely because of t . . .
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Beck by Ev
Once again, another Carnegie shortlisted book fails to capture my interest. I recently finished Beck, a story about a black orphan who is sent of to C . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Molly
This book was truly awful, it was predictable and stupid. The plot was a great idea, having an alien that needs to find 10 things good about Earth, be . . .
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Railhead by Georgie
To be honest, I didn't get into Railhead. In my personal opinion, the storyline was all over the place, making it hard to understand. Also, the genera . . .
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Wolf Hollow by keira
It was a good plot to the story. the plot was also really easy to follow. I think the author could have written about Bettys death more realisticly so . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emma
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I should have. The story was all about over coming the bounds of society and helping others in need - no matter wh . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Isabel
The book started off promisingly - a refugee camp with an innocent boy trying to survive life there seemed like an interesting premise. Sadly, it onl . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Molly
Salt to the Sea was probably one of the best books I have ever read, it was a thrill ride of emotions, from sadness to happiness, I felt them all. As . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by lauren
this book was a really good book. when I first started reading it, the plot was a bit confusing but the further into the book it got better. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sam
A very thought through book. I like how it is full of scientific facts, not made up. Very important messages, brilliant, heart-warming book, highly re . . .
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Northamptonshire Grammar School
Pitsford,
Influence
 
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.
 

 
 

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .