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KHS Carnegie Group

Eight fantastic shadowers from Year 8 & 9 have taken on the challenge this year. We meet every Friday morning in registration to discuss, debate and digest (the biscuits!). What will they make of the exciting and varied shortlist?

Wolf Hollow by Connie
Wolf Hollow is an amazing book, full of context and excitement. What makes it truly special is how different it is from the others in the selection; t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Connie
This book is very different: the purposeful misuse of punctuation reflects one of the major dilemmas, the heart of the book, from the very start. It i . . .
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Railhead by kitty
I absolutely loved this book and I think I have fallen in love with Zen starling! . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Kitty
I really enjoyed this book. When people look at the front cover, they think it looks quite childish, but as people always say, don't judge a book by i . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily <3
This book is amazing, it's one of those books that will stay with you forever. Even now, several books later, I still think about it. It is so emotio . . .
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Beck by Sophie :)
Overall, Beck had a strong storyline, and in a way it was all the more disturbing because it was a real story. The first 60 pages or so were quite di . . .
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Railhead by connor
I absolutely loved this book and the twist and turns excited me so much. Although the front cover is deceiving, once you have actually read the book y . . .
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Which book do you think will win the Carnegie medal this year?

Bone Sparrow
Salt to the Sea
Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Life
Stars at Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


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