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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: Friday Carnegie Club. Hilarious game of Carnegie Twister put everyone in a good mood.

Carnegie Club

Carnegie and Greenaway Club :) (Wellington College Belfast) In WCB we enjoy reading books! From Action and Adventure to Fantasy to Graphic Novels. In the Carnegie Club we will be discussing the different novels nominated for the awards. We will decide which books we enjoyed the most and which ones we think should be put on the long list and then the short list. Since we are 11-17 years old we like to read a variety of different genres. At the moment we have around 7 members in the club: My Name's Rebecca and it's almost an impossible question to ask me my favourite genre but at the moment I like reading action/adventure, historical fiction and fantasy. My favourite books are those by Terry Pratchett, Chris Ryan and Philippa Gregory. Hello, I'm Giovanna My favourite reads are far too many - it's hard to shortlist them! But I have to mention the Lunar Chronicles (a twisted version of our childhood fairy tales) and the Heroes of Olympus (a brilliant continuation to Percy Jackson with lots of interesting characters). Five Children on the Western Front was the most emotional book I've read in a while (the ties between reality and fantasy are amazing). Hey, my name is Debi, I love to read books as much as I like chocolate-that is a lot. My favourite genre is romance and paranormal, and before you ask yes I even like that- the sappy kind. My favourite reads are Star-crossed and Hush Hush which hits you with action, plot twist and star-crossed lovers. I'm Joshua and this year I was on the Kids' Lit Quiz team because I enjoy reading- especially mythology (particularly anything by Rick Riordan) and fantasy like the Bloodguard series. Hi. I'm Zac. I like historical and war themed books. Some of my favourite reads include 'Salt to the Sea', 'Wolf Wilder', The Machine Gunners' and the Charlie's War series - all amazing books which I thoroughly recommend. Hi. I'm Rose. I enjoy reading dystopia, fantasy and adventure. Among my favourites are the FAYZ series by Michael Grant and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Hi. I'm Aine. I like reading books by Jacqueline Wilson. I also like dystopia like 'Divergent' and 'The Hunger Games' because I enjoy plot twists and thrillers and action books.

Miss Tanja Jennings, WCB Librarian

Salt to the Sea by Zac
If this book had been nominated for the Carnegie Medal the same year as Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners, it would have been very hard to choose b . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Joshua
No words can explain how random this book is. This was a great, funny read with a deeper meaning behind the laughter. It had cool characters and amazi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Debi
I like the way the author connects Alice's and Manny's stories by using Alice's poems. It's clever how Millard uses broken punctuation to signify Alic . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Debi
I am currently reading Salt to the Sea. It's impossible to put it down. In my opinion it's very well constructed. The characters all have back stories . . .
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Beck by Giovanna
This book tells us the powerful story of a British orphan in an orphanage in Canada. It conveys to us the hardships of being a black foreigner at time . . .
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Railhead by Giovanna
I read this novel and immediately wishfully thought of how much more exciting my life would be if that fictional reality was true. Can you imagine hop . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Giovanna
This is a very gripping book that tells us the story of European refugees, fleeing Hitler’s brutal regime and a ruthless war. They travel day and ni . . .
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What is your favourite genre?

17% (1 vote)

Historical Fiction
33% (2 votes)

33% (2 votes)

17% (1 vote)

Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie


William Grill

A graduate of the University of Falmouth, William Grill is an exciting young talent with a slew of prizes under his belt, including being the youngest Kate Greenaway Medal winner since 1960.

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