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Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
Sutton Coldfield,
Group status: We think this year's shortlist is the best ever. So many great books and we all have our favourite. It is going to be really difficult to come up with a group favourite.

The RAW Readers

We are a group of dashing young men and we enjoy reading all types of books. We meet in the library every Wednesday lunchtime and devour books (and our lunches). Some of us have been shadowing the Carnegie Medal for a number of years. Earlier this month we were pleased to meet Patrick Ness who won the medal two years ago for the extraordinary A Monster Calls. Currently our favourite book on the shortlist is Blood Family. Can the excellent Anne Fine become the first author to win the Carnegie Medal 3 times? Most of the group hope so.

Joshua L.

Arthur Terry School
Sutton Coldfield,
St Annes Y5
Sutton Coldfield,
John Willmott School
Sutton Coldfield,
Blackwood Y5
Sutton Coldfield,
How do you choose a book?

Friend recommendation
12% (7 votes)

17% (10 votes)

23% (14 votes)

13% (8 votes)

Read first page
2% (1 vote)

Media promotion e.g film, advertisment
5% (3 votes)

Favourite Author or Genre
17% (10 votes)

12% (7 votes)

Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp