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Tadcaster Grammar School
Group status: The Carnegie Shadowing Group will meet every Tuesday during VT.

The ILC at TGS

We are a group of Key stage 3 students, some who are new Carnegie, others are veteran reviewers. It has been interesting this year that the titles we felt called to read first have often not been the ones that held our attention. 'The Hate U Give' has provided us with most of our discussion points. There is no book that is really 'hated' this year, which makes a change :-)

The Hate U Give by Molly
This is a topical and exciting book with a lot of tension and suspense. The story line and topics discussed are very recent and so that makes the sto . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Brett
Read this after it had won the award. Sat in my office at work over a number of lunchtimes and ended the book in tears. Well deserved winner, head a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Brett
Given the reviews and my own students' enthusiasm I am sure this book will win at least the Amnesty Award if not the Carnegie as well, but I'm afraid . . .
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Release by Mrs Brett
I changed my mind about this book several times as I read it. If it hadn't been for the Carnegie Shadowing I would have given up near the beginning, . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Brett
I found this book difficult to get into, it did not flow. The Spanish question marks niggled and the 'bullet point' pages, whilst very interesting, t . . .
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After the Fire by Amelia
Unfortunately, I could not finish this book (or even get half way through it) as I did not see it going anywhere. The concept was very good and the wr . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Brett
I found this a beautiful book to read. This is a coming-of-age story about a young girl, Crow, who longs to know where she came from, who her parents . . .
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Rook by Mrs Brett
All the characters in this book are familiar, we encounter them daily in every secondary school, even the not so nice ones, and this is where Anthony . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Brett
I enjoyed reading this book, which surprised me, but I am not sure of its target audience. The 'Alice in Wonderland' type of adventure is very creati . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Molly
This book was a satisfying, quick read that had a simple and effective plot with an underlying mystery and melancholy theme. The book is definitely no . . .
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Where the World Ends by Molly
This is a very interesting book with an alternate plot line and many twists and turns. Personally, I found the first chapter or so not very engaging a . . .
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Skelmanthorpe's Owls
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Middleton Library
Wakefield City 1
bankside Primary School
'The Hate U Give' is to be made into a film. Which of the other titles would make good films?

Beyond the Bright Sea
Wed Wabbit
Saint Death
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around