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John Mason School - Abingdon
Abingdon,
Group status: Getting our teeth into the shortlist! Will our initial favourite be our favourite at the end? Only time will tell...

Our fearless Carnegie Shadowers 2017!

The Carnegie shadowing has begun and we are loving the books already and we can't wait too read them all.

Willow and Rosemary

Salt to the Sea by sasha
Salt to the Sea is a beautiful story with 4 very different perceptions of the war. There is Florian, a deserter who holds many secrets and one extr . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Angus
I thought this book was really good because of its distinct atmosphere and personality.It is set during the second world war like Salt to the Sea, how . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Carina
The Smell of Other People’s Houses is a very complex novel from the point of view of 4 different characters whose stories start separately and are c . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Carina
Whilst reading The Stars at Oktober Bend, I initially found the non capitalised i every sentence extremely annoying. I also found the broken fragments . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Gail
This book is very enjoyable and funny. It is about a boy called Prez who is staying with his foster family and Sputnik, who comes from another planet . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Eleanor
Salt to the sea is a book from four characters point of views. There is Joanna, who is nurse, Emilia comes from Poland and has a big secret. Florian . . .
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Railhead by Eleanor
Railhead is a book about a boy called Zen,who is a thief in the future. In the future people have settled down in lots of diffrent places. To get to e . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Gail
This book is about a refugee camp in Australia and a boy who had lived there his whole life, and meets a girl from Outside. There is also a legend abo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Gail
This book was about a girl (Annabelle) who protects a mysterious man when he is blamed for the disappearance of Betty, who was new and was bullying An . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Carina
Although you will, like me, have heard so many people tell you NOT to judge a book by its cover it is still inevitable and although I quite liked the . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sasha
In my opinion, this book is unbelievably boring. This is not because it is a terrible book but the fact that I am too old to be reading a book with th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Harry W
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a book about four peoples' lives and how they entwine. It is written from the perspectives of Hank, Ruth, Dora a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eleanor
The Bone Sparrow is a book by Zana Fraillon. It is a book about a boy called Subhi, who lives in a refugee camp in Australia. As he was born in the ca . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Bethan
This book was not unlike Anne of Green Gables and was interesting and suspenseful. It started with 12-year-old Annabelle, who lives on a farm durin . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Eleanor
Wolf Hollow is a book about a girl called Annabelle, who is being bullied by Betty. When Betty suddenly disappears all suspicion lands on Toby. I . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Eleanor
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is about a boy called Prez and an alien called Sputnik. Prez is special as he can see Sputnik whereas everyone else s . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Gail
This book is about four different people with completely different lifestyles. It is set in Alaska just after it became a state of America. In the boo . . .
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Railhead by Gail
I really enjoyed this book. Set in the future, people can go from planet to planet on trains and there is a lot of technology. Zen Starling is an ordi . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Angus
I honestly didn't really enjoy this book! I will start with the few positives: it was interesting to see the second world war from the perspective of . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sasha
The Smell of Other People’s Houses is a book about 4 people’s lives entwining into one magnificent story. There is Ruth, a girl whose father died . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bethan
This was a book woven with broken dreams, difficult lifestyles and new beginnings. It faced the realities of life and on the people that would usually . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Angus
Although this was a depressing book I did really enjoy it because it was well written. I thought it was ambitious that she wrote every chapter from a . . .
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Railhead by jack
I really enjoyed this book I couldn’t stop reading it. It had an almost steampunk vibe there were some amazing plot twists. I really don’t know ho . . .
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Railhead by Angus
I liked this book a lot because of its drama and action as well as its sci-fi and steam punk vibe. It was set in a very deeply thought out world and u . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Angus
This was a fun book that was funny to read and had a refreshingly childish style. I thought it was funny how Sputnik kept saying you should read the m . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Izzy
Wolf Hollow is an extraordinary tale about courage and lies. It begins with Annabelle, the protagonist, telling the reader that when she was twelve sh . . .
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Railhead by Vinh
Railhead by Philip Reeve, is an amazing story about a boy called Zen Starling. This book is a nice, fast paced story. The plot has so many twists, it . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Jemma
The Bone Sparrow is a touching cross over between fiction and non-fiction. Half of the time, it is written by Subhi, a refugee in an immigration deten . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jack
Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth was a funny book, I understood most of it very well. It was in my opinion not his best book, I preferred Cosmic but I . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Carina
The Bone Sparrow is a story of Subhi, a boy born in a refugee detention centre.Subhi and his sister Queeny and his Ma live in a tent along with many o . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Carina
Like me, you might have already read many books about war and are wondering if this is different from all the others. However, this is no ordinary war . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Emma
The first thing I will say is: do not be misled, like I was, by the look of the cover! Sputnik'so Guide to Life on Earth is a very amusing novel, ho . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emma
The Stars At Oktober Bend was a truly breath-taking story; how powerfully emotive, original and hooking it was is absolutely stunning! I loved how t . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sasha
The Bone Sparrow is a gripping novel about a boy, Subhi, who was born into and raised in a concentration camp. As Subhi and all the other inhabitants . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Bethan
Prez is staying over at the Blythes’ for the summer for temporary accommodation because his parents are gone and his grandad is locked up. They live . . .
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Railhead by Bethan
Railhead was a confusing, gripping and frustrating book all at once. There were so many different concepts and terms to understand. The story was like . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jemma
Sputnik's Guide To Life On Earth is a heartwarming book by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is about a young boy called Prez, who is put into care because his . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Izzy
The Smell of Other People’s Houses is a beautifully written book, which describes the stories of four main characters: Ruth, Dora, Hank and Alyce. T . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sasha
Pure elegance. This dainty, light hearted novel had me pleasantly surprised. When I first saw the Carnegie books I wasn’t intrigued but as I got dee . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Holly
I love this book. Ruta Sepetys has created a beautiful novel; with an array of interesting characters and surprising plot twists this book is wonderf . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Harry W
Sputniks Guide to Life on Earth is about the adventures of a young boy named Prez when he meets an alien named Sputnik. Prez is a shy boy who rarely s . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Jemma
Wolf Hollow is a sad, moving book set in the second world war. It is written in first person by one of the main characters, Annabelle. She leads a hap . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Gail
This fascinating novel is about the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German refugee ship carrying too many passengers. Even though this is a bigger . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Gail
This book is an amazing story, making you think about the world in a different way. About a girl with slurred speech and a boy from a different countr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Bethan
This book is really moving and perfectly describes what the struggles were for everyone, even of German blood, to survive without fear during the 2nd . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emma
This novel, written by Ruta Sepetys, is an exceedingly moving story; capturing the true essence of what it must have been like to experience the Secon . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Renata
Annabelle lives a happy life with her two brothers, parents, grandparents and aunt. But when city girl Betty starts tormenting her, strange events occ . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Eleanor
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is one of my favourite books. I love how all the character learn a lesson. The book has fou . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eleanor
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard was quite confusing at first. Although the book was very authentic having Alice not putting capital letter . . .
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Wolf Hollow by sasha
This moving novel is about a girl called Annabelle who has many secrets to tell, she just needs to find the right time to reveal them. In this book th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Renata
I really enjoyed this book. I thought that the characters had distinctive personalities and clear thoughts and ideas. However, I thought that the blur . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Holly
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frallion is the heart warming story of a boy called Subhi who was born and raised in a refugee dete3ntion camp. One night wh . . .
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Railhead by Harry W
Railhead is a gripping sci-fi book by Philip Reeve. It is a book set in the future when there are more planets that are populated. I found this book i . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Izzy
This is a heart-warming tale about a young refugee called Subhi and his life in a refugee camp. It follows his story as he meets a girl called Jimmie, . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Bethan
This book had me gripping my seat in anticipation and mystery. The story unravelled like a ball of string as the parts pieced together. The story . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Jemma
The Stars at Oktober Bend is a unique novel by Glenda Millard. It is written in first person by two of the main characters: Alice and Manny. I would s . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bethan
The Bone Sparrow is a beautiful book, making you feel as powerless as a caged bird and as cruel as the person who trapped it. It just shows how evil . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Renata
Salt to the Sea is a fictional book that takes place in war-torn Germany- 1945. It follows the journey of four people escaping the N . . .
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Abingdon School
Abingdon,
European School Culham
Culham, OXON.
Sutton Courtenay
Sutton Courtenay, Oxon
Larkmead Secondary School
Abingdon,
Where is your favorite place to read?

In bed
50% (23 votes)

In a tree
7% (3 votes)

A cosy corner
26% (12 votes)

In the libary
4% (2 votes)

In the bathroom
7% (3 votes)

In lessons ( when the teachers not looking)
7% (3 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