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St John Fisher RC High School
Harrogate,
Group status: Welcome to 2018 and a new selection of great reads ahead! The usual suspects are gathered together with Mrs. P and Mrs. K to read and review. Chief bloggers are Lin-ay and Florence. The cake rota is in place, the books have arrived, let's get cracking!

Fisher's Shadowers 2018

just like the song lyrics 'they're too shy, shy' to show their faces so here's a lovely shot of the Knaresborough Viaduct instead. Our group is made up of a mixture of Y8, Y10 and Y11 students plus library staff. Our reading is fuelled by cake!

Web rep of the week - Mrs. P

Release by Mrs P
Any book by Patrick Ness is sure to entertain, provide a thrilling read and inject a little bit of the out of the ordinary. Release does all these in . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs P
This book is like Marmite, you either like it or you don't. Although a fan of Marcus Sedgwick I found the story very gritty and real and it is not for . . .
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Rook by Caolan
I really liked Rook. I like how Anthony builds a connection between Sarah and Nicky. I felt sorry for Kenny and Nicky when their Dad was in a bad shap . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs P
This book is amazing! The story is inspired by the real life event of the Waco siege at the compound of a religious sect but is not a re telling. The . . .
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Saint Death by Conor
Saint Death is a very real story about the life of people in Mexico and tells its story in the best way possible. It is a great story and is definite . . .
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Rook by Conor
Rook is a great book. It has great stories and characters and you should definitely read it. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lin-ay
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a beautiful novel about coping with loss and the social problems in today's society. I thoroughly enjoyed reading . . .
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Release by Florence
Release by Patrick Ness is a brilliant book. You follow the story of Adam Thorn and his last years of high school as he deals with friendships and rel . . .
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After the Fire by Lin-ay
After the Fire by Will Hill is so far my favourite book so far. It is about a girl called Moonbeam who was part of the Lord's Legion until a fire dest . . .
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Where the World Ends by Florence
Where The World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean is excellent book based on a true story set in St Kilda (which is a small island off Scotland). You foll . . .
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Release by Conor
Disclaimer: Adult content Release is a great book and you should definatly read it. It's story is great with good characters although it can get co . . .
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After the Fire by FLORENCE
After the Fire is a moving book about The Lord's Legion controlled by the 'prophet' Father John. You follow the story of Moonbeam and her experience o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs K
As someone who loves fast action crime fiction, I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The whole book read so easily that I didn't want . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs K
Loved it - Fantasy and humour with a great dollop of surrealism. The characters were brought to life within the pages and I especially liked Dr. Carro . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs P
A very satisfying read even if the chapters were over long. Based on a true story set in 18th century St. Kilda this is very much of the 'what if?' sp . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs P
The first impression was of a book for a younger reader but once you got into the story you realised it was more sinister! As an older reader you can . . .
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Rook by Mrs P
Firstly I want to say how refreshing it is to find an accessible read on the shortlist! For author Anthony McGowan this is the third standalone story . . .
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Rook by Lin-ay
Rook is a warming story that follows Nicky and how he copes with family and high school life. It is the third in a series but it is not necessary to r . . .
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The Hate U Give by FLORENCE
The Hate U Give is about a girl called Starr who goes through a traumatic experience. This book highlights inequalities in today's society. I would hi . . .
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Oatlands Reading Group
Harrogate,
Harrogate Ladies' College
Harrogate,
Harrogate High School
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
King James's Royal Readers
Knaresborough,
What is your favourite book so far?

After the Fire
The Hate U Give
Rook
Release
Saint Death
Where the World Ends
Beyond the Bright Sea
Wed Wabbit
 
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