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St John Fisher RC High School
Harrogate,
Group status: And the results are in: Ruta Sepetys wins the Carnegie Medal with Salt to the Sea. Popular decision? Not according to the group here. The SJF vote goes to 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' closely followed by 'Railhead'.

Fishers Shadowers 2017

The Year 8 to 10 Carnegie Shadowing Group at St John Fisher RC High School

Web rep of the week - Florence

The Bone Sparrow by FLORENCE.
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is a interesting book to read with some intense moments. Subhi is born in a immigration detention centre, he meets a . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Conor
This book was very interesting with a great story. It is interesting to see both sides of each character. Further on in the story each character matur . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Havanna
It was a very interesting story that had me empathising with the characters especially Emilia. I felt sorry for her as the group almost wouldn't accep . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Conor Saggu
I have found Sputnik very enjoyable while I was reading it and believe that Sputnik has a very good chance to win the Carnegie award. It was very inte . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Lin-ay
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk is in an interesting time set to choose. At first I found this difficult to get into and therefore I was unable to finish . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs. Pollard
It took me two goes to get into the story but once I did, wow! Set in an Australian Detention Centre for refugees we discover the 'warts and all' stor . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Florence
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock is a very atmospheric read and the stories are very different but they connect as they are . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Lin-ay
This is my favourite book so far. The split narrative really helps you see how everyone's lives connect. I think the way Alaska is almost described as . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Lin-ay
I really enjoyed this book. I found it a little hard to understand at first because of the lack of capital letters in Alice's writing. However I think . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Conor
Bone Sparrow is a interesting book which explains the troubles of a refugee and it shows that aspect very well by telling what it is like to live in a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by FLORENCE
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Frallion is a touching story about a young boy called Subhi who dreams about the other side of the fence. It follows a story . . .
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Railhead by Mrs. Pollard
I was totally drawn into Philip Reeve's futuristic world with its mix of humans, Motoriks, the Emperor and the ruling families plus the Guardians cont . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs K
If the aim was to shortlist a book completely polar opposite to Beck, then this was achieved with Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth. Refreshing, upli . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs K
I can honestly say I have never read a book set in 1970's Alaska before so, storyline aside, I found it very interesting historically and though this . . .
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Beck by Mrs K
Ok, firstly, I question why this book is actually on the shortlist, given its content. This is surely an adult book in disguise? Secondly, pushing th . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs. Pollard
The print styles in this book are the first thing that comes to mind: the character Alice's narrative is totally in lower case with Manny's narrative . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Libby
The Stars at Oktober Bend is an interesting book that strives to make you think. One of the first things you'll notice is the lack of capital letters . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs. Pollard
Another cracking read from Ruta Sepetys! Without realising it you are learning about a little known part of history as you get drawn into another capt . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs. Pollard
This book seems to be the odd one out in the shortlist. Aimed at younger readers and with text illustrations it does not have the same gravitas as Sal . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs. Pollard
This book was described by The Times as 'Harper Lee has a worthy successor' and they were not wrong. Annabelle's quiet life takes on a new dimension w . . .
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Railhead by Conor
This is the most generic book you will ever read. It is dull and uninteresting. I found it difficult to keep me interested in finishing reading this b . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Conor
It is a very interesting book in comparison to 'Rail Head'. It focuses on what can happen to children in real life. It is about how four children all . . .
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Beck by Mrs. Pollard
It is quite an undertaking to finish off another author's book though not unknown - Patrick Ness took on Siobhan O'Dowd's last book. However with Beck . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Pollard
What an intriguing title! It just made you want to dip in and the first encounter is the smell of freshly slaughtered meat of one home then the cedar . . .
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Harrogate High School
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
King James's Royal Readers
Knaresborough,
Harrogate Ladies' College
Harrogate,
Oatlands Reading Group
Harrogate,
What cake would you like to see/EAT?

Chocolate
17% (1 vote)

Mars Bar Cake
83% (5 votes)

 
Title: Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams
Winning Year: 1972

Not a fluffy bunny read by any measure! "We've got to go away before it's too late." Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never
 

 
 

Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Grey. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical musi . .