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The Hewett Academy Norwich
Norwich,
Group status: Another great selection- the books are flying off the shelves. Will Finn be first to finish them all though??!



We're shadowing again for the 9th year running, and pretty excited about this year's titles. First impressions of the books are very positive indeed.

Where the World Ends by Finn
Dramatic and action filled, yet extremely entertaining. I found the people and culture of the Scottish islands seemed real and endearing throughout . . .
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After the Fire by Maria
A enhancing book, it is one of my favourites. I love the how the author has captured the reality of the characters. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Maria
A really funny book that if read carefully gives a message. I honestly don't know how people don't like this book. . . .
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Night Shift by Elizabeth
I like the book because it's about depression and its emotional and it's so sad it melted my heart and it nearly made me cry reading it because she is . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Elizabeth
I like the book because it's about sharing stuff and sharing your dreams and caring. . . .
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A First Book of Animals by Elizabeth
I like the book because it's really coluorful and it's got my favourite animal in and you should read it because it's colourful and it might give you . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Elizabeth
This book is quite sad because they mine 12 hours a day and it's under the water and a boy is scared because when he's older he's going to have to wor . . .
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A First Book of Animals by ROSIE
I LIKE THE COLOURS THAT HAVE BEEN USED IN THE BOOK. I THINK IT ILLUSTRATES THE BOOK WELL. I LIKE THE LITTLE POEMS AND HAVE EVEN TRIED WRITING MY OWN A . . .
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Night Shift by rosie
I LIKED THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT SHOWS WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. I LIKED THAT THE BOOK HAS USED A DRAGON.I THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE COULD RELATE TO . . .
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Rook by Isabelle
This book was a nice short story for teens. It involves some scenes that most can relate to in some form. I found it enjoyable and a lovely little boo . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Finn
Enchanting. Blended the everyday and the fantastical throughout, in a gripping, yet still funny, story line about love, loyalty, and friendship. . . .
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Release by Hollie
Release is a very good book and has some funny lines and scenes. I may never have experienced anything that these characters have been through and are . . .
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Night Shift by Sophie
I like the detail in this book, and the use of fog to illustrate her depression. The artist shows how alone and weak she feels. . . .
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Thornhill by Sophie
It was a really good book and it successfully showed how anxiety affects people. I loved the detail and shading in the pictures - the artist must have . . .
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After the Fire by Sabrina
This was a strong book. It was a little sad but could be true. The characters and dialogue were believable and interesting. Honey was my favourite ch . . .
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Where the World Ends by Sabrina
Where the World Ends is an exciting story. My favourite character was John, as she was able to look after herself and didn't need anyone else to do th . . .
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After the Fire by Hollie
This book was absolutely amazing, definitely my favourite so far and most likely for the rest of the challenge. I enjoyed the plot and the story line . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Finn
Thoroughly enjoyable book. Had fun and endearing characters with interesting ideas executed hilariously. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Finn
The plot was intriguing and I felt close to all of the characters, no matter their history. . . .
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Saint Death by Isabelle
In my opinion this was my favourite book, not only did I love the way it was written, I loved the atmosphere of the book. Although it could be violent . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Zainab
I was disappointed that this wasn't as funny as I expected, but the plot was exciting. My favourite character was Minnie because the way she said her . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabelle
In my opinion Wed Wabbit was a very interesting book. As the book progressed it did get better for me and the ending of the book was very sweet. At th . . .
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Where the World Ends by Isabelle
I found this book very interesting to read because the character's description of what was happening during the event was realistic and enjoyable. Hav . . .
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King of the Sky by Leigh and Iliyana
We think this book is good for about 5 to 10 years old or older.This book is good to read aloud because if people can't read or they just don't wan't . . .
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King of the Sky by Rosie
I LIKE THE ARTWORK. I LIKE THE FACT THAT OVER A COUPLE OF PAGES IT SHOWS MR EVANS AND THE BOY GETTING CLOSER AS THEY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. I LIKE TH . . .
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King of the Sky by Elizabeth
I like where the boy feels left out and nobody speaks his language and nobody knows him.Then he finds a an old man and his name is Mr. Evans. He doesn . . .
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Rook by Sabrina
'Rook' is quite an interesting book. I liked it. Most parts remind me of myself.The setting was perfect I think. Also, I think the ending was satisfyi . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ms G
This is a beautiful book, elegantly written, well paced and evocative, and I was hooked by the strong and appealing characters from the very beginning . . .
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The Hate U Give by Finn
Loved it. I felt that I wouldn't relate to any characters at the beginning, but the book really brings you into Starr's family and community. I hope . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hollie
This was my favourite of the Carnegie Awards that I have read so far, the story line was amazing and the characters were well written. You could have . . .
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After the Fire by Finn
Thrilling novel! The format of 'Before' and 'After' of the family was great and I was constantly intrigued by the twists and turns in the truly intere . . .
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After the Fire by Lilyane
This is such an incredible book. It really displays power, control, obedience, regret and fear in a way that makes you not want to put the book down. . . .
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Saint Death by Hollie
Personally I found this book slightly boring and really struggled to get into it: Arturo was really dumb and I found it difficult to understand him. H . . .
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Rook by Finn
After feeling that I wouldn't enjoy the simple and child-like voice of the book, I found myself enjoying it, and wondering how things were going to en . . .
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Rook by Elizabeth and Harmony
Rook is a really heartwarming novel which raises awareness about epilepsy. It helps you to understand about it. Kenny and Nicky are brothers who go . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Elizabeth and Luke
We liked the shapes of the cut-outs, and the animals were cute, and the cover feels nice, and the story was heart warming. We thought the message mean . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Hollie
This book was really good and had a great storyline. At the beginning it was hard to get into but pretty early on you get hooked and can't put the boo . . .
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Saint Death by Finn
I found the theme of drugs and the politics of Central America interesting and one I hadn't given much thought to, and I enjoyed the ever-present shad . . .
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Release by Finn
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and finished it in a couple of days. The plot was interesting and full of important topics to discuss and bring aware . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ms G
Not at all what I expected, but I loved it. It's surreal, fantastically clever, funny and sweet. Highly recommended for all ages. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Rahima
To be honest, this book has to be one of the best books I have ever read. The main character Starr lives in two different worlds because she goes to a . . .
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NDHS Chocolate Biscuit Book Club
Norwich,
Norwich School
Norwich,
Notre Dame High School
Norwich,
 
Never judge a book by its cover. But maybe just this once.. Which is your favourite this year?

Beyond the Bright Sea
Wed Wabbit
Rook
After the Fire
Where the world ends
Saint Death
THUG
Release
 
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

One of our Y8 'Hewett Great Reads' this year. Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more