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Kendrick School
Berks,
Group status: We're reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.

Our Reading Fanatics this Year....

We have a bumper sized book group this term and we are all really enjoying reading the short-listed books! Our Friday lunchtimes have been spent eating cake and biscuits (cake IS essential) and also having debates about which book is better. For us this is coming to an end and all of us are really curious as to which book will win the Carnegie Medal this year. Let's wait and watch if it is the one we chose. Now let's go back to books....

Sarah and Kasundi

The Bone Sparrow by Sophie
This book is about a boy who was born in a refugee camp. I have never read anything like the bone sparrow. It is a mustread, and shocks you, that this . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Sophie
This book is about a girl called Alice, who before the book was attacked, and Manny, a boy who has run from Africa. This was a hard book to a) get int . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Sophie
This book is about four young people in Alaska, and what happens when their worlds collide. I enjoyed this book and I found it a good read, but somet . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Sophie
This book is about an alien who comes down to Earth with the news that the planet is due to be shrunken, and that ten things must be found to make sur . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Holly
The Smell of Other People's Houses is a really good book and I enjoyed reading it. It had quite a sad ending which answered all mysteries well and was . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ellen and Sejal
We found this book very sad but it was very well written and it made us think about the emotions and lives of refugees today. We found the plot very i . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Sarah
I really enjoyed this book I found it to be hard hitting deep. . . .
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Railhead by Holly
Railhead is a good, original book and I enjoyed reading it. However, the book was slightly predictable and had very few major plot twists. . . .
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The Abbey School
Reading,
New Christ Church Primary
Reading,
St. Joseph's Readers
Reading, Berkshire
St Joseph's College G&T
Reading, Berkshire
What kind of books are hard to put down?

Fantasy
Thriller
Romance
Mystery
Non-Fiction
Horror
Action/Adventure
Autobiography/ Diarys
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju