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Sweyne Park School
Rayleigh, Essex
Group status: We're reading and starting to review!

Book Club at the Essex Book Awards, March 2017

Our "book clubs" meet weekly in the Library for all sorts of book-related fun. We chat about what we like reading, discuss books we're shadowing, do quizzes, make short films or book trailers, write reviews, or even anything remotely book-related!


Wolf Hollow by Keira
I thouroughly enjoyed Wolf Hollow as it was a very detailed and fun book. It is about a girl called Annabelle, a bully called Betty and a strange, but . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by mollie m
At first this book to me was like a foggy day; the story line was not clear at first but then when I started to get attached a bit more, my understand . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Maisie
Sat to the Sea is an incredibly moving and eye-opening book, which I loved - in fact, I loved it so much, it's my favourite book in the Carnegie award . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Molly M
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth wasn't a book that I thought I would enjoy. The childish theme of a alien in a fictional book didn't really interest . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Maisie
The Smell of Other People's Houses is an incredible book, which I absolutely adored. Each different perspective was beautifully written and told a fan . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Molly M
Salt to the Sea is my favourite book so far. Thrilling, boundless and eye-opening; this book truly exposed me to what war would be like for the people . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Florrie
I thought The Bone Sparrow was a thrilling book. It was quite shocking and eye-opening; it really made you realise how fortunate we are and how we tak . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mollie M
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is by far the best and funniest book I've read in a long while. My favourite part was when Sputnik holds a pistol to . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Molly M
This book was incredible. Being a topic I don't know much about, I ended up discovering a lot about immigration centres and immigrants. This book was . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Florrie
I thought Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was an intense book, the characters are constantly searching for a safe place which could act as a haven fro . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Charlotte A
The Bone Sparrow was very eye-opening to me; never in a million years if someone told me to think about what an immigration centre looked like would I . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Charlotte A
The title of the book intrigued me to say the least, I could not have guessed at all what the book was going to be about;it is one of my most favourit . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Eloise T
Sadly I could not finish the Bone Sparrow because it was too sad and really disapointed me as I could not carry on reading after the third chapter. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eloise T
'The Stars at Oktober Bend' was a lovely read but it was very confusing when there were no capital letters when Alice was speaking. The second thing i . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Maisie
I originally read Wolf Hollow about a year ago, however it has stuck with me a for a very long time, which is obviously demonstrative of how amazing I . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Maisie
As soon as I read the first page of The Bone Sparrow I was immediately captivated by it. Just by reading the blurb, I knew I was going to like it. The . . .
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Beauchamps High School
Wickford, Essex
Tommy's
Westcliff-on-Sea
Cecil Jones Funky Readers
Southend-on-Sea,
Southend High School For Boys
Southend on Sea, Essex
Which of the short-listed books, do YOU think you will enjoy most?

The Bone Sparrow
Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
the stars at oktober bend
Rail Head
Beck
 
Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the pound. A gripping read with an exuberant plot that you
 

 
 

Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia.

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