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Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Lancaster,
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Our challenge to 9G - read as many books as you can from the shortlist. We will then have a discussion and you will vote for the book you think is the best.

Salt to the Sea by Matthew
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a novel set during World War II and is told from 4 different people's perspectives, telling the story of how they c . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Adam
Wolf Hollow: Wolf Hollow is a book about a girl called Annabelle who is determined to uncover the mystery of when one of her fellow pupils go missing . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Fraser
I believe that Salt to the Sea is the best book set during WWII that I have ever read. The first person writing connects you deeply with the character . . .
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Railhead by Imran
Railhead by Philip Reeve was an enthralling book full of mysterious concepts and deep character arcs that I wanted to find out more about the further . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ben
The Smell of Other People's houses is a book that follows four main characters: Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank who all have different interests and ideas . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by James
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is written by Frank Cottrell Boyce which follows a boy named Prez, who is currently being fostered. He is met by a fa . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Morgan
Wolf Hollow was an interesting read it started off with the first sentence saying 'The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie.' which is a mysteri . . .
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Salt to the Sea by idrees
Salt to the sea is based at the time of WW2. It is told from four characters perspective, who are trying to escape Germany and are refugees .What I li . . .
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Beck by Theo
Beck is an amazing book by Mal Peet, of adventure, bravery and family. As Beck struggles through life, he feels as if something is missing, he figures . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Saam
Wolf Hollow was a very interesting review. The book was completely different to my usual reads such as "The CHERUB series" by Robert Muchamore or "The . . .
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Railhead by Ewan
Rail head is a book bout Zen starling a thief from cleave. He starts off in trouble when he steals from a jewelers. He then get forced to steal someth . . .
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Railhead by Imran
Railhead by Philip Reeve was an enthralling adventure,taking place over many different worlds that were all diverse and bizarre in their own way. Rail . . .
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Beck by Benedict
I feel like it was quite a good book,with some very interesting and intriguing parts, which keep you hooked for a very long time, and makes you not wa . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ethan
Wolf Hollow is a decent book, not amazing but not bad either. The characters are interesting, as is the story, but for the most part it isn't a page-t . . .
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Beck by Shae
I believe the book was unique and I have never read a book like it before. Beck is quite adventurous and I feel, and think many other readers will agr . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Chikelundu
This book is about a boy called Subhi and his life in a detention centre. It portrayed this very well. The only bad thing about the book was that it w . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Cameron
To start I didn't think the book was going to be too enjoyable or exciting after reading the first few pages. However, when you get further into the b . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Adam
I thought that the book was very good in its portrayal of the key scenes in the book. Sometimes it was a bit long winded however as you got towards th . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Sami
When I first started reading the book I wasn't very aware about the topic, and had never seen it in a book before. I think Zana Fraillon wrote this bo . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Alan
I really enjoyed this book because the way that it is told makes it very interesting. It is told from four different points of view in the first perso . . .
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Railhead by Benedict
Railhead by Philip Reeve is a very interesting book with lots of fantasy and adventure. The main character, Zen Starling, has a power which he doesn't . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mali
Overall, I believe this book was very good as it gave a detailed view of what life is like for refugee children and also adults. The plot is strong an . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Joseph
I rather enjoyed this book and just from reading the blurb on it, I thought it sounded interesting. I really enjoyed the first fifty pages of the book . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Matthew
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon is a novel which follows the life of Subhi, a refugee living in a refugee camp, from a third-person perspective. He . . .
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Wolf Hollow by James
Wolf Hollow is a very good book however in some parts of the book, it seems to be a little chaotic. The book is set in a small town in Americ . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Alan
I think that Sputniks guide to life on Earth was quite a funny book but was definitely aimed at younger readers than my age. The main character Prez . . .
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Railhead by Oliver
I enjoyed this book as I thought the characters were well developed and the plot was very strong. My favourite character is Nova as she is a human and . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ben
I liked the storyline of the book due to its complex nature however I would say that I found the two main characters at the start, Eli and Jimmie,diff . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ewan
After reading Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys I came up with this conclusion it is a story line with a lot of potential but I don’t like th . . .
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Railhead by Idrees
I really enjoyed the book, and thought it was very well written. The author creates an amazing imagined world. Furthermore the storyline is constantly . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Christopher
Wolf Hollow is an interesting book about a girl named Annabelle, when her world is turned upside down by the new girl, Betty. The book has a story lin . . .
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Beck by Ayomilekan
I think that Beck is a very well written book which is about a boy and his journey in the world. The themes of the book are love, relationships, trust . . .
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Beck by Morgan
I found Beck an interesting book as it created a world different to most peoples and showed how he learned to cope and adapt to that world.As of now t . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Saam
I think this book isn't the type of thing I normally read. The main character is not what I would expect for a normal book. The setting is quite usual . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Idrees
I personally found the Bone Sparrow too slow paced. However it did provide me with a deep insight into a country I hadn't heard of before. The book s . . .
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Railhead by Chikelundu
Very interesting book about a boy and trains. The ending was a bit short and felt like the author got bored at the end. Other than that it was good. . . .
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Beck by Ethan
Beck was an interesting read as it followed Beck around many environments and settings which made it exciting to read for the whole book. It contains . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Chikelundu
I think that it is a funny book about a boy and his grandfather and about their amazing bond together. Rating:7/10 . . .
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Ripley St Thomas C E Academy
Lancaster,
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
Lancaster,
Do you think that the book voted for by the reviewers should win, rather than the one chosen by adult librarians?

Yes
56% (173 votes)

No
44% (138 votes)

 
Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But
 

 
 

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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