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Norwich School Upper Fourth Form (year 8) are once again shadowing the Carnegie. A total of 98 readers. We will conclude the Carnegie season with a discussion forum on Friday 16th June. The group will discuss the books and then vote for our winner. There is a real buzz around reading at Norwich School... It is not just our English teachers who are involved, but teachers across the school read and participate in the final discussion forum.

Wolf Hollow by Toby
This book was particularly prevalent out of the 7 I have read. The book, set during World War 2, covered many strong topics, such as bullying, prejudi . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Abigail
This was a book the I would say unfolded throughout the story. It was quite slow and dull at the beginning and the end carried on for longer then it s . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Toby
This book conveyed the powerful message of covering up the truth about refugee camps. Subhi, the main character, meets an outsider who teaches him abo . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by joe
the bone sparrow was another moving story like the stars at oktober bend. the saddest bit was about a small boy that was a refugee and also had live i . . .
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Railhead by Toby
Personally, I disliked this book. This was particularly for the reason that it grew long and boring in parts. Towards the end I thought it wasn't that . . .
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Railhead by Abigail
This book was really well thought through. This was a book that I really had to concentrate hard on the plot and the increasing amount of plot lines. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by logan hardy
oktober bend is a different kind of book because its written in a child's perspective, also there is no punctuation in most of the book. It was quite . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Toby
This book captures the frail relationships and the deterioration of trust during World War 2. The Wilhelm Gustloff was the worst maritime disaster in . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jonny
I found Sputnik's Guide to life on Earth to be a book aimed at younger audiences with its language and sophistication but a more complicated plot save . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by xander
I like the way in which the book teaches how to live your life on earth as if you were a alien. It had a deep meaning, even though it did drag on a bi . . .
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i like how the book is like a teaching of how to live your life on earth if you were a alien. it had a deep meaning. even though it did drag on a bit. . . .
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Railhead by George Sommerville
I think Railhead is quite good because it is packed with adventure, and you never know what is going to happen next. There is a petty thief called Zen . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Abigail
The first thing I will say is that I don't think that the lack of punctuation worked. I understand what it was representing, but I think that it made . . .
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Railhead by Daniel
I really liked this read because it was amazing and different view into the future thinking outside of the box . . .
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Railhead by Mustafa
I quite enjoyed Railhead as it is packed with adventure, you never know what will happen next. There is a thief called Zen Starling, Zen Starling c . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by George
I'm going to start off by saying that this book was not as good as another book I read, Railhead. I think this book could have been condensed a bit an . . .
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Railhead by Nicola
I thought the book was a nice idea but I did not enjoy it because I thought it was a bit confusing. . . .
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Railhead by Adam
I found it interesting and packed with adventure.Zen Starling is a thief from a city, he crosses many Galaxies. He is sent on a mission . A mysterious . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by joe
this story was good but I think it dragged on for a bit too long. this story was very moving for me. alice was described in an unusual way but Glenda . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by lizzie
i thought that this book was really good and the use of showing everyone's opiniones really helped show emotion and different sides of the story befor . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Kaushal
Wolf Hollow was a great book with a clever plot line. the part that really drew me in was when everyone is searching for either Betty or Toby, because . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mustafa
Sputnik is a very interesting character, he believes if he follows the manual he will make something interesting. He has to find 10 things to save the . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by thomas
this book was not my favourite but it was still quite good. I didn't like the fact that on most pages the was not any punctuation on them. I think th . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Henry
I found that Wolf Hollow's best characteristic was how well it managed to portray the characters emotions. It captures the frustration in Annabelle's . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Abigail
I liked the way this book gave me an insight into the worlds of 4 different people. It was cleverly written, and all 4 had their own problems related . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by olivia
I really loved this book. I really liked the fact the chapters came from different points of view. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick b . . .
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Railhead by Ben
This book has a very interesting setting and an imaginative plot. It also keeps you wanting to read as questions within the plot are always there and . . .
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Wolf Hollow by pinto
I'm only a third of the way through this book but I'm torn as to whether I like it or not if I'm totally honest I find the main character a little bit . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Nicola
I thought the book was really good but a little bit childish for our age group. However the storyline was great and it had some funny bits of comedy i . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Lucy
Bone sparrow is a book full of emotion and contains a very heart-felt message. It is about a young boy who was born and lives inside a refugee camp. H . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Toby
This book was a great book, and really cleverly highlighted the intricate and delicate mind of somebody with autism or other serious mental issue. The . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by lizzie
i thought this book was really moving and emotional.the use of poems really helps show Alice`s emotions and what she is going through! the structure o . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Abigail
This book filled me with sorrowed joy, I thrived whilst reading it. the 4 people I book all had such different lives, but they all joined up at the ha . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emilia
I thought this book was interesting and very well written, the plot was moving and distinctive and I liked the way the writing and punctuation reflect . . .
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Railhead by xander
I love how the book keeps you on the edge of your seat.You never know what is going to happen next. The character really moves with you if zen dies yo . . .
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Railhead by Will
This book was not the best of them, I enjoyed seeing it in a different light and it did keep you on the edge every now and again but all in all I wasn . . .
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Railhead by joe
To start off this is a really good book as it absorbs you into the book so well. My favourite character was zen starling, he was really well described . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily
This abstract book was quite hard too follow but I really enjoyed it. I was so curious about Alice's past which means I was very in captivated by the . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Freddie
I like this book because I never know what is going to happen next. I thought that the end was disappointing because I thought there could have been m . . .
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Railhead by George
First of all I think that this was a very good book. It had me very intrigued and whenever I opened the book I got lost in the world of Railhead. Go . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Joe
Awful. Just awful. The pancake scene was good though. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Abigail
This was by far my most favourite book. It was fantastically written and surprising in every way. I loved how the mystery revealed itself the further . . .
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Railhead by thomas
When I read this book I always knew from the start that it was going to be a very good story line. Zen Starling started out as just a boy who loved be . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jake Pett
After reading the book about WW2 I have been clinging to the story line ever since. Each chapter is said from a different perspective, some of the na . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Daniel
I found the book a bit childish, it was quite clearly aimed at a younger audience, it was a quirky plot which I liked but it was also a bit predictabl . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mustafa
I think it is a good book, I like it as it was based on something devastating that actually occured in the past. I quite like it , as the immigrants a . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Will
I really love how this book intertwined with its-self by letting the characters find out about each other without knowing it; the way they would see e . . .
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Salt to the Sea by George Sommerville
After reading this book I thought that it was good because it is based on something that happened in the past. There are some immigrants that are . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Hamish
At first I found it very hard to read because of all the different characters, but then after I had got into the centre of the death-defying true stor . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emilia
I enjoyed this book immensely and also enjoyed following the terrific story of Subhi and Jimmie and watching their journey together through the eyes o . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Alice
I found the bone sparrow a very emotional book. I thought that it was very well written and easy to read. It really made me think about life for refug . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mustafa
I think it is a good book, I like it as it was based on something devastating that actually occured in the past. I quite like it , as the immigrants a . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emily
I thought that The Bone Sparrow was a thought provoking and emotional book. It really made be think about life for refugees and how they would feel. I . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Abigail
I found this book rather comical, though it is more aimed for a younger audience of readers.The way it was written was very swift and the plot was cle . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Benedict
I really enjoyed this book and I love how it was written in the perspective of four different people, it really helped me understand each character. W . . .
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Railhead by Jacob
I thought that Railhead was quite slow starting. But the train idea was an exciting new concept as a rocket flight can drag on and can be repetitive s . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Benjy
A bit confusing at first but once it got in to it it was very good and thought provoking. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Anna
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I never once considered stopping reading it (which I do multiple times to most of the books I read). I especially a . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jacob
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is one of my favorite books as for a whole week it was the only thing getting me out of bed. This is probably because . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Max
This was the first of the 7 that I have started reading and it lived up to my expectations in most areas. Although I found the end quite confusing due . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Isabella
The Stars at October Bend is an amazing book that is so well written. It gives you an insight into what goes on inside Alice's broken mind without tel . . .
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Notre Dame Readers
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The Hewett Academy Norwich
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NDHS Chocolate Biscuit Book Club
Norwich,
Notre Dame High School
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Which book has the most powerful ending?

Wolf Hollow
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Bone Sparrow
Rail Head
Sputnik's Guide to Life
Salt to the Sea
The Smell Of Other People's Houses
 
Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

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Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .

 

 

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