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Ansford Academy

Group status: All busy reading and discussing. Next meeting: 24th May
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Ivy & Charlotte

Saint Death by Wally :D
This book is decent. It makes you think about a certain orange man who is building a wall around the border. The poor Mexican people deserve a better . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ivy
Wed Wabbit is a very good book for the age group it's targeted at. It includes real life problems in a way that people of all ages can understand. I l . . .
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Release by Daisy
I liked this book because of the way it looked at daily life from the point of view of someone who is gay, who is part of a religious family and is re . . .
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Release by Charlotte
Personally I didn't particularly like this book very much because I found it a little bit boring and I didn't understand the plot. But I guess it depe . . .
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Release by James
This book describes the life of someone who is gay and shows the discrimination they still have to go through. It looks at the world through someone e . . .
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Saint Death by George Turner
I didn't enjoy Saint Death. It was interesting but very slow. It lagged on until the last 30 pages when it started to get exciting. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Wally :D
This is a great book. I think it could definitely win, as I liked it just as much as After The Fire which is one of the best books I've read. I link t . . .
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After the Fire by isaac
I like After the Fire because it is a really quick read, even though it looks like a thick book. Full of action, it is a must read. . . .
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After the Fire by George Turner
After the fire is and interesting book. It opens your eyes more and shows you how seriously people take religion. I like how it's not in chronological . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lydia
I didn't particularly enjoy Beyond The Bright Sea, but I did like the cultural references and how picturesque it was. The author used very detailed an . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lucy
Wed Wabbit was a little bit boring to start with but towards the end it got more interesting once they started to solve the problems. It didn't take m . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Thomas
A slow book at first but gradually growing to be an average book that you simply pick up, read and then put down. A good plot and style in the charact . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lydia
My first impressions of Wed Wabbit weren't great, because I thought that the story would be too fantasy based and childish to enjoy, but I was proved . . .
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Release by Ivy
Release is a very well written book about a day in a gay person's life, his hobby is running and during his day he has the task of buying flowers. As . . .
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After the Fire by Lucy
'After The Fire' was a good book, in my opinion it wasn't the best book ever. Towards the end, it got better and I really enjoyed the end where she ev . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Daisy C
I didn't really enjoy this book as I felt that the story was quite confusing and most of the time I didn't know what was going on, however I felt that . . .
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Release by Eleanor
A good but a bit uncomfortable book. It has an interesting plot but it drags on a bit as it describes Adam's whole day. The book also links with his l . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Thomas
A book for younger children who would enjoy that sort of thing as it has lots of good imagination put into it. A good level of knowledge in how to mak . . .
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Rook by Matt
This book is quite strange. For me it is quite boring but for a younger age group it may be more enjoyable. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jess
I liked Wed Wabbit, it turned reality into a sort of game. However it is very childish and unbelievable, and that's what made me like it, it acted as . . .
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Wed Wabbit by James
This book is a very well put together book. There are many clues within the book. Sometimes it was very predictable. It has an important message about . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lydia
Beyond The Bright Sea was a very predictable yet interesting book and although it took a while to get in to it, I enjoyed it after I did. . . .
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Rook by Isaac
Rook is okay but I did not really like the characters therefore I don't like the book much. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lydia
The Hate U Give is a great book and I liked how you were seeing the story through her eyes. I also enjoyed picturing the scenery around me as I read. . . .
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After the Fire by Enya
I think that this is one of the best books that I have ever read, I really liked the setting and storyline of the book and the way that new informatio . . .
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After the Fire by Lydia
After The Fire is a mesmerising book with so many good morals, I liked the plot line the best. It doesn't take long at all to get in to and you can p . . .
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Where the World Ends by isaac
Where The World Ends is slow book and hard to get into and I lost the plot a bit so it's not a great book but it is nothing like any book I have ever . . .
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Release by Kayla
I like how at the ending of Release the two stories link up in a nice way and I like that there were two stories with one being about real life proble . . .
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Release by Lucy
I didn't enjoy Release. It didn't take me that long to read though. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend because I don't think that they would like it. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Enya
I quite enjoyed this book as it was funny and had an unusual and unique storyline. I absolutely loved the characters as I thought that they were crazy . . .
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Release by Lydia
Release was a unique book that takes a while for you to get in to. It was confusing at first with the two different story lines, but it was intriguing . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lucy
It was a very good book which I enjoyed quite a lot. It took me while to read it but it was worth it. At the beginning I was a bit confused but when I . . .
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Where the World Ends by Eleanor
An interesting book but not as captivating as After the Fire. I did think the characters were very interesting and serious. My favorite part was John' . . .
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Rook by Beatrice
I loved the style of the book and you can really relate to the characters. The story line is really intriguing and the author really hooks you to the . . .
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Release by Lainey
I think this book is very compelling. The one word title gets you thinking about what will happen, although you don't realize what it means until furt . . .
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Release by Thomas
Good in the way of two stories tying up at the end but otherwise a sort of difficult book to understand. I would recommend reading it and trying to un . . .
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Rook by Ivy
I thought Rook was a confusing book that I couldn't really get into. There are definitely morals and good meanings in the book but it seemed to end be . . .
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After the Fire by Ivy
After the fire is an amazingly written book which shows the emotions and changes in characters really well. It is about a girl who lived in a compound . . .
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Rook by Daisy.P
Rook is a short tale about a boy`s struggle with a broken home and bullying. I enjoyed the book however it did have some faults, as i feel that the en . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Maisy
I really enjoyed this book. I think that the front cover of the book displayed it as a childish book but however it is still very gripping for older r . . .
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After the Fire by Daisy.P
After the fire is simply amazing, with intuitive narrative and a unique take on religion I have confidence that it could win. It was hard to put the b . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lainey
To begin with I thought this book would be very dull, because nothing much was happening. But that's when the action started. Things got more exciting . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lainey
To begin with I thought this book would be very dull, because nothing much was happening. But that's when the action started. Things got more exciting . . .
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Rook by Lydia
Rook was a very interesting and captivating book. It had moments that kept you on edge and moments that left you thinking after a chapter had finished . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Daisy. P
Wed Wabbit is a charming book about the importance of diversity and family. It`s unique concept is similar to that of Alice in Wonderland with a twist . . .
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The Hate U Give by Thomas
Brilliant in every way as it has a really good plot and great characters, the whole thing is awesome and I love the ending as it concludes in a good w . . .
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Release by Charlotte
I really enjoyed Release I thought that it was action-packed and exciting though I found it hard to remember that everything in the book happened in o . . .
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Rook by George Turner
Rook is a heartwarming tale. There is always a part of the novel when you can connect to one of the charters. It is a short book, however it is a page . . .
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After the Fire by Charlotte
I really loved this book. I love the way the author lays out the story and how the characters develop throughout the story. I also like the way that W . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ivy
Where the World Ends is a book about a bird hunting group who go out to 'the stack' every year to hunt for birds. I think the problem in the storyline . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Enya
I enjoyed reading this book. I especially enjoyed the setting and characters as they are unique and not many books are set on a small island. Once I h . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lucy
I thought that 'Beyond the Bright Sea' was a very good book. It was slow moving at the start and not very interesting but not very far into the book I . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lydia
Overall, I thought that 'Where The World Ends' wasn't a very good book. Its plot changed and jumped drastically throughout the book, but its character . . .
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After the Fire by James
I believe that I have picked the winner of the Carnegie as my first book. This book is gripping and I couldn't put it down. The story is very differen . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lainey Freeman
I really enjoyed this book because it stresses the importance of equality. The characters develop and you get to see what they really feel. There are . . .
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Where the World Ends by Emma
I liked how the book was based on a true event and I liked the illustrations of the birds at the beginning of a new chapter and at the end. What I did . . .
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Rook by James
A great book which is very easy to relate to. You can feel the struggle that he goes through and it is very emotional at some points. The situation th . . .
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Release by Florence
I loved this book. I love how the characters develop and change their personality throughout the book. It's a very original topic to talk about and I . . .
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The Hate U Give by Kayla
I really enjoyed this book because it gave me different perspectives on a subject I had not previously known about. . . .
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Rook by Jess
It was a great book, I really enjoyed it but it was incredibly short and I felt the rook was completely pointless to the plot. I could, however, rela . . .
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Wincanton Primary
Somerset,
King's Bruton
uk,
Ansford
Castle Cary, Somerset
Lovington Church of England Primary School
Somerset,
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Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
 

 
 

Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .