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Oundle School
Group status: We're busy reading all the books and enjoying lots of cake!

We're a group of keen readers in the First and Second Forms who meet in the library every week to talk about and review the Carnegie Medal shortlisted books.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Isabelle
The Smell of Other People’s Houses is an interesting book, but not quite as good as some of the others I have read from this list. It was all right, . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Thomas
I really enjoyed this book; its intense, mystical writing style really appealed to me. It was evocative and heart-wrenching. I also liked its fast pac . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Isabelle
'The Stars at Oktober Bend' is a charming and stunning story about love, friendship and family. I love the way this book is written, and I can’t hel . . .
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Railhead by Isabelle
'Railhead' is a richly imagined, science fiction novel, set in outer space, written by Carnegie Medal winner Philip Reeve. I love these types of books . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Joseph White
Overall, I found Wolf Hollow was an interesting book and I thought the book was beautifully written. However, I found some parts of chapters were slig . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Joseph White
Stars at Oktober Bend was a very deep and meaningful book, and is why I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it very easy to read and it was beautifully wri . . .
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Railhead by Joseph White
Railhead was an enjoyable read. I loved the way the book was set in a completely different galaxy and is what gave the book its gripping storyline. I . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Thomas
The Bone Sparrow's emotional, innocent style really drew me in, and certainly was what made the book for me. Although not the type of book I would rea . . .
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Beck by Thomas
At first, I was really looking forward towards reading Beck because it was the type of book which I don't read often. However, it turned out to be a h . . .
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Beck by Joseph White
'Beck' by Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff is a harrowing novel. However, the inappropriate language and flat story line meant that I did not find the novel gr . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Thomas
I thoroughly enjoyed Sputnik's guide to life on Earth and its fun, light feel. I would particularly credit the writer's style which really made the bo . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Joseph White
4 Characters, 4 hidden secrets, 1 war, 1 ship. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was an amazing read, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set in wartime Germany . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Joseph White
I enjoyed reading 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. A book about four different characters and their lives, which become . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Joseph White
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bone Sparrow, as it was gripping and meaningful. The storyline throughout was very deep and somber and represented a fair . . .
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Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


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