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College Pierre et Marie Curie, College Les Hauts Grillets, College Lycee International, British Section
St Germain-en-Laye Cedex ,
Group status: The Year 9 pupils have started the marathon task of reading as many of the eight Carnegie books as they can squeeze into their busy academic week. Well done and keep reading!

John Benney and Louis Sharma from PMC have written this poem.

We are Year 9 pupils in the British Section of a French 'Lycée international' spread across three sites just outside Paris.

Mrs Rees

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Catherine
The Stars at Oktober Bend is the most beautiful story I have ever read. Alice, the main character, was mentally handicapped after a mysterious accide . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Elisabeth
This novel tells the story of a young girl named Annabelle who lives in a place called Wolf Hollow. She meets a new girl at her school, Betty Glengarr . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elsa C
At first, I did not think I would like this book, as it depicts a serious topic I rarely read about: immigration and refugees. However, I found its p . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Kirk
Annabelle, the main character is a young ordinary girl who goes to school during the second world war. It is exactly the year 1943. Many of her Pennsy . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emily Z.
**spoiler alert** A very charmingly told story. Annabelle's point of view is gentle and her bravery, kindness and devotion make her very real and swee . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Moulet
Spunik's Guide to Life on Earth is a book packed with hilarious jokes and a thrilling adventure. Prez, the main character, is the grandson of an old s . . .
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Railhead by CiaraM
Railhead is about a boy named Zen who is asked to conduct a theft aboard a legendary train. During the assignment Zen reveals different secrets at the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Charlie W
I enjoyed this book, but I definitely prefered some characters to others. My favorite character was Florian, as soon as I read his first entry I wante . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Rosa
I found this book quite hard to get into but once you get through the first couple of chapters it is really captivating and a lot actually happens in . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Toscane
This book first grabbed my attention by it's title and book cover and I really enjoyed reading it. The story is very original, it tells the interconne . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Flynn
This book didn't particularly lean towards my liking. It was distinctive compared to most books I usually read. A story of several tragedies. A lot of . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ralph
Salt to the Sea is the story of four people, Emilia, Florian, Albert and Joana, who have been struck badly by the war. They all end up on the Wilhelm . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Arouny
This book really took me by surprise. It's not the genre I would usually go for, which is what makes the Carnegie Shadowing an interesting challenge. . . .
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Beck by Ralph
Beck, by Mal Peet, is the story of an orphan from Liverpool who gets sent to Canada. There he goes through many hardships until he finally finds his p . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Noemie
I quite liked this book. The style of writing is nice, the plot interesting. Wolk is skilled at making the characters seem real and attaching. I reall . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Noemie
I was very confused by this book at first. Already, when it is Alice 'speaking', there are no capital letters and it is just weirdly written. You real . . .
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Railhead by Flynn
This was an intriguing read. A bit difficult to comprehend during the first hundred pages. However, much is explained later on in the book. I found th . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emily Z.
A truly wonderful book. The story being told with different perspectives makes it so delightful and interesting and I loved how all the plots intertwi . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Arouny
I had mixed feelings when I finished this book. Overall, it was enjoyable with a good storyline and interesting characters. However, I felt it didn't . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Arouny
This novel was beautifully written; Glenda Millard truly gave life to Alice through her poetry, and you could feel that each sentence had been given c . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Emily Z.
This book really explores the importance of having people you hold dear close to you. Not only is the story heart-warming and beautiful, but it is als . . .
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Which of the 2017 Carnegie Medal shortlisted titles most explores human rights?

Beck by Mal Peet
Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
Railhead by Philip Reeve
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie Hitchcock
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
 
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp
 

 
 

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 . .