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Selby High School
Selby, North Yorkshire
Group status: We've just launched our new group for 2017. Everyone is raring to go and looking forward to the challenge.

Selby High School 2017

Our group is now into the tenth year of taking part in the Carnegie Challenge here at Selby High School. Apart from our love of reading we are all hoping to make some new friends, staff as well as students. We have arranged sessions where we will meet up and discuss which book we think should win the award. Our group is extremely popular; this year we have a dedicated group of students all keen to take part in the challenge! I think we are in for some heated debates about which title should win, but let's wait see.

Salt to the Sea by alicia.
I read this book first and at the beginning it is quite confusing as to which character is which and you have to go back and remind yourself but it is . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Will
I read this book from start to end but I didn't like it at all, there was way to much character development which took over half of the book.You didn' . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Amy
At first I really struggled getting into the book, as I just found the narrative a bit dull. However the details and little descriptions throughout th . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emma
This book has an incredible and emotional storyline. It is about a girl called Annabelle who has lived in a place called Wolf Hollow all of her life. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Emma
When I first read the blurb of this book I thought it wasn't very age appropriate but as I started reading it did become more entertaining. There were . . .
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Brayton High School/Carnegie
Selby, North Yorkshire
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju