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St Albans Girls School
St Albans, Herts
Group status: We have started shadowing the 2018 shortlist, which book will be the winner?!

We are a group of year 8 students supported by our 2 Librarians, Ms Darbyshire and Mrs Stelling, and we will meet regularly to discuss the books and update our list of what we've read so far. The week before the winner is announced, we will have a one hour meeting to discuss all books and cast our own votes.

The Hate U Give by Ebony
This book is about a run down black neighbourhood and how an innocent young youth was shot all because of a suspicious police officer who had mistaken . . .
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After the Fire by Amy
This book is about one girl who survived the Waco Siege. The book is really clever because it flips from before the siege to after it creating a stron . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sophie
An incredible story about a young girl called Crow who wants to learn about her past but there is some trouble on the way. I loved this book it was so . . .
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Rook by Sophie
A heart warming story about a teenagers struggle in secondary school and his brother and a certain rook called rooky. I really enjoyed it , a great q . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Srushti
Wed Wabbit is a story about a girl called Fidge who gets transported (along with her annoying cousin Graham) into the magical land of Wimbley Woos. Th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Scarlett
'Beyond the Bright Sea' was about an islander child called Crow who was tied to a skiff and sent out to sea, and eventually washed up on the island Cu . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Millie
Wed Wabbit is a great book about quirky and unique characters. Because of the cover, I thought the book would be childish (the characters were a bit) . . .
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Where the World Ends by Millie
I wasn't too keen on the book but I liked how there was something going on at all times so it never got boring. I would not have picked the book to re . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ebony
This book is about a girl named Crow. She was washed up on an island by riding the choppy sea in a small, handmade, wooden boat with nothing other tha . . .
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Saint Death by Scarlett
'Saint Death', in my opinion, was a very hard-hitting book that creates an image in your head, thanks to the author's precocious writing style, that m . . .
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After the Fire by Millie
This book was definitely different from any book I have read before, but like many amazing books, once I started reading, I could not put it down. The . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amy
This book is very unique and intriguing although it can be slightly confusing. The plot is interesting because it is full of different events making i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
I really enjoyed this book because it was a gentle story but with some hints of action. However, I found the book slightly boring at the beginning as . . .
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The Hate U Give by Millie
Once I had started reading this book, I could not put it down. The plot was so well written that, even though you may not be able to relate with the c . . .
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After the Fire by Sophie
After the Fire is a truly saddening story of the real horrors of gunfire and the after effects of wars and battles. Moonbeam tells the rollercoaster o . . .
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GFS Bookworms
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Verulam Reading Society
Mandeville Morphemes
St Albans, Herts
Townsend Church of England School
Which book are you most excited to Read

The Hate U Give
Wed Wabbit
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Saint Death
Beyond the Bright Sea
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has a background in comedy. Following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV; her credits include Father Ted, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You. Her first . .



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