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Weald of Kent Grammar School
Tonbridge, Kent
Group status: Carnegie Greenaway 2018 at Weald is going to be bigger and better than ever before!

Sharing the books we have loved!

We are opinionated book lovers who are enjoying the challenge of reading books in genres and by authors that we wouldn't normally read. We meet once a week to eat lots of chocolate biscuits and share our views.

Mrs Wells

Release by Ella
Release is an engaging book about a young boy going about his day. He is gay and finally comes out to his parents as well as other out of the ordinary . . .
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Rook by Megan
To Girls, Don't be put off by the boyish cover and boy humour when you start to read this book;this book is so heartwarming and shows however chaotic . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Millie
As I have been reading the book Wed Wabbit I have discovered a peculiar world that is fun to explore. The language technique holds your focus and you . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ros
This book is about a girl from an island unknown who, when she was young, was put on a boat and sent to another island. When she starts to see a fire . . .
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Release by Kathryn
Release Release is an interesting book about acceptance of yourself, and getting others to accept you as well. I found that Release didn't contr . . .
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After the Fire by Megan 7H
I have only read a little of this, as the swearing put me off, but the first few chapters were very exciting. Will Hill has taken modern life into pe . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amelia
The Hate U Give is an amazing book about a black girl called Starr who has experienced a traumatizing event that she can never forget. When a white po . . .
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Where the World Ends by Megan
I am only halfway through this book, but am enjoying it so far. I have loved the plot twists so far (my jaw dropped at one of the twists) as they ha . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Ros
This book seems normal at first but as you progress through it you see that is full of the unexpected. The more you find out the more you want to find . . .
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Where the World Ends by Roslyn
This book is: Entertaining, tantalising, surprising and inspiring. It keeps you reading and a surprise is waiting on every page! Who knew anyone c . . .
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After the Fire by Kitty
I think this book was a very sad story but a very gripping read and I recommend it to people who like a bit of mystery and sad stories. It is about a . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Lily
This book has so many great illustrations included in it! It is a very good book! The pictures in it made it even more exciting. It is a great story a . . .
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Thornhill by Ella
I loved Thornhill as it was presented through split narrative, but this was done by the writer by using a diary and pictures to portray two different . . .
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Where the World Ends by Maia
Where the World Ends is an exciting book about a group of boys who go fowling, but when no-one comes to rescue them they are struggling to survive. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ella
The Hate U Give is a book all about the way the police react to people of different ethnic groups. It follows a girl named Starr who has two very diff . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Harriet
I found this book explained the true meaning of friendship very effectively with its black and white illustrations, especially when the story begins t . . .
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What makes a book 'good' in your opinion?

An engaging main character
A gripping plot
A magical setting
Plenty of suspense
A central mystery to solve
A happy ending
Unexpected twists and turns
Beautiful writing
 
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
 

 
 

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .