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Bishops Stortford College Prep School
Bishops Stortford,
Group status: We are meeting every Thursday in the library, to discuss the shortlisted books (which we love!)

2018 Carnegie Shadowers

We are a group of book enthusiasts and aspire to become members of the Carnegie selection panel! We have weekly meetings in which we have lively debates as we all champion different titles for different reasons.

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Rook by Edward
This book was a realistic and fast paced book which I really enjoyed. The characters really gripped me and a surprisingly happy ending. It was short . . .
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Rook by Lola
I think that this book was lovely but a bit toostraightforward. It would talk very basically, whereas I like song-like descriptions. I got a bit confu . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Madeline
I thought this book was well written but I thought the plot itself wasn't as good. But this book shows you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. . . .
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Saint Death by Charlie
This book is about a boy who lives near the Mexican/American border. I really like this book because it has good descriptions and it makes me want to . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charlie
I liked Wed Wabbit because of its simplicity, but I also liked it because her sister ruins her holiday which then ends up with her being sucked into t . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Charlie
I liked Wed Wabbit because of its simplicity, but i also liked it because her sister ruins her holiday which then ends up with her being sucked into t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lola
I absolutely adored this novel. It was a wonder to read, I couldn't put it down. I think that the American slang was hard to understand as I am not u . . .
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Rook by Charlie
First of all the simplicity of the writing makes it good to read and easy to understand the character and see the situation in their point of view. Se . . .
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Where the World Ends by Edward
Where the World Ends was written with really good language and the characters were clear in my head. However the storyline really dragged on it starte . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lola
I personally think that Beyond the Bright Sea was a brilliant descriptive book, with beautiful language. I think that it could have described Osh and . . .
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Rook by Millie
It was a short read but was a good story. It had lots of good dialogue but I felt there could have been more description. . . .
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After the Fire by Rebecca
After the fire is a gripping novel which is based on the true event of the Waco siege in 1993. Will Hill the author of this book did an amazing job of . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rebecca
Wed wabbit is a funny and light-hearted story about a young girl called Minnie who loves her toy rabbit (or ‘wabbit ‘ as she calls it because she refu . . .
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After the Fire by millie
this book had an amazing tale and plot. I was awake at night thinking about it. I was in another world reading it. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Edward
This book was written with good language. However the plot was a bit dull and the story was hard to finish. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by millie
I didn't like this book as it was very slow and nothing much happened. When the big secret came out, who her parents were, came out it was expected an . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Edward
This was a really original and unique idea for a book and a great and extremely weird plot (which is not a bad thing!) I couldn’t put down this book . . .
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Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .