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Abbot Beyne School
Staffordshire,
Group status: We're reading fast and furious!
A small, select group of year 8 and 9 students, reading and enjoying the Carnegie shortlisted titles with Librarian Mrs Herbstritt and assistant Mrs Hodgetts.


Where the World Ends by A
Where the World Ends in my opinion is not my type of book as it isn't as interesting as it made itself seem at times. The plot includes a group of fow . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs Hodgetts
This was my last book to read and review. I enjoyed reading this, but it is possibly my least favourite - the book is well written and descriptive, . . .
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Where the World Ends by Emily
I started reading Where the World Ends and the storyline did interest me. I didn't really like the third person narrator I think I would've enjoyed it . . .
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Release by T.G
For me the start of the book was amazing. As I read towards the middle of the book, it went kind of slow but that’s understandable. The end was good b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Hodgetts
I wouldn't have chosen this book to read, however once I started reading I have to say that I did enjoy it. Written almost on two levels, 1 aimed at . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Hodgetts
I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book! But I really enjoyed the whole story line - the sense of abandonment, of not knowing where she be . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Hodgetts
Whilst I enjoyed this book - I have to say it is only suitable for the more mature or older reader, due in part to the issues it is written about and . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs Hodgetts
This story plot about a cult appealed to me as I read the blurb on the back of the book, and I'm glad to say didn't disappoint either. Told from the . . .
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Release by Mrs Hodgetts
Absolutely loved this book, couldn't put it down and yet didn't want it to end either! Beautifully written, incredibly moving - the stories intertwin . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs Hodgetts
Whilst I enjoyed reading this book, I don't think it will appeal to everyone. The story builds slowly to it's almost inevitable climax - the tension . . .
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Rook by Mrs Hodgetts
Really enjoyed this book, which is the first I have read from this year's shortlist. The story centres around the two brothers Kenny and Nicky, thei . . .
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William Allitt School
Newhall,
Pingle Pageturners
Swadlincote,
 
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 jus
 

 
 

Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk graduated from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women’s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Centre, and then worked as both an editor and an Englis . . .