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Morpeth School
Bethnal Green, London
Group status: We're a group of year 7s meeting every two weeks to talk about books. We're reading books from the shortlist - although Katie (group leader) thinks that several of the books are not suitable for our age so we probably won't read them....





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Do you think the knife of never letting go is a good book?

yes
no
 
Title: Junk
Author: Melvin Burgess
Winning Year: 1996

Junk is the most controversial Carnegie winner yet. It unflinchingly tells the story of Tar and Gemma, who run away from home, move to Bristol and meet up with some squatters. It is superbly written, with a subtle character development achieved through a