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Super Readers!!

Our group of shadowers includes students from across year 7, 8 and 11 and all are super readers! We meet up every Thursday morning in the Library during registration time, to read, discuss and write our reviews on the books with Mrs Mair the librarian. We're really looking forward to working our way through this year's selection and choosing our personal winner. We'd also love to meet up with any of the neighhouring schools, to have a lively debate and compare favourites! Students from the group "blog" each week to keep everyone up to date on how the group are getting on, with little "teasers" to tempt them to keep reading too! We can't wait to see which book finally wins!!

Natasha Holland-Williams

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Megan Hilton
I didn't really understand this book because there were barely any capital letters but it had beautiful poems and imagery. It was from a girl's point . . .
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Railhead by Dan
it was a confusing novel that was hard to follow and was not the best described either. I would not recommend it. . . .
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Railhead by Josh
Rail Head wasn't really good or fun to me as it took the majority of the book to get into it. The bits I read weren't vey good as I didn't really get . . .
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Railhead by Russell
Rail Head is an exciting, action packed story set in a dystopian universe where the story of a young boy who rides the rails is pulled into an incredi . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Aeron
I think this is a very good book which I have read and I loved it! . . .
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Tidy by Megan Hilton
This book was illustrated creatively without much detail, it would be really easy for young children to understand. The images alone told the story ve . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Natasha
An amazing story that broke my heart. However a few things puzzled me. After the torpedoes hit the story then reminded me of Titanic. Also I never und . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Imogen
A great book about Germany during WW2. Only minor questions are left unanswered but lets your imagination free. The way the book is written may cause . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Eliana
A sad book about a girl who was in an accident and is mentally crippled. The book hasn't got many capital letters but I still enjoyed it even thoug . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Josh
This book is about a girl called Subhi who is in an immigration camp, but there is a person on the other side of the fence. I found that this book is . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Natasha
This book is very engrossing and relatable to people who have been in similar situations. The characters are thrown into difficult situations but mira . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Eliana
I love this book because it makes you think about whether magic really exists and shines a spotlight on how friends don't matter even if you are diffe . . .
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