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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
Group status: Firing through the 2017 shortlist!

Year Nine Carnegie Group

The 'de Stafford School Carnegie Group' is a group of Year Nine students and Year Ten mentors who share a passion for reading. The group analyses and debates each book on its merit. We meet each week to discuss the book we are currently reading, discussing our most favourite current reads.

Fardeen Dowlut

Wolf Hollow by Matthew
I read Wolf Hollow and it was a gripping story from start to finish. It's based in WW2 and a girl is trying to save a troubled man from being accused . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Matthew
I read 'The Stars at October Bend' and I thought the book was great. The book was very confusing at the start but once you got further into it, it bec . . .
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Railhead by Ava
The book 'Railhead' unfortunately had quite a slow and even more confusing beginning; therefore making for an unpleasant read of the first chapter. N . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Katie Spurgin
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Smell of Other People’s Houses’. The novel as a whole intertwines and links beautifully, with simple yet brilliant con . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Ava
The book 'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth' was a heart-warming tale that was exciting to read to discover what adventures the characters of Prez and . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Ava
This is a heart-warming book that proves to readers just how strong friendship and trust can truly be. It also makes you see deeper than what meets t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Tasha
This book didn't really meet my expectations, which was a shame since I had heard great things about it. Don't get me wrong, the storyline was a rathe . . .
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Railhead by Tasha
This book shows readers just how much we change our minds about things. Our opinions ever evolving and expanding with each new encounter we make. It a . . .
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Railhead by Shaula
'Railhead' is an extraordinary book, beautifully written, with many interesting plot twists, characters and surroundings. The protagonist, Zen, begins . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by matthew hurcomb
I read 'Sputnik' and overall I thought that the book was too childish for my age range. There was no real sense of excitement or wanting to read the b . . .
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Beck by Ava
The CILIP Carnegie awarded book, 'Beck', I found was quite a harsh tale that had many moments of unnecessary graphic and explicit description. This, . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ava
For me, 'The Smell of Other People's Houses' was a very interesting book as I loved learning about America's 49th state. However, in places of the plo . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Tasha
This book kept me waiting for answers to my questions, from who Toby is to why is Betty was doing such horrid things. It was well written, and the end . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Ava
I loved the book 'The Bone Sparrow'. I felt that as a reader, it was a very thought provoking book that all the way through. The narrative made you th . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Tasha
'Salt to the Sea' is a very cleverly written book, from the use of multiple points of view to the interesting plot I found myself wanting to find out . . .
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Railhead by Allan
Railhead is a truly remarkable book full of mystery, drama and it is jam packed full of action. The genius that is the literature of Philip Reeve, his . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Leila
"The Smell of Other People's Houses" is a beautiful, gritty novel about the life in Alaska. It begins with a gripping description of Ruth's childhood . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Thomas
'Sputniks Guide To Life On Earth' is about a dog from space that has come to save Earth. Sputnik, who is the dog, has to find ten things about Earth t . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Ava
The Stars at Oktober Bend was a well written book that delicately told the stories through the eyes of young teens that don't quite fit in. It really . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Shaula
Wolf Hollow is an inspiring book about discrimination, childhood decisions and, most importantly, protecting those few people you care about. The prot . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Shaula
The Bone Sparrow is a truly heart-warming story about hope, dreams and friendship. While it is saddening that people have to create such a book in ord . . .
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Beck by Alex
The book was about a young girl who sold herself to men for money. She did this to keep her family alive. She met a solider who got her pregnant. The . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Katie
“Salt to the Sea” is a gripping tale based in World War 2. The book follows four young people's stories, each one of them being affected by the wa . . .
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Beck by Paige
Beck was an incredible book as it showed a young boy, whose name is Beck, and his progression through his difficult and unforgiving life. It starts wi . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Eleanor Heasman
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth was an amazing book about a young boy and a space dog named Sputnik who have to save the earth from being shrunk by t . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ava
This Cilip Carnegie book was a heartfelt story of four individuals that have secrets and backgrounds that only nightmares could imagine, but soon enou . . .
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Which is your favourite book?

Harry Potter
32% (16 votes)

Game Of Thrones
2% (1 vote)

Lord Of The Rings
26% (13 votes)

Of Mice And Men
32% (16 votes)

Noughts and Crosses
8% (4 votes)

   
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
 

 
 

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Born and raised in Alaska and a longtime journalist for Alaska Public Radio, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock spent ten years fishing commercially and raised her children on a boat in Southeast Alaska - bringing a rare authenticity to her writing about America . .