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Braes High School
Group status: We are into our fourth week of shadowing and some of the group have been writing their thoughts on 'What reading means to me' for the ALCS competition. Some have started reviews of the books they are reading. The Patrick Ness book has divided opinion -

Braes High Reading Group

Group consists of twelve girls and four boys. Most are keen readers and love to discuss the books. Some are finished and have a definite winner.Timescale is challenging for Scottish pupils because some of the group are fast track pupils who sit major exams in third year and Carnegie doesn't give them much time to read after the exams. Pupils are currently S1/2 and some are quite sophisticated readers.

St Mungo's High School
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of