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, Keep Calm and Carnegie


It was a very pleasant surprise to see this Barrington Stoke book included in the Carnegie shortlist and a commendation should definitely go to the judges for choosing a book which promotes inclusion for reluctant and struggling readers.

Unfortunately though, I found the plot of the story quite lacking. The opening chapter - from the Rock's point of view - was a different and interesting perspective. However, from then on the story was rather predictable and although very touching to see Nicky's brotherly love towards his younger brother I didn't find the story very compelling. I wonder if I had read Brock first I would have got more from this novella..

With regret a 2/5.

Posted on: 30th April 2018 at 09:13 am

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