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QGS Carnegie Critics
Group status: We are reading our way through the shortlist.

An Independent Girls' School in South Kensington.

The Carnegie Critics are 16 girls ranging in age from Yr 7- Yr 10 as well as Mrs Scott and Miss Podavitte.

Mrs Scott - Head Librarian

Rook by Stephanie
Rook is a very short but meaningful book with a basic story line and simple vocabulary with the occasional swear word, however if you understand beyon . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jip
This book has quite a good story line, but it is a bit confusing in some parts, where the reader doesn't really know what is happening. It was an intr . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Annabel
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans is a book aimed for the younger age range (7-10 year olds). It is a lighthearted and fun book with a very pessimistic and cy . . .
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After the Fire by Annabel
After the Fire by Will Hill is a complex book giving an insight to what it’s like being brought up in a cult where forms of abuse are appropriate for . . .
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After the Fire by Stephanie
This is my favourite book out of the ones that I have read for the Clip Carnegie Medal 2018 because it addresses many aspects of human rights and it a . . .
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Rook by Lydia
I read the book 'Rook' and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I enjoyed it for multiple reasons, for example, it's a quick read and it has a simple plot. I've r . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jip
I really enjoyed this book and I thought it had a very good story line. This book gives a message of equality and to speak out and use your voice. The . . .
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After the Fire by Jip
This was an exciting book to read. I enjoyed that it went back and forth from before to after. This made it more intriguing as you would have to keep . . .
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The Hate U Give by Melinda
Starr is a Sixteen-year-old girl who is struggling with the challenges of growing up in a tough neighbourhood full of gangs, violence, and drugs. St . . .
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After the Fire by Anastasiia
“After the Fire” is a thrilling book, full of secrets to be unraveled. The structure of the book, changing between the narratives of the events before . . .
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Saint Death by Stephanie
It is shocking that the entirety of the book, roughly two hundred and fifty pages is only two days long in the story! Just two days of what was happen . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Stephanie
Last year, I highly enjoyed reading Wolf Hollow, also by Lauren Wolk and I was looking forward to reading this. Unfortunately, I preferred Wolf Hollow . . .
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Tolworth Library
Elm Wood School
Brentside High School
Which book are you enjoying the most so far?

Salt to the sea
the smell of other peoples houses
the bone sparrow
wolf hollow
Sputnik's guide to Living on earth
the stars at oktober bend
Rail Head
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick’s first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award, The . . .