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Sandhurst, Berkshire
Group status: We are all busily reading the 2019 Shortlist. Another year of incredible reads.

Our readers clutching their Carnegie books

Our group is from Eagle House School in Sandhurst Berkshire. We are all 12 and 13 year olds and we like a variety of authors.

Bone Talk by Roni
This book is about the 'pre-westernised' Philippines, where a young boy, named Samkad, seeks to become a man in his tribal headhunting Bontok village . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by David
Things A Bright Girl is about women on the Home Front in WW1 and the extreme lengths suffragettes had to go for the vote. I feel like this book rushes . . .
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Long Way Down by Hatty
Long Way Down is set in the US in a black neighbourhood. Most of the book is set in an elevator, and it gives an insight into the main character's tho . . .
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Long Way Down by Izzie
I enjoyed reading Jason Reynold's book, Long Way Down because it had a lot of emotions in it. I liked how it was set in a lift and how he saw the dead . . .
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Rebound by Eddie
Rebound by Kwame Alexander. It is a really amazing and very emotional book, and shows how you should never give up, Charlie Bell (the main character) . . .
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Long Way Down by Gigi
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds was a brilliant book. It's storyline was great because you just wanted to know all of it from the start to finish, ma . . .
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Rebound by Izzie
Rebound by Kwame Alexander was a really good book to read because you couldn't put it down. It was pretty easy to read as it was in verse but I liked . . .
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Bone Talk by David
This book takes place in the Philippines during the American invasion, in 1899. It is focused upon the Bontok, a local tribe. Specifically a man in be . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Harriet
This book was a challenge to read because you had to really get into it in order to understand what was going on, but once I did, I started to really . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Harriet
I think that this is a really good book because it is one that most people can generally relate to. The idea of your childhood toys coming to life was . . .
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Long Way Down by David
Long Way Down is set in a majority black neighborhood in the U.S. It is written in slam poetry style. It is a dangerous area and many locals use guns . . .
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Who is your favourite author in 2019?

Patrick Ness
Sarah Crossan
Marcus Sedgwick
William Sutcliffe
Frances Hardinge
Anthony McGowan
Philip Reeve
Sally Nicholls
   
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something jus
 

 
 

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut n . .