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Channing School
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2017 shadowers

We're currently recruiting readers from Years 7 - 10 to join the Channing Shadowers. We will meet weekly in the library on Thursdays at 1 pm starting on Thursday 15 March. Come and join us!

Ms Ramsden and Ms Beenstock

Where the World Ends by Ms Ramsden
This is such a compelling, imaginative reworking of a true story: a group of people stranded on an isolated rock off the coast of Scotland. It sparked . . .
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After the Fire by Charlotte
I think that this book was really good and had a very interesting and unique topic about religious cults which not many books focus on. Moonbeam is a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Leigh
I was keen to read this as (guiltily!) I found the cover so appealing and intriguing! I loved the opening of the novel and the setting and felt it all . . .
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Saint Death by Caitlin
Saint death is an amazing book which always makes your eyes widen in horror on when I turn the pages and heart thump. The main characters intrigue me . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Emily
I loved 'Beyond The Bright Sea', and I found the style quite similar to 'Wolf Hollow'. I enjoy these types of books and found it very hooking and myst . . .
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The Hate U Give by Charlotte
I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the movie to see how they portray it. Thomas succeeded in showing people the reality of racism today a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Irina
The Hate U Give is about a girl who is the only witness to her friend's shooting by a white police officer. I found this book particularly interesting . . .
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After the Fire by Amy
I really enjoyed reading After the Fire. I thought that there was never a dull moment and I also found it interesting that it was based on a true stor . . .
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The Hate U Give by Katherine
The Hate U Give is an amazing novel written by Angie Thomas. It is set in a small town in America. The main character, Starr, is suddenly pressurised . . .
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The Hate U Give by Maddie
I really like THUG because of the themes and the creative characters. I really like Starr because of how she understands and deals with her two best f . . .
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After the Fire by branwen
This book is quite expertly written. The ideas and themes that it includes are things that i would never normally think about, but this book has broug . . .
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Saint Death by Charlotte
Saint Death was a really gripping novel and I think that it was a really unique book because Sedgwick included good facts and information about the se . . .
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Rook by Ms Beenstock
A really enjoyable read. It's designed and written with dyslexic readers in mind with lots of white space and larger type - ideal for me! The characte . . .
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Rook by Anika
The first chapter with the perspective of the bird was fascinating and it's hard to not feel a bond with the characters. However, I could not say it . . .
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Rook by Katherine
'Rook' is a novel by Anthony McGowan and is narrated by Nicky, a boy who is in his early years at secondary school. It shows the problems he and any e . . .
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Saint Death by Ms Ramsden
'Saint Death' is about two teenagers growing up in a small town on the Mexico-US border. Arturo and Faustino have been friends since they were childre . . .
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Highgate School
Chapter 7
The H.I.P.P.Os
Which of these past Carnegie medal winners is your favourite?

'One' by Sarah Crossan
'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness
'Skellig' by David Almond
'Maggot Moon' by Sally Gardner
'Just in Case' by Meg Rosoff
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 ju