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Reading Realm
Group status: Most of us now believe that After the Fire is likely to win, but Saint Death and The Hate You Give are also in the running for the prize. We can see some common themes in the stories: isolation, belonging, mental turmoil. The range of stories is very wide

Our Fabulous Reading Club!!!

We are Reading Realm from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School In Faversham, Kent. We are a group of enthusiastic students and a devoted member of staff. We meet every Friday lunch time and enjoy reading and talking about books. We are very sad that Phillip Reeve's new book Black Light Express is not on the shortlist.

Alfie M assisted by Toby H

Saint Death by Olivia
Saint Death was not my favourite book, but that does not mean it wasn't a good book. The language used and Spanish additions were interesting and adde . . .
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Where the World Ends by Rory
What a story! Interesting premise. Like After The Fire, it is based on a true story. I recommend it to anyone. . . .
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Rook by Rory
This book is short and sweet. However, I felt that is was slightly unrealistic. I recommend it to someone who wants a 1-hour read. . . .
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After the Fire by Rory
GREAT BOOK. Loved all the characters and I think it's going to win!!! It's based on the WACO SIEGE of 1993. I would Recommend it to all history lovers . . .
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Rook by Alfie
I found Rook a book with quite a bland plot that was easy to grasp. If i wanted to I could explain the plot in a minute. The characters were average a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Alfie
We'd Wabbit for me was a fun enjoyable and playful book with some interesting characters and plot. It tells us about a sort omental process going on i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Alfie
Wed Wabbit for me was a fun, enjoyable and playful book with some interesting characters and plot. It tells us about a sort of mental process going on . . .
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Where the World Ends by Alfie
Where the World Ends can't be described in any other way except 'perfect'. You can tell that the author has been writing for years. The way the book i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kimm
Naughtily, I judged this book by its cover and title; upon reading it I realised it was wrong of me to do so. When I looked at the cover and title, I . . .
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After the Fire by Alfie
After the Fire is one of those books that is extremely difficult to put down. It confronts a lot of sensitive subjects including corrupted religion an . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Alfie
I thought that this book was not quite good enough to get the medal but nonetheless it is still a brilliant book. It tells the heartbreaking story of . . .
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Saint Death by Lara
This book was good. Not brilliant, not awful, but good. There were definitely elements of tension, and at these points the book was incredibly grippin . . .
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Saint Death by Rory
WOW!!! What a grim, violent, confusing and amazing tale. Marcus Sedgewick's Saint Death is amazing. I have also the Raven Mysteries by Marcus Sedgwick . . .
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Where the World Ends by Toby
I think that is book is great for people, who like books full of suspense, because this book is full of it. I found the first few chapters weird and w . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rory
Wed Wabbit is the endearing story of two very different cousins, Fidge and Graham, who are whisked away to a real- life version of Fidge's sister's f . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aggie
I thought that the book was extremely good and real, and it gave a different view on communities and race. I wish it had had a full ending though. . . .
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Rook by Lara
This book was interesting, though something about it seemed somewhat unfinished. I love the idea of the story and it is generally a nice book although . . .
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After the Fire by Lara
After the Fire can only be described in one word - AMAZING. Its story is vividly told through the eyes of a young girl and is written in such a clever . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Gary
Wed Wabbit is a rather funny and cute book which describes its characters well and has you love them. I think it takes some inspiration from The Wizar . . .
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Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School
Fulston Manor School
Sittingbourne, Kent
Highsted Carnegie Group
Sittingbourne, Kent
The Westlands School
Sittingbourne, Kent
First Impressions Of Who Is a Potential Winner:

Beyond the Bright Sea
Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
After the Fire
Saint Death
The Hate u Give
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


Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 the first in a series of five was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .



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