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Group status: We're all sweating as we're all working hard and it is 4000000 degrees. This is our last meeting and we're all very giggly today. We're finishing up our blogs and reviews and we;re sad Carnegie is over for another year.

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We're a group of quirk and different individuals who all enjoy reading, sharing our views & opinions of those books. First we have Nicole, the library's her happy place and she's obsessively tidy and always makes sure her books are in perfect condition. She's a reader as she can't draw to save her life, in her own words. Moving to Vladimir when he decides to remember or not be late. He is like a computer genius which comes in handy and when he's not reading he's gaming or eating pizza which he obviously loves, because, come on, who doesn't? Next the most sensible of the group is Sarah. Sarah is quiet and the kindest person in the world. She loves Si-Fi books and when in a bookshop she always heads to young adult without doubt. The we have Jamie who is a great asset to the team. He loves reading so much that he can hardly put books down and ends up finishing them rapidly. He is fascinated by science and loves to play video games as well. Next is Blair who is a quick, witty and sacrcastic person. This is his second year in Carnegie and he still likes to make people laugh. He is also in love with science and finds it hard to fit Carnegie in with science club where he's dissecting an eyeball. Lastly me, Amy, I find there's nothing better than being curled up watching a good film or a book. I'm a fan-girl as I adore Marvel movies, Harry Potter series, the Hobbit & Narnia and loads more. I cry at almost everything so my books and cinema tickets are crumpled with wet tears! For me a bookshop is home and the cinema, a way to escape.


Release by Amy
After loving 'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness so much words can't describe it, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of 'Release . . .
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Rook by Amy
I really didn't know what to expect from "Rook", but in the end up I really enjoyed it. It was such a clever little story that put smile on my face. I . . .
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Rook by Jamie
this book seems like it was aimed more at younger readers, and it also has a lot of symbolism that you would probably understand more if you read the . . .
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After the Fire by Blair
This is an amazing book as it tells the story of her life in chapters before the fire . I also like how it tells the story of her surviving the war - . . .
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After the Fire by Blair
I didn't like this book as it was very hard to follow between the characters and the setting . . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jamie
This book starts off a bit slow but as the story progresses it gets better. I thought the majority of the book wasn't that interesting but there are s . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
At first I thought this book was going to have a rubbish plot line and only have the interest of a 5 year old. I was sadly mistaken. Wed Wabbit is pos . . .
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Release by Jamie
This book has two stories going on at the same time and I enjoyed both of them. the main story was the best one because it was the longest and it didn . . .
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Rook by Nicole
Anthony McGowan's third installment to the 'Our Kenny and Nicky' series Rook was a Semi accurate depiction of what it's like in the life of a teenager . . .
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Rook by Sarah
The rook is a very interesting book. It is based around a boy named Nicky , at the beginning he and his little brother found a rook and his little bro . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
I didn't know what to expect from this book going into it but I was actually pleasantly surprised. Lauren Wolk has a beautiful style of writing which . . .
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Release by Nicole
Patrick Ness' Release follows one Saturday in the life of Adam Thorn, a mostly closeted, gay seventeen year old so of a preacher and part of an intens . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jamie
The Hate U Give is a book about a girl called Starr who witnesses her best friend Khalil get shot by a police officer. Its a really inspiring book and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Nicole
in Geraldine McCaughreans 'Where the World Ends' it's summer 1727 and on a remote sea stac a group of three men and nine boys have been dropped off an . . .
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What's your favourite book from this years Carnegie Shawoding CILIP shortlist?

Saint Death
The Hate U Give
After The Fire
Wed Wabbit
Where The World Ends
Beyond The Bright Sea
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .



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