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St Mary's School
Gerrards Cross, Bucks
Group status: Busy reading the shortlisted books!

The more you know the less you fear!

We are in an all girls school and are in Years 7 -13. We love reading! The Carnegie scheme encourages us to explore books that we probably would not have read otherwise. This is the third year our school has been involved in the Shadowing program and we will definitely be carrying on in the future. Some of us are new to Carnegie, while others are carrying on after a year of already being involved in reading. We have some mixed reviews for each of the books, ranging from from steaming hot to freezing cold. In our club we are going to explore and discover this years' themes of humanity, equality and tolerance. Please note that some of our reviews have strong views and are not meant to be personal.

Siyona, Ambi And Amy A

Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs Murray
This is the first book to read on the list of 8 .I chose Beyond the Bright Sea initially because I really enjoyed Wolf Hollow from last years short l . . .
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The Hate U Give by Layla
Lots of swear words and it is hard to read around them. Not the book I feel comfortable reading! . . .
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Where the World Ends by Layla
Very detailed and thorough book. However, for me, I did not get stuck into the book the way I usually do with the books I love. I'm sure others . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs M
It took me a while to get into this book but once it hooked me I couldn't put it down !This is a trailblazing book that confronts issues that are so t . . .
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Rook by Pretty Tree
I really enjoyed this book and I would love to read more books by Anthony McGowan. I really liked the way he managed to fit a lot into a very small bo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Layla
I really enjoyed this book. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down. My favourite bit was when the Wimbley Land is fixed again. I would r . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Aanya
Wed Wabbit is an exciting, fun, thrilling book! it is about a 12 year old girl called Fidge and her little sister named Minnie. Fidge gets transported . . .
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After the Fire by molls
good book, but im such a sllllloooooowwwww reader. the story so far is so good but havent got far. its good how the author explains about what the gir . . .
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West London Academy
Churchmead C of E School
Datchet, BERKS
Buckingham College School
Harrow, Middlesex
St Margaret's School Bushey
Where do you enjoy reading?

In front of the TV
In bed
In a car
In a hamock
In a quiet place
I don't read
I don't care
Title: Skellig
Author: David Almond
Winning Year: 1998

Michael's baby sister is ill. Her condition becomes life-threatening and the family faces the nightmare of an operation to save her life. Michael turns to his new friend Mina and the strange being, Skellig, who has been living beneath the crumbling garag


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 London.



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