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Manchester Academy
Group status: We have 35 pupils from Year 7-9 reading the shortlist this year. We have a League Table of Shadowers and are determined to become Carnegie Showing Champions by completing the whole shortlist in 10 weeks. We hope you enjoy our reviews!

Carnegie Judges 2017 We are a keen group of readers in Year 7 and 8 who are actively interested in Human Rights. We meet every Friday lunch time to talk about the shortlist, eat cake and look at each others reviews. We like to keep Carnegie competitive with a weekly prize for the best review.

Ms George

Where the World Ends by Siddiqui
Where the World ends is a book about people stuck on an island, but somehow doesn't feel cliche as you read it. It throws you into the story and keeps . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hamza
I really enjoyed this book as it touched on some very recent issues with the world as of today, while addressing them in a story peppered with love be . . .
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The Hate U Give by Layan
A book which rips your heartstrings from the truth it speaks. It inspires you to use your voice to change the world. . . .
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Saint Death by Abdirahman
Saint Death is a strong book on drugs leaving a country and crime it is a really good book for young adults. It is real strong words to show the effec . . .
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Release by Tanzila
I though it was a great book.My favourite character was the faun.I was confused when I had started reading the book then the part came up about the gi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Imran
I enjoyed Wed Wabbit because it was serous when it had to be yet childish and funny when it could be.The book shows what length the main character Fi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Abdirahman
Wed wabbit was a book with a really good context but the childish words really annoyed me.Its plot is very annoying and weird i did not get the part w . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Izzudiin
I believe Wed Wabbit is a very good book but doesn't stand out from the rest. I like the dramatic plot of her being transported to a different world a . . .
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Rook by Zakib
A very short and snappy book which is a strange one.However from the middle of the book the story doesn't get as interesting. if we compare this to a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Siddiqui
Beyond the Bright Sea is a book about a girl who wants to know about her family. The characters are described in detail over the course of the book an . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aisha.A
I enjoyed this book because it uses all different types of sentences such as Rhetorical questions.It is about a young girl called Starr.Her best frien . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sidiqui
Wed Wabbit is a hilarious book with a unique plot and it would be absolutely perfect if it wasn't for the ending. The book was hilarious and The chara . . .
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Saint Death by Dawud
I enjoyed saint death because the Arturo's friend comes out of nowhere,after one year asking for help.This leaves me wondering why would Arturo help h . . .
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Where the World Ends by Zakib
This book starts with with a strange line. so little detail it draws you in for another. this book is great for people who love survival or strange t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Izzudiin
I believe The Hate U Give(THUG) is a very good book for an impact of what black people have to go through when introduced to a white school. In the bo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Abdirahman
I have a really strong love to this book and i love the fact that a black girl has to go to a posh school and balance her homeland.The difference betw . . .
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Saint Death by izudin
i like saint death because it is intriuging because it has landlords drugs and gangs it is set in the mexican border and the heavily pregnant women . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Zakib
This book is like no other. It combines many different books into one with many aspects. This is a book which i enjoyed and loved making me wanting to . . .
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Saint Death by Amar
I liked how the book started with the reader being confused and mid-way through the characters were desperate to not lose the gamble, and I liked how . . .
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After the Fire by Siddiqui
After the Fire is a great book. It sacrifices some of its suspense by telling the story in a non-chronological order, but the result is a book that ma . . .
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After the Fire by Amar
After the fire was a great book, The book was building up every moment to clear up confusions and then ended with a great ending as she looked sad and . . .
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Saint Death by Izzudiin
I like how its talking about people who are living a hard life in Mexico and how you have to survive somehow. It also flashbacks to key moments of the . . .
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Saint Death by Abdullah
A book that clearly delineates what it means to have your life hanging on edge. 'Saint Death' is a book that shows the greed of human beings and the d . . .
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Reading Carnegie
Withington Girls' School
Withington Girls School
Manchester High School for Girls
What is your favourite book this year?

Saint Death
Wed Wabbit
Beyond the Bright Sea
After the Fire
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


Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls, the Chaos Walking series, More Than This, The Ask and the Answer, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, and The Crane Wife. He is twice winner . .