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Addey & Stanhope Carnegie Club
Deptford, London
Group status: Come join us in the Library on Wednesdays after school 2.45pm - 3.15pm to discuss, borrow and review the Carnegie books!

Addey & Stanhope Book Club

Book Club meets on Wednesdays after school in the Library with Ms Williams the Librarian - all students welcome!
You don't have to read all 8 of the books on the shortlist to take part; and when you finish reading any of the shortlisted books don't forget to let us know what you thought of it and post a review on our page - go to Shadowing > Post a Review > search for our school > (Addey and Stanhope) and get writing!

Ms Williams

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Felicity
This is a really good book and I did enjoy the plot of the story in general. I believe that it includes a lot of accurate historical information along . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eminsaid
The plot of the book was amazing. It tells the story of a girl who is bored and unhappy with her life and breaks many Yaga rules. This leads to many p . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Fate
This book was a bit boring. But it was historically accurate and interesting because i learned things i did not know about the suffragettes. So far it . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Wasilewski
The book was quite harrowing. It is told by a young man called Samkad. It explores his journey to manhood, the customs of his tribe and the violent in . . .
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Rebound by Mrs Wasilewski
I found Rebound to be an easy book to read as it is written in verse. It explores grief and how it affects a family and friends. Charlie feels isolate . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs Wasilewski
It took me a while to get into the book, however once I did, I found that I enjoyed it. I learnt some interesting facts about life in the 1900's. Also . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Wasilewski
Poet X was an amazing, passionate book, that from time to time raised goose bumps on my arms. It was a book of discovery through poetry, trying to int . . .
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Long Way Down by Nada
I love this book, it got me thinking. It was quick, short and to the point. The ending was amazing. I thought he was dead and was going with his dead . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Nada
I didn't enjoy this story as much as the others. It was a good book but it didn't have a huge climax nor a definite resolution. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Nada
I had a different view of this book than any of my friends. I found it exciting. I loved seeing Makepeace act boring and slow then suddenly reveal her . . .
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Bone Talk by Nada
Bone Talk really lets you see through the perspective of Samuel. You see him fighting many emotions as well as the sudden appearance of the Americans. . . .
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The Poet X by Nada
This a very emotional book that talks about sensitive matters. You feel what X is feeling throughout the whole book. I would recommend this book to an . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ms Wasilewski
Tears filled my eyes quite a few times while I read this, but it was an honest look how grief touches the lives of young people and of Mothers and Fat . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ms Wasilewski
I thought the concept of listening to ghosts' life stories and making food and drink for them, before guiding them to the afterlife was amazing. I lik . . .
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Rebound by Fate
I love verse books. Possibly my favourite type of books to read. I love rebound and all the drama, feeling between the adults and teens. I would recom . . .
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The Poet X by Fate
I love this book, it makes me not want to stop reading and learn more of what is and might happen next. CLIFT HANGER! I would recommed this book to t . . .
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Long Way Down by Rameen
This book was very unexpected, and maybe that is what I liked about it. This is one of the finest novels I have read and it is an ardent book to remem . . .
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The Poet X by Rameen
Poet X is one of the most high-spirited novels I have read, I loved this book so much, it is actually hard to define in simple words. Xiomara's hardsh . . .
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Long Way Down by Saskya
This book is amazing I really enjoyed it a lot. I liked the shape of the words on the page and how Will felt about his brother. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Fate
It is the sweetest kindest book, that does not talk about death and crime. I love how it talks about there are different worlds; that one is sweet and . . .
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Long Way Down by Fate
I love Long Way Down. The story it tells in each level that can relate to someone's life. It is very interesting and enjoyable to read - when you star . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Wasilewski
The book hit me like a bullet! I found it a very emotional read. It dealt with pain, grief and anger. I felt how trapped Will was and meeting all the . . .
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Long Way Down by Amira
I really liked this book because it was very dramatic and it was also emotional. The illustrations are very good too and they have a connection to the . . .
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Rebound by Rameen
I don't normally like poems as such, but this book was amazing, it wasn't poetry, but it was poetry weirdly. It was one of the most relaxing and uniqu . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Aleksandra
I enjoyed the different interpretation to the folktale Baba Yaga. As well as Marinka's story about fulfilling her destiny but then also having more pr . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Rameen
The House with Chicken legs is about Marinka being the next guardian after her Baba Yaga, she has a house which moves around as it has chicken legs. M . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Fate
I love The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. I love how it is adventurous and I love reading books which have feelings especially Marinka wh . . .
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Rebound by Nada
An amazing book written in freelance poetry. This book is about a boy with the dream to be a basketball player. He has certain restrictions that pull . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Nada
I liked Marinka and her story. Marinka deals with curiosity, loss, love, friendship, shock and change. Marinka explores a world that she was never abl . . .
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Which Carnegie book cover is your favourite?

The Poet X
Things A Bright Girl can Do
Rebound
The House With Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
Long Way Down
A Skinful of Shadows
The Land of Neverendings
 
Title: The Other Side of Truth
Author: Beverly Naidoo
Winning Year: 2000

This is a moving and topical story of a Nigerian brother and sister fleeing oppression and seeking asylum in the UK. It was written at the time of the killing of the radical journalist Ken Saro-Wiwa by General Sani Abacha. It skilfully blends fact and fic
 

 
 

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city's tough grit.

 

 

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