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Reading School
Group status: Our book club meets every Tuesday lunchtime. We are enjoying reading all the books and posting our reviews.

Members of the Book Club with the Carnegie Shortlisted Books

Reading, is one of the most cultural towns in the UK and has produced talent of the calibre of Ricky Gervais, Kate Winslett and Henry Irvine. The Book Club at Reading School reflects this, bringing together boys from a variety of backgrounds with a shared interest of reading - not to mention the free biscuits on offer!

Mrs J.

After the Fire by Will
After the Fire is a fantastic book: it's interesting and powerful themes are accentuated by Will Hill's exciting writing, making you empathise with th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Patrick
'Beyond the Bright Sea' is a nice book, and well written. The narrative is good, and the setting that is created is very imaginable. Whilst the plot . . .
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Saint Death by Ben
I liked this book because there are lots of unexpected turning points in the book. Marcus Sedgwick also gives lots of detail about the surroundings, . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ben
This is a great read especially for adventurous people. A great page turner that grips you from beginning to end. All in all a great book to read. . . .
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Saint Death by Patrick
Sadly, this book, which contains a wonderful and interesting plot, is ruined by a style of writing where the author tries to be clever, or stimulating . . .
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Release by Patrick
A bit of a disappointment from an author, who has the capacity to write the most stunning fantasy fiction. With every new book release Ness falls fur . . .
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Release by Archie
He has done it again. Brilliant. Hard-hitting, perhaps the most emotional yet. This book proves us wrong when we thought Ness couldn't keep writing . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ben
I liked this book as it is very engaging. It starts a bit slowly but I liked the story more and more the further into it I got. I don't think I got . . .
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Saint Death by Tom
Arturo has to find money for his friend and himself. This story if based on the Mexican-American border. It has a brilliant story and it makes you o . . .
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Release by Harry
Having not read any of the other books written by Ness, I came into this book with very little in terms of expectations. Unfortunately, 'Release' was . . .
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The Abbey School
Palmer Park
Redlands Primary
Reading, Berks
New Christ Church Primary
Where's the most unusual place you have ever read anything?

On a airplane
On a toilet!
Up a tree
Under a waterfall
Doing a headstand!
At an airport
On a ship
At a bus stop
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori