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Carnegie Critics
Ascot, Berkshire
Group status: Carnegie Critics meets on Wednesdays

Some of our members at the Carnegie shelves

Our Carnegie Critics meet weekly to discuss and debate the shortlisted books.

The Carnegie Critics

Saint Death by Seren
Saint Death, is a fast paced adrenaline pumping book. You get to follow Arturo, as he survives the harsh conditions of poverty. In this book, no one i . . .
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After the Fire by Veronika
After the Fire by Will Hill makes you feel everything at once: excitement, fear, worry, joy and anticipation. It leaves you wanting more and it is alm . . .
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Rook by Keira
I found Rook to be a great book. Even though it is part of a series by Anthony McGowan and this was the third one, I still really liked it and didn't . . .
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After the Fire by Charlotte
Will Hill has written a compelling book full of twists and turns which make your head spin brilliantly. Moonbeam has horrors in her past and as the bo . . .
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The Hate U Give by Maya
I really loved The Hate U Give because it was such a touching story and Starr is such a strong heroine. Sometimes, when a book is slow, you give up on . . .
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The Hate U Give by Tilly
This book made you understand struggles that a completely different society face. I realise how much one death could mean and what impacts could happe . . .
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After the Fire by Tilly
I loved after the fire. It had so many twist and turns that made me keep reading. So much has happened and at the end you realise how brave she really . . .
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St Mary's Ascot
Ascot, Berkshire
Ascot Heath Junior School
Ascot, Berks
Birchwood Academy Yr 5s
The Second Chapter
which carnegie book has the best lead character?

After the Fire
Beyond the Bright Sea
Saint Death
The Hate U Give
Web Wabbit
Where the World Ends
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Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


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 . . .