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Group status: Lots of reading to do, and loving the books so far!

The novels in verse are proving popular

Hi, This year all our readers are in Year 8. We are really enjoying the books so far- and can't wait to see who wins!

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eva
I loved this book! In the first couple of chapters, it didn't seem like anything was happening, but I gave it some patience and gradually I began not . . .
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Long Way Down by S
Long way down was quite a different read in many ways, starting with the unusual format of the book. It is written in blank verse, revolves around a t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lia
I enjoyed 'Things A Bright Girl Can Do', because it was really intriguing and taught me about World War One war and the Suffrage Movement from the poi . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Phoebe
A Skinful of Shadows is a very detailed book and helps you imagine the characters' feelings and surroundings. The story line was very unique and taugh . . .
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The Poet X by Honor
I thought the Poet X was great because it has lots of interesting elements, such as Xiamara'S relationship with her mother, twin brother and the boy a . . .
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The Poet X by cleo
I really liked this book. It shows the struggles of a teenage girl coming from a strict religious family. I think it can really help young teenage gir . . .
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The Poet X by Cora
I really loved this book. It shows life from a strong religious background with a strict Roman Catholicfamily. I feel like this could be very relatabl . . .
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The Poet X by Rafaela
The Poet X was a clever, raw novel which kept me interested. I thought the relationships in the novel were intriguing, layered and realistic in their . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Bea
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to friends. The land of Never Endings gives the reader a very interesting inside view . . .
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The Poet X by Julius
I enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. The layout of the book was in poetry form which made for a smooth read. The characters in the book . . .
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Rebound by nalu
I liked this book very much, maybe because of my love for sports. i became attached to the different characters in the book. My favourites are Chuck . . .
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Bone Talk by JJ
I really loved this book because it was very informative and I became attached to all the characters. Samkad had a very interesting personality and I . . .
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Long Way Down by MLM
I enjoyed this book and I found it easy and quick to read. I also enjoyed the open ending, leaving the reader in suspense and eager to read the next b . . .
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Rebound by JJ
I quite enjoyed this book becuase I loved the way it was laid out and it felt like quite a quick read. I liked how Charlie's personality changed when . . .
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Les petits docs - Greenaway
Holloway Hero's
Les petits docs - Carnegie
If you could be a fly on a wall, secretly observing a scene from one of the books, where would you most like to be:

Inside the lift as it descends to Level L? (Long Way Down)
At one of the special ceremonies to guide the dead through The Gate? (The House with Chicken Legs)
In the kitchen at Grizehayes? (A Skinful of Shadows)
At the the Bow Baths Hall Suffragette rally where May first met Nell? (Things a Bright Girl Can Do)
In one of Miss Galliano?s English lessons at Chisholm High School?(The Poet X)
By the Tree of Bones in Samkad?s village when Samkad was saved by his father from the snake? (Bone Talk)
On the basketball court with Charlie and Roxie? (Rebound)
With Bluey in Smockeroon? (The land of never-endings)
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Another novel in blank verse that you will enjoy. It won the Carnegie Medal in 2016. Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares