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Idsall School
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Idsall - Books and love!

Hallo, we're definitely awake! Welcome to Idsall School's Group's Reviews and News for 2018. The book that Idsall students predicted will win judging by cover, blurb and first page is 'After the fire.' Let's see which book wins! Also, we'll be having an inter-school quiz at Idsall School, Shifnal called The Bashes - this quiz has been happening for over a decade and it's fun! Please get in touch if you'd like your school to be involved.

The fabulous duo, Tom and Ellouise!(Who hate eachother)

Where the World Ends by Tabitha
Oh my god , this is probably the most emotional shortlisted book I've read so far. As 'The Sunday Times' called it , it is 'emotionally thunderous'. B . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mrs. H.
Surprised how much I enjoyed this. A fifth of the way through, I did think 'Oh no! Not another depressing book by McCaughrean.' This is the first book . . .
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Release by Makenzie
Release was also a brilliant read; however, it sort of put me off in some places. . . .
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After the Fire by Makenzie
After The Fire was an excellent read, and i think it should win. . . .
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Release by Mrs. H.
Gosh and erm. Well, I learnt a lot about gay sex through reading this book. At times, it's the Kama Sutra for gay teenagers but without the pictures. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Mrs. H.
'Beyond the Bright Sea' was a lovely, simple story. The story was beautifully told, all the characters were strong and the ending was good. . . .
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Where the World Ends by Ellouise
I think this book is in my top 3 books along with Saint Death and After the fire. It was a good book and I would happily read it again. . . .
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Rook by Ellouise
A pleasant, quick read, however I thought more of the book would be centred around the Rook, not Nick and his bullies. It was an average read, and I . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs. Hazlehurst
Finished 'The Hate U Give' two days ago, and I thought I would give myself time to ruminate. Was it a truly original story? No. It reminded me of 'Th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Tabitha
This was the first Carnegie book I had read this year and it was a great book to kick start my 2018 Carnegie experience. I did Carnegie in 2017 as wel . . .
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Rook by Logan
Rook was quite a good read but it seemed quite bland in some spaces. I connected with the characters a lot and i felt that I was in the mind of the ro . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ellouise
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, from what other people had said I was expecting a boring read with no twists. However when I read it myse . . .
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Saint Death by Ellouise
Quite a good read, the cover of the book was compelling and it was an interesting book overall, I would recommend this book to my friends and I would . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tesni
Wed Wabbit is a really funny and a well thought out book. It was one of my favourite books. . . .
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Release by Ellouise
A good book, however a bit more sexual than I would of thought. Occasionally I lost the plot a bit because of the book swapping between Adam and the Q . . .
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The Hate U Give by Logan
The hate U give was a quite a good book. The only tricky thing was all the slang in the book that made it difficult to read. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Logan
This book was really weird but was a relatively easy read. The story was quite funny and I liked that all the Wimbley Woos had to rhyme at the end of . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ellouise
An entertaining read, I enjoyed the character development throughout the book such as how Graham, afraid of everything at the start, decided to stop b . . .
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Release by Logan
I really didn't like this book. It was really confusing and just weird. I wouldn't recommend this book because of this. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ellouise
I feel the book was longer than it needed to be, however it covered many different aspects such as racism, bullying and stereotypes. The book is based . . .
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Rook by Mrs. H
Started off well, enjoyed the drama, the humour and the characters, but I'm afraid it went dark and quite miserable. So, I shall read it again and see . . .
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After the Fire by Ellouise
'After the fire' was an excellent read, and I would happily enjoy reading it again. The cover isn't normally the kind that would make me want to read . . .
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Release by Thomas
'Release' is a weird read at the start when you don't get into the plot; it confused me at times but the characters and the way they are written into . . .
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After the Fire by Logan
This book is REALLY good. The way Will Hill orders the story is quite genius and always leaves a secret around the corner.I would definitely read this . . .
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After the Fire by Mrs. H.
This book has been the most enjoyable Carnegie read so far. It was insightful, well researched, full of good characterization, the plot was believable . . .
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Saint Death by Mrs. H.
I have read many a Sedgwick novel and disliked them all bar one. This one started off surprisingly well, then went yawnsome, then regained some of i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs. H.
Loved this book, its characters, its style - fabulous! . . .
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Saint Death by Logan
I thought "Saint death" was great.The story was exciting but the ending was a bit different to other books.The way Marcus Sedgwick presents the speech . . .
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Do you think pupils should have a separate award to vote on who wins the Carnegie and Greenaway awards?

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


Will Hill

Will Hill worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim. He lives in Londo . . .



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