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John Masefield High School and Sixth Form
Ledbury, Herefordshire
Group status: Reading like crazy!

Mrs Locke

Wed Wabbit by Rebecca
Personally, I absolutely loved Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans; the story line was incredibly unique and diverse from the usual read. In addition, I found t . . .
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Saint Death by Rebecca
Personally, I loved Saint Death written by Marcus Sedgwick because it has taught me a huge amount about the types of horrific events that are currentl . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sophia
I am in love with this book! It was so beautiful, the storyline was really interesting and I thought it was really interesting to read about Starr's s . . .
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Saint Death by Laurel
i thought this book was very interesting and had a good story line. it was well described and had lots of engaging scenes that were interesting as a r . . .
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Rook by Sophia
I really enjoyed rook, It was a very different book compared to the other nominated books. It was a really interesting read. I liked how it was very r . . .
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After the Fire by Laurel
I really enjoyed this book and thought it was the best out of the ones i had read so far. It a complex story line that was interesting but not too con . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Laurel
I thought that even though Wed Wabbit had a slightly slow start it progressed really quickly and had many funny scenes that were a welcome contrast to . . .
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Rook by Morgan
Rook is a very different book to the sorts of things I normally read and it was annoying yet refreshing at the same time. On one hand I thought the si . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Morgan
Wed Wabbit is a fun and lighthearted book that I very much enjoyed reading. It handles the balance of realism and stranger, fictional aspects very wel . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sophia
I really loved this book. It took a while to get into the story, but it was a really great book. I found the book hilarious as well as heart-warming. . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauley
This book show cased one girl’s fantastic journey of discovery to find out who her family were; it was very enjoyable to read. ‘Beyond the Bright Sea’ . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lauley
I loved this book. The characters were real and substantial, no perfect heroes but actual people with flaws and skills, and I felt I could really visu . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lauley
This book offered an interesting insight into life in a black neighbourhood in America and the struggles that come with living there. Personally, I fo . . .
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Where the World Ends by Elyse
This book was very gripping and showed effectively the hardships of living on an island. It also effectively created plot twists without being too ove . . .
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Release by Katy
This book was very good, in my opinion. The characters were very developed and it was interesting how it was set in just a day. However, it is definit . . .
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Rook by Katy
I personally did not enjoy this book. I found it very boring and cliché and it was not my kind of thing. The characters, however, were quite well deve . . .
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Release by Sophia
I found release really confusing. It was a very good book that dealt with some really interesting topics, such as your parents accepting you for who y . . .
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Release by Izzy
Release is a story told from two different people. One is of a boy facing the fact he is gay and his family not accepting him for who he is and the ot . . .
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The Hate U Give by Izzy
I found ‘The Hate U Give’ an amazing and gripping book full of real world problems. The book tells the story of an African-American girl (Starr) growi . . .
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Saint Death by Lauley
This book was my favourite so far. The author, Marcus Sedgwick, did an amazing job when writing it; I easily found myself swept from where I was sitti . . .
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Release by Elyse
This book shows an eye-opening perspective on being gay. It shows how the things people say can impact your life and how things are harder for some pe . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sophia
I loved this book, it was an incredible and gripping read. It really opened my eyes. The storyline incorporated an exciting treasure hunt, while crow . . .
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Release by Laurel
i think that this book had very elaborate scenes that were described very well in detail and there were many interesting characters with good backstor . . .
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Rook by Rebecca
Personally, I found "Rook" by Anthony McGowan a fascinating read, about how a boy called Nicky looks after his brother and has to face up to the conse . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lauley
‘Wed Wabbit’ is an interesting book, although I believe that it is aimed at younger children, so it didn’t greatly appeal to me. The story has a serio . . .
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After the Fire by Lauley
I found this book to be an interesting read and enjoyed the BEFORE and AFTER structure, which let me feel part of the narrative, because it kept me in . . .
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Rook by Lauley
I enjoyed the first chapter of the book the most due to the author’s use of beautiful imagery. However, after that, I found it a little dull and munda . . .
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Release by Lauley
While I am not a fan of traditional romance novels, such as many of Austen's works, I LOVED this book. The author's use of narrative shifts created a . . .
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The Master's House Library
Eastnor Readers
Ledbury, Herefordshire
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 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, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning children’s author. She has now been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal eight times, and has won once before with A Pack of Lies in 1988.  She has won the Whitbread Children's . . .