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Colton's Keen Readers

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Hello. We are Colton Hills Keen Readers. We love books (else we wouldn't have this group) and more importantly talking about them! Everyone in our book group should know that we meet every Tuesday in the Library. I hope that you use this website or else you will be having serious words with me (Samuel Shuttleworth).

Samuel Shuttleworth

Rebound by Shohail
Rebound By Kwame Alexander Reboun . . .
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Long Way Down by Sonata
Although this book was a quick, fast paced read that made me feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing it, I'll admit, Long Way Down was not my c . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sonata
As I had been brought up with stories about Baba Yaga throughout my childhood, The House with Chicken Legs really fascinated me from the beginning til . . .
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Bone Talk by Sonata
Very interesting insight to life in the Philippines before and after the Americans invaded. Loved the exposure to Philippine culture, this aspect real . . .
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Bone Talk by Simran K
Bone talk recites the story of a boy named 'Samkad' who dwells in the highlands of the Philippines in the late 19th century with his community, the Bo . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Simran R
'The Land of Neverendings' by Kate Saunders is a marvellous book, fabricated to intrigue the readers. It shows the magical world of a young girl named . . .
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Rebound by Simran K
'Rebound' by Kwame Alexander is my 3rd book in blank verse and I think this book is spectacular. It's about a twelve-year-old boy called Charlie Bell . . .
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Long Way Down by Simran R
'Long Way Down' is written in blank verse and is constructed beautifully to engage the readers and to spark emotions. It is about a boy named William . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Simran k
First ,I didn't wanted to read this book because from its cover ,i thought it was going to be a typical fairy tail. But when i read it ,i was really . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Simran k
'The Land of Neverendings' by Kate Saunders is a lovely fantasy which depicts the world of imagination, the world of toys and people who don't exist i . . .
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The Poet X by Simran k
This is my 2nd book in verse ,and I totally love this one. 'The Poet X ' by Elizabeth Acevedo is a book about someone who thinks are inconvenient in t . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs Dicken
A haunting and lyrical tale rooted in the turbulent history of the English civil war. Makepeace is a thoughtful and well drawn central character and . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Simran k
'Things a bright girl can do' by Sally Nicholls is an awesome book. This book is set in the 20th century and it examines the role of women in the soci . . .
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Long Way Down by Simran k
In my opinion, 'Long Way Down' by Jason Reynolds is one of the best books I have read. This quick read inspects the consequences of the gun violence . . .
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The Poet X by Samuel
I found this book very ... interesting. It explored the stereotypes some girls go through which is a subject that I haven't really explored. The fact . . .
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Rebound by Esther
This book...where do I begin? The book was okay, the plot was good; I like Charlie and his love for comics and his eventual love for basketball, and . . .
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The Poet X by Denise
In my opinion, The Poet X is a remarkable book that leaves an unforgettable impact on the reader. Elizabeth Acevedo's use of blank verse is highly eff . . .
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Rebound by Faidha M
This book was really gripping, though I don't understand why the author wrote it in blank verse and I don't think it was really necessary. But, fortun . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Simran k
My first Frances Hardinge book is 'A Skinful of shadows' and i was roused by this fantastic tale. In this book, there is a great use of eloquent langu . . .
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The Poet X by Simran R
Poet X was beautifully written about a young girl named Xiomara (See-oh-ma-ruh) who fights against the stereotypes placed on girls. She has a passion . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Dicken
Packed with powerful imagery and tightly structured, this epic poem presents a picture of a young boy trapped in a desperate dilemma. There are faint . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mrs Dicken
A lovely story that kept me engaged to the very end. I loved the character of Ruth in the old cardigans and the toys were beautifully realised. The . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Dicken
Engrossing and beautifully written, an historical novel with a difference. Samkad's coming of age story is at times traumatic and deeply shocking. A . . .
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Rebound by Mrs Dicken
Written in blank verse this is a moving story exploring grief from the perspective of a young boy growing up in Chicago. The characters were nicely d . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs Dicken
An original and beautifully illustrated book that made me think. I loved the folk tale elements and the vivid atmosphere it created. Could be a winn . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Samuel
Wow. I read this as my first book for the Carnegie shortlist 2019 and I have to say I am impressed! The idea of a twist on the traditional Russian fai . . .
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Wolverhampton,
Colton's Greenaway Gang
Colton Hills Community School
Wolverhampton,
Readers of the Lost Ark
What is your favourite book?

The Land of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
Long Way Down
Poet X
Things a Bright Girl can Do
The House with Chicken Legs
Rebound
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju
 

 
 

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .