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St Hugh's S.T.A.R. Readers
Group status: First meeting to discuss the 2019 shortlists soon! Watch this space!

S.T.A.R. Readers, our St Hugh's Book Club, is all about Shadowing, Talking and Reviewing. We can't wait to get reading the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlist!

Mrs Bonner-MacKenzie

Long Way Down by Lorenzo
Long Way Down is a novel written in verse and tells the story about a 15-year-old boy called Will who wants revenge after his brother, Shawn, was kill . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs B-M
The Poet X was an excellent read. I thought that, compared to the other verse novels in the shortlist, this one completely integrated the verse into t . . .
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Long Way Down by George
I really enjoyed reading a long way down because I thought it was exciting and interesting. I also found it much easier to read than other books becau . . .
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Rebound by Matthew
This was a lovely book about a boy who liked to roller skate with his friends Skinny and CJ but has recently lost his father he was having a hard time . . .
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Long Way Down by Grace
I found reading Long Way Down was a real eye opener to when someone loses someone they really care about and all the harsh justifications that they ha . . .
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Rebound by Mrs B-M
Rebound is a poignant story about a boy, Charlie, struggling with the loss of his father. He has the support of his best friends, Skinny and CJ, but h . . .
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What Carnegie shortlisted book are you most excited to read?

The Poet X
The House with Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
A Skinful of Shadows
Things A Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
Title: Skellig
Author: David Almond
Winning Year: 1998

Michael's baby sister is ill. Her condition becomes life-threatening and the family faces the nightmare of an operation to save her life. Michael turns to his new friend Mina and the strange being, Skellig, who has been living beneath the crumbling garage


Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, Independent and Guardian, has collaborated with Ted Hughes, and . .