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Christ's Shadowers
Surrey,
Group status: Raising our voices in passionate discussion over our current favourite!

The 2019 Christ's Shadowers

Year 7,8,9 & 10 students who love to eat, read and discuss the shortlisted Carnegie books! We are diverse, a bit eccentric and have a passion for reading. Shout out to our librarian, Mrs Garrett,for her dedication and being awesome! Here is one of our blog posts: Hello! Today was our first meeting as a group. Went O.K. and had a chat about our diverse passions and what books we have read Happy reading And stay tuned for an update over the holidays!! Posted on: 3 April 2019

Zeno

Long Way Down by Momo
The Long Way Down was a book written in verse about a boy, Will, whose brother just got shot and he decides to take revenge, but on the elevator journ . . .
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Rebound by J
Rebound was a very different book to what I anticipated it to be. Charlie Bell's connection to basketball and his father's loss, he finds that this sp . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Nick
When you first see the cover of The Land of Neverendings, you could be forgiven for thinking that it's just another book about toys for young children . . .
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The Poet X by Nick
First of all, I have to say this: the cover is one of the best I've EVER seen! The words creating shadows on Xiomara's face are incredible! But this i . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Momo
A skinful of shadows was a good book as its settings with characters matched the history setting really well. It is a book about Makepeace who lives d . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Aaliyah
The Land of Neverendings is an interesting book which is sort of a twist on Alice in Wonderland. The book also deals with issues that are quite common . . .
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The Poet X by J
'The Poet X' by Elizabeth Acevedo is a quick, fast paced book, due to the fact that it is written entirely in verse. The style of this book helps to n . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Zeno
The House with Chicken legs is a sensational novel about a troubled girl who can't make relationships as long as one day. This book is about the misfo . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Hayley
I really enjoyed reading this book because the characters were realistic and well thought out. A skinful of shadows is about a girl named Makepea . . .
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Long Way Down by Nivi
Long Way Down is a book by Jason Reynolds which is written in verse. The use of verse, (like I said before in the review of Rebound) gives it a uniqu . . .
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The Poet X by Aaliyah
I enjoyed the PoetX alot because of its unique way of telling a story through verses and poem form. The use of this helped shape the story and move it . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Josh
This book is almost not a novel, but a fairytale. It dwells on the characters, emotions and plotlines with such great detail, that one may almost forg . . .
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Long Way Down by Josh
This book deals with modern day gun violence and murder. It gives a shock to how close to home these sorts of issues are dealt with, and how much deta . . .
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Bone Talk by Lauren
Bone Talk (written by Candy Gourlay) was a riveting historical fiction book, and I enjoyed it immensely. Though the story of native people and coloniz . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Nivi
Things A Bright Girl Can Do is an inspirational story that follows three girls and their struggles with life during the time of the first world war. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Abbey
This story is about Marinka, who is destined to be a Yaga - someone who guides the dead to the stars. The book begins with Baba Yaga (her grandmother) . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Abbey
This story is about Emily, who, three months ago, lost her really close sister - Holly. It follows Emily as she goes through common struggles (such as . . .
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Long Way Down by Sophie
Although this was written in the same form as Poet X, I didn't enjoy it as much. This is because it moved slowly and didn't have good descriptive pass . . .
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Long Way Down by Caitlin
I found the book Long Way Down to be a very good book, although based on the cover something I wouldn’t typically pick up off the shelf. The way the . . .
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Rebound by Momo
With this book I felt that the original story and plot idea was good but it had been rushed at the end. When the climax of the story comes it seems to . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Nick
The House with Chicken Legs is not your everyday book. The title says most of it - and then you read the blurb and realize how weird this book really . . .
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Bone Talk by Nick
A key part of any review is the criticisms. To write mine, I look at my shadowing booklet and see if I've circled 3s or lower for any of the book's tr . . .
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Rebound by Nick
Rebound is relatively similar to 'Booked', another novel written by Kwame Alexander. There's a hero - in the case of Rebound, a boy who is wondering h . . .
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The Poet X by Hayley
The Poet X is written in prose and a range of different styles of poems like open verse and haikus. It follows the story of Xiomara who tries to adjus . . .
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Rebound by Nivi
Rebound is quite an interesting book which is sure to be a hit for all sports lovers. It's written in verse which gives it a unique characteristic. I . . .
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The Poet X by Sophie
I enjoyed the Poet X because it was written in poem form which made it easier to read. I liked the characters because they were all different which ti . . .
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KHS Shadowers
Surrey,
Grey Court School
Ham, Richmond upon Thames
Who is the most loveable character?

Will - Long Way Down
Xiomara - The Poet X
Charlie - Rebounds
Makepeace - A Skinful of Shadows
Emily - Land of Neverendings
Marinka - The House With Chicken Legs
   
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri
 

 
 

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .