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Brooke Weston Book Busters
Group status: Our group of eager readers meet during book club on Thursdays at 10.05am and the very eager are welcome to attend after school book club on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

BW Book Busters!

We are a group of students who love reading and we are all looking forward to the BIG EVENT on Friday 15th June! We have been meeting every week for the past 3 months and have been trying to read as many of the shortlisted books as possible. We are hosting a Big Carnegie Event in the Library on Friday 15th June and we will be joined by another 50 students from 5 schools. Around 70 students from Trust and local schools took part in the shadowing event at Brooke Weston Academy, voting for their favourite books in this years Carnegie and Greenaway Awards. Students shared their opinions on the shortlisted titles, took part in a quiz about the books and then 'book pushed' their favourite title. The event ended when students voted for their favourite books, with Thornhill being the BWT runaway winner in the Greenaway category while The Hate U Give won the Carnegie for best novel. Students from Brooke Weston Academy, who took part in the shadowing event on Friday watched the live streaming of the Carnegie / Greenaway Awards Ceremony on Monday 18th June, which was held at the British Library in London and hosted by TV presenter June Sarpong. It was great that the students had the opportunity to see the official results being announced live and they were all eagerly waiting to see if the results matched their favourites that were voted for at the Brooke Weston Trust event last week. The official winners were Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean for the Carnegie Award and Town is by the Sea by Sydney Smith for the Greenaway Award. Winners of the 2018 Amnesty CILIP Honours from the Carnegie shortlist was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and from the Kate Greenaway shortlist The Song From Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold

Eliza and Lizzie

Saint Death by Lana
A great thriller about crime, gangs, the US-Mexican border but most importantly, friendship. I love how realistic this book is and how it all takes pl . . .
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Night Shift by Zahra
Night Shift, is a book which is illustrated perfectly to represent what the book is about. The illustrations look like they are drawn with charcoal, a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lizzie
The Hate U Give is an emotional read. When Starr's best friend gets killed this causes a lot of agony for her through the year. I really enjoyed this . . .
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Release by Lana
Release by Patrick Ness, is an emotive book which deals with emotional problems faced by many people every day. Release follows Adam Thorn throughout . . .
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The Hate U Give by Keira
I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down. I finished it all in one week, at the moment it is my favourite book. I really liked the way it de . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Daisy A
This is a very interesting book because there is always something happening so the reader never gets bored. I found this book confusing at first but o . . .
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Where the World Ends by Eliza
The first half of the story was very boring. It meandered down places and took too long over things. The beginning introduces this mystery that i was . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elizabeth
It was a fun and imaginative book about a make believe world and overcoming your fears. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a relaxing easy t . . .
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Town is by the Sea by Elisha
I think that Town is By the Sea is a great book for younger children who are learning to read because it has a lot of pictures and a lot of simple wor . . .
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Where the World Ends by Daisy C
The text was confusing but it had a very interesting concept with the birds . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Keane
I found it quite boring and slow I don't recommend it . . .
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Where the World Ends by Emil
I read till half way through the book and I found it a little hard to get into as it wasn't really realistic in my mind. However it did bring a sense . . .
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Rook by Sinead
I really enjoyed this book. It did take a long time to get into but I eventually enjoyed it. I thought it was good that at the start there was a sparr . . .
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Rook by Seren
While reading the book Rook I did not want to put it down. Even though I am a frequent reader I tend to struggle to find a book that I want to read al . . .
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Night Shift by Mollie
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was a powerful yet quick book to read. I would absolutely recommend this book to people that like readin . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Nethraa
This book is amazing! I love the mystery it has shadowing around it. My favourite part was when the mother and son reunited. I would definitely recomm . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ms McCabe
Everyone needs to read The Hate U Give which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked off by real life events. Narrated by 16-year . . .
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Night Shift by Isabelle
I love this book because of the pictures and the dragon. It's a very good way to use pictures to express your feelings. The author is called DEBI GLIO . . .
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After the Fire by Eliza
Moonbeam is one of the many young adults and children living in the Lord's legion, an extremely religious group in the middle of a Texan desert, run b . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Megan
I read this book last week and fell in love with it immediately. The way that the book is structured is different and unusual. I would recommend this . . .
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Saint Death by Matty
Saint Death is an exiting book about US-Mexican gang rules. The brief opening scene is shocking, in part because of how normal its made to seem. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mrs Rodger
My favourite book so far. I've recommended this book to almost every student I teach. I loved the gritty subject matter and how relevant it felt to re . . .
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Release by Mrs Rodger
I liked Release but found the split narrative a little confusing at first. I really enjoyed Adam's plotline and thought Ness dealt with sexuality and . . .
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Rook by Ms McCabe
Rook by Anthony McGowan is the third in a trilogy of books, about brothers Nicky and Kenny. When Nicky and Kenny, who has learning difficulties, rescu . . .
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Bishop Stopford School
Kettering, Northants
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Woodnewton Supreme Readers
Corby, Northants
They say 'never judge a book by its cover' but which Carnegie title has the best cover?

Wed Wabbit
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Saint Death
The Hate U Give
Beyond the Bright Sea
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.


Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels, including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, which won the Book Trust Teenage Prize in 2006, and The Knife That Killed Me which was adapted into a highly acclaimed f . .



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