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Chipping Norton School
Chipping Norton, Oxon
Group status: We are a group of 19 students from Years 7-11. We meet up every Friday lunchtime in the library to share our thoughts about the books and do fun actiivities. We are excited about this year's list of books.

Our happy band of Carnegie Readers!

Thank you to all the students who have decided to participate in shadowing Carnegie this year. Hope you enjoy the books!

chloe (Pringal),Holly(tea pot)

Long Way Down by claire
The book has loads of violence and a lot of pictures and facts it explained in the best way possible about the story in a lot of context. Next time ma . . .
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The Poet X by claire
The book was quite violent but had a lot of ups and downs. It was really interesting and had a lot of facts instead of illustrations. Next time maybe . . .
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Rebound by claire
The book was very interesting I liked the part when Charlie had to look after the dog. Maybe next time add more illustrations and pictures. I rate thi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by William
The Land of Neverendings, written by Kate Saunders, is a book of adventure, wonder and magic. I felt that this book has a very good world and imagina . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by florence
This was one of my favourite books I have read. My favourite character is May, a middle class girl who is a suffragist whilst the other characters are . . .
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The Poet X by Cameron
I found this a very good book that was interesting and took a surprising amount of time to read and was ext6remely well written. I would recommend thi . . .
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Rebound by Jack Loaf
This book was ok. Its storyline was about a boy who's lost his father and didn't know what to do with himself. He portrays a typical moody teenager w . . .
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The Poet X by Jack Loaf
I thought it was a well written book about a girl and how she wanted to be able top believe and do what she wants. Personally, this is not my book sty . . .
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Bone Talk by Jack Loaf
A very compelling historical fiction book on a native American tribe discovering this new creature: The American. In this book, Candy Gourlay narrates . . .
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Bone Talk by Jack Loaf
A very compelling historical fiction book on a native American tribe discovering this new creature: The American. In this book, Candy Gourlay narrates . . .
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The Poet X by florence
I enjoyed the poet x, particularly the last part and would recommend it to people who enjoy getting to know the character in a book. . . .
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Long Way Down by Professor Snape
Fifteen year-old Will is on an elevator, and it's a long way down. On the way to the L (lobby, or loser, however you choose to interpret it) floor to . . .
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Bone Talk by Professor Snape
I found this historical fiction to be unlike anything I have read before. Candy Gourlay's writing style is so unique that it could make any book seem . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Professor Snape
"The House with Chicken Legs" follows the not so life of a young girl called Marinka who just wants a human friend. But, her house has chicken legs! S . . .
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Rebound by Professor Snape
I didn't particularly enjoy "Rebound". I found the character to be a whiny teenager who cared more about shoes than his own mother's well-being . . .
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The Poet X by Professor Snape
The book "The Poet X" was an amazing book that spoke about the daily struggles of a young girl called Xiomara, 15 years old, who prefers to be called . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tristan
Frances Hardinge never fails to create solely unique and engaging novels, with 'a face like glass' starting the slippery slope that lead me to this fa . . .
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The Poet X by Morgan
This is a very good book. Very emotive and interesting. I really enjoyed reading it. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Morgan
I thought that it is a really excellent book. It was a real page-turner. It was absolutely amazing! . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Morgan
I really enjoyed this book, it was a very imaginative and emotive. The characters and plot were exceptionally developed. . . .
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Long Way Down by Tristan
An intriguing, albeit short novel that dipped its toes into some really interesting ideas and conceptions. The verse that the novel was written hinder . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Tristan
A very interesting and eye opening account of the events leading up to, and including WW1. It was refreshing to see things from a woman's perspective . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by sam
very enjoyable with a childish concept in a serious way, a bit confusing though about the door and how smokeroon works. . . .
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If you were 'judging a book by its cover' which would be your favourite book?

Things a bright girl can do
The land of neverendings
The house on chicken legs
Poet X
Bone Talk
Rebound
No way down
Skinful of shadows
 
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Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around
 

 
 

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and began her career as a journalist for the opposition press during the People Power Revolution before becoming an author. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Award in 2011 and wa . .