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Group status: Here at Ely College we are very excited about starting Carnegie Shadowing. We have just received our first book and can't wait to start discussing them.

Ely College Readers

We have lots of new members of our group shadowing Carnegie this year alongside students who have taken part for a number of years. This makes discussions very interesting.

Aren Clark

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ms Branch
What a very entertaining way in which to impart a lot of history. I wonder what would happen to the characters in a sequel? . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Shaw
I loved this book!! It is moving, thought provoking and emotional. The ending is frustrating but I can't think of a better way to end this book. My . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Shaw
When I first started this book, I was uncertain that I would enjoy it but in fact as I read on, I was totally drawn in. The style lends itself well to . . .
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Long Way Down by Seth
Interesting story line with a different ending. Over all I really liked it. . . .
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What do you look for when you pick up a book?

A great title
A great front cover
A great blurb
A great start
A great plot line
Everything above
nothing in particular
Title: The Other Side of Truth
Author: Beverly Naidoo
Winning Year: 2000

This is a moving and topical story of a Nigerian brother and sister fleeing oppression and seeking asylum in the UK. It was written at the time of the killing of the radical journalist Ken Saro-Wiwa by General Sani Abacha. It skilfully blends fact and fic


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