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Littleover Community School
Derby,
Group status: Reading, reading and still reading...



We are a friendly group of keen readers who meet every Thursday lunchtimes to read and have discussions about books. Our group leader is Mrs Lynch, she's really "cool" but doesn't like Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. Mrs Bryden, our Librarian, helps us choose interesting and challenging books to read.

Lily

The Land of Neverendings by Carys
I think this book is very moving and heart-warming. It sounds childish on the blurb, with all the toys, but there is a more grown-up meaning behind it . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Carys
I think this book is very moving and heart-warming. It sounds childish on the blurb, with all the toys, but there is a more grown-up meaning behind it . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Long Way Down by Hamza.R
anti-climatic. There was no tension leading up to the problems stated in the book. when Will's brother dies of a shooting, no suspense is shown before . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Bone Talk by Ellis
I like this book because it talks about a lot of History with the Native Americans. It also talks about sexism and how a girl cannot be a man and do m . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Henry
This book is very emotion wrenching because you go through a child's experience of losing her grandmother and then coming to terms with losing her. . . .
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Are you inspired by the shortlist this year

Yes, it looks really good
89% (1367 votes)

Seems OK on the whole
7% (106 votes)

A mixed bag
2% (27 votes)

Same old stuff
0% (1 vote)

Not my cup of tea
0% (6 votes)

 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori