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Larkmead Secondary School
Group status: Our 2019 Group are eager & enthusiastic to read the shortlisted books.The books will no doubt be spat out or held in high esteem! Students are travelling along their journey of discovery, reading for pleasure. Are you?


We're reading and reading, and reading, and reading, reading and reading... Reviewing, reviewing, reviewing... Exploring, Reading and Enjoying!

Alice and Angela

Long Way Down by Amy
Long Way Down was another book written in verse, and I always have my reserves about those, because I prefer rich descriptions. However, every time I . . .
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The Poet X by Emily
This is the best book that I have read so far! I found this book very compelling and actually quite realistic. However, some aspects weren't quite age . . .
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Bone Talk by Amy
Bone Talk was more of a history lesson than a story. To me, it didn’t really have a lot of emotional depth – something I always like in a book – it se . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Amy
The House with Chicken Legs was a warm, and, despite its heavy links with folklore and fairy tales, relatable story. There was a somewhat modern touch . . .
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Rebound by Imogen
It's the summer, 1988. Charlie- also known as Chuck-CJ and Skinny are best friends. But are Chuck and CJ more than friends? I found this book lik . . .
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Bone Talk by Kate
Bone Talk is the captivating story of The Philippines 100 years ago. The story follows a boy, who wants to become a man by getting The Cut (a ceremony . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Maia
‘The House With The Chicken Legs’ is a curious, quirky and magical book. It’s a totally unique idea but the title, I personally think, gives the wrong . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Maia
‘Things A Bright Girl Can Do’ is a moving novel that gives an insight into the challenging fight for equality. This book demonstrates three girls all . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kate
This is an imaginative, heartwarming story about a girl named Emily who has lost her sister, but wants to see her teddy bear. A magical world called S . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Emily
I really enjoyed the book. To start with I wasn't sure if it was my type of story, however, I ended up really enjoying it and getting hooked. It’s ful . . .
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Long Way Down by Izabel
I thought that ‘Long Way Down’ was a very good and empowering book. It made me think about the choices we and other people make in this world. It also . . .
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Abingdon School
Abingdon Prep School Greenaway Group
Fitzharrys Shadows
St Helen and St Katharine
If you could be any main character from any of the books who would you be?

Nicky - Rook
Starr - THUG
Fidge - Wed Wabbit
Moonbeam - After the Fire
Quill - Where The World Ends
Crow - Beyond The Bright Sea
Adam - Release
Arturo - Saint Death
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi