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St Clement Danes School
Group status: Unless you are part of the Carnegie Group the library is closed until 1.00 o'clock!

A serious, dedicated reading group... or not!

Our little 'reading family' consists of passionate readers from Years 7 to 9. We meet every Thursday lunchtime to share excited reflections on what we have been reading (or grumpy groans, depending)! Some of us have been loyal members of the Carnegie shadowing group for three years now. We love the fact that it provides us with a space where we can express our opinions on books that we have read, and get ideas of other books to read or authors to 'follow'. Each year, we celebrate the selection of the winner of the award by visiting a famous library within England. Last year, we visited the British Library in London to see their exciting exhibitions. The year before we went to the Globe Theater to see what it would be like to be there whilst one of Shakespeare's plays were on. Our librarian also sends us on a mission to choose new books for our library, so that we will never run out of exciting stories to read.

Patrick, Alistair J and Elke A

The Land of Neverendings by Sophie
Land of Neverendings is an exciting book, all about toys, imagination and a broken door between 2 worlds. My favourite part of this was the little sc . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Wendy
Skinful of shadows is a really good book, probably my favourite one so so far. At some points it is quite hard to read but overall a very good read. . . .
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Long Way Down by Amarjot
The book Long Way Down is an amazing book.It is in a world where if someone you love is killed you can't cry or snitch on the killer to the cop. Inste . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Rebecca
I found this a hard book to start with but once I was into it I found it very interesting. My favourite character is May who is very excited about fig . . .
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Rebound by Sophie
I thought that Rebound was one of my favourite books because it was about how a sad life could be turned around by basketball. My favourite characte . . .
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Long Way Down by Lani
I found this book very interesting, especially because of the way it was structured; similarly to The Poet X, it was written in the lay-out of poems, . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Hope
this book has a inspirational tale that will fill young girls with joy and it is a book i would almost definitely recommend . . .
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The Poet X by Lani
I really enjoyed this book. It was written in the form of poems, which really added a nice touch. It was rather heart-warming, and - I have to admit - . . .
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Long Way Down by Rebecca
A gripping exciting tale about getting revenge. A younger brother vows to get revenge of his brothers death. However he hasn't always followed the 'ru . . .
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The Poet X by Hope
This book is one I would almost certainly recommend.The story line was just full of changes that you wouldn't expect. The way the book is layed out a . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by wendy
i read the land of never endings before Carnegie club started at school. It was really good and inspiring for young people. the plot starts with a you . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lani
I found this book interesting and empowering, with an inspiring message. The characters really reached out to me, not through my own personal experien . . .
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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