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The 2018 Carnegie Reviewers.

This year the Carnegie shadowing group was an elite team of year 7 & 8 students, who met weekly airing their reading raves & rages. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed all of the books on offer; debates on the potential winner were heated & passionate! When the winner was announced the group was really pleased but also slightly divided, as many had wanted to see Angie Thomas's novel win. As a group we have loved the opportunity to discover a selection of stories we might not have found - & some of us have even got a new favourite read!


Where the World Ends by Morgan
It took a few chapters to get into this story because of the language & historic nature of the book but once I got my teeth stuck in I couldn't stop r . . .
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The Hate U Give by Luke
I loved The Hate U Give. I gave it top marks for everything. The plot was complex but understandable and Starr was witty, comedic and all round a hero . . .
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Where the World Ends by kai
Stranded on Warrior Stack Quill is faced with a desperate decision, carry on the way the so called "minister" wants him too; believing the world has e . . .
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The Hate U Give by Thomas
Ummm... Well how can I say it. It was FABULOUS! It really shows the inequality within America and how Blacks had to suffer. It did really touch my hea . . .
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After the Fire by Luke
I liked this book as it had a very complex and clever story-line. My favourite character was Moonbeam as she is funny, intelligent - I especially like . . .
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Wed Wabbit by William
Wed Wabbit was a funny book It was so very,very good You should really have a look I should say, I really could Say it was a good old laugh. Ting . . .
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Rook by Morgan
Short, snappy chapters (as you would expect from a Barrington Stoke title) but also its downfall ... Just as I was getting into the story and the char . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Morgan
The mystery of who Crow is, where she comes from and her lineage hook you into this story from the start. This is an onion - it is full of layers - a . . .
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Saint Death by Morgan
This is a fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of a Mexican border town - rife with gangs, murder, drugs & the ever present desire to cross th . . .
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After the Fire by Morgan
I really enjoyed this story, it's a really engaging tale told from the point of view of Moonbeam who has grown up in an isolated American cult. We st . . .
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The Hate U Give by William
It was very cool, right hip. I wouldn't recommend for younger readers, as there is lots of swearing but the language does bring the story to life; s . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Arthur
A very intriguing and emotional plot line. The book is about a girl named Crow who is trying to find out her true beginnings after a series of events . . .
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Where the World Ends by William
This was genuinely one of my favourite books of all time! Brilliant character development (except for John) and I love the fact that it is based on a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Morgan
This book is written for younger children & the story is simple: young girl (Fidge) gets transformed to a magical land (Wimbly land) where she must de . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Thomas
Wed Wabbit, well where can I start, It stole the emotions from my heart. Every character is Unique, And no character needs a tweak. All the Wimbly . . .
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After the Fire by Thomas
I thought this book was an emotional and interesting book, however I thought the plot was rather slow progressing which meant it was rather boring for . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Arthur
Wed Wabbit is ideal for young readers who enjoy fictional and easy to read stories. It very interesting and different from any other book that I have . . .
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Queen's Park Junior School
Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth
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Bournemouth, Dorset
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Our Poll of Favourite Fictional Characters

Wade Watts from Ernest Cline's Ready Player One
Harry Potter from J K Rowling's famous wizarding series
Percy Jackson from Rick Riordan's mythological fantasy series
Gangsta Granny from David Walliams's story of the same name
Aramis from Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers
Frodo from J R R Tolkien's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy
James Adams from Robert Muchamore's CHERUB series
& introducing Wed Wabbit from Lissa Evans's story of the same name
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.


Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is a multi-award-winning children's author. She has now been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal eight times, and has won once before with A Pack of Lies in 1988.?



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