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St Albans Girls School
St Albans, Herts
Group status: Shadowing the 2019 Carnegie shortlist

We are a group of year 8 students supported by our 2 Librarians, Ms Darbyshire and Mrs Fernandes, and we will meet regularly to discuss the books and update our list of what we've read so far. The week before the winner is announced, we will have a one hour meeting to discuss all books and cast our own votes.

Ms Darbyshire

Bone Talk by Sophie
Bone talk is about this boy called Samkad who wants to become a man and carry a sword and shield. Its also about finding out who your friends and enem . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Samantha
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge is a compelling read for book-lovers aged 12-15, about struggling to accept who you are. The book is about a . . .
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Rebound by Samantha
This book shows the life of Charlie Bell, a young teenager who lost his father to a stroke. He finds it very difficult to recover from this blow, and . . .
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Long Way Down by Samantha
This book was very deep and thought-provoking. It is about a boy, whose brother was shot and his journey from his apartment, to the elevator, to the l . . .
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Bone Talk by Samantha
This book was highly enjoyable and very well written. It was very interesting to see Americans from a native point of view and how they must have felt . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Samantha
This book was very thought-provoking and touched on deep problems that are still present in our society today. It was highly enjoyable and gave me inc . . .
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Which book are you most anticipating reading?

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Bone Talk
The Poet X
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
The House with Chicken Legs
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.


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Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and began her career as a journalist for the opposition press during the People Power Revolution before becoming an author. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Award in 2011 and wa . .



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