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Grindon Hall Christian School
Group status: Our favourite cover award was a tie between Release and Saint Death.

Our lunchtime readers, The Bibliophiles, are raring to get started on the 2018 shortlist.

Miss C Hodgson

Beyond the Bright Sea by S.Kaur
I really enjoyed this book as it was slightly different to what I usually read. I loved the way Lauren Wolk ends chapters with cliffhangers, making yo . . .
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Rook by S.Kaur
This book wasn't the best book I've ever read, however, it was ok. This book is just nice and simple and mainly for young readers. It makes you think . . .
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Where the World Ends by S.Kaur
I personally didn't enjoy this boo. So far it is my least favourite book out of the shortlisted books. I didn't think it was very exciting. I didn't t . . .
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The Hate U Give by Olivia
Due to all the good press this book had in 2017, I had high expectations for this book and I was not disappointed. Dealing with often overlooked topic . . .
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Rook by Olivia
Contrary to the views of my peers, I didn't really enjoy this book, although I'm sure others certainly did. Maybe it was the fact the bird fight at th . . .
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Saint Death by Olivia
Saint Death portrays a very real situation - the drugs and violence in some parts of Mexico - in a very well written manner. Yes there are some parts . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Olivia
Any of last year's shadowers will know that the author of this book, has been on the shortlist before with Wolf Hollow, a book I thought was ok (notic . . .
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Where the World Ends by Olivia
When I first picked up this book, I was expecting a story very much alike that of Lord of the Flies. In some respects I was right, it was about a grou . . .
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After the Fire by Olivia
After the Fire isn't a book I particularly enjoyed reading: it doesn't make you laugh and really smile. Instead it makes you put it down and then star . . .
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Rook by Ella
The short story Rook by Anthony McGowan is an amazing book about 2 boys who find an ill rook. This is the third story in a series but is amazing as a . . .
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Saint Death by Ella
Saint Death was a moving story about the struggle for freedom in Mexico and the pressures of gangs on a small town. The book is about a boy called . . .
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Wed Wabbit by S.Kaur
An adventurous and exciting book! . . .
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Saint Death by S.Kaur
* SPOILER ALERTS * This book really helps you understand situations other people may be going through. This book is about a boy in Mexico and the th . . .
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The Hate U Give by S.Kaur
This book is a great read! It teaches people about what is going on in society. If you like reading books about gangs and police involved crimes, this . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ella
This is a wonderfully written book that talks about serious matters such as drugs, gangs, police and violence. I really liked this book as it touch . . .
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After the Fire by Ella
After the Fire by Will Hill is an gripping story about how the main character, Moonbeam, strives to survive in the new world she has been thrusted int . . .
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St Josephs RC Comprehensive School
Tyne and Wear,
Sunderland Schools Library Service
Hylton Red House School
Who do you want to win the Carnegie award for 2018?

Beyond the Bright Sea
After the Fire
Saint Death
Where the World Ends
The Hate U Give
Wed Wabbit
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .




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