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The Elmgreen School
London,
Group status: We are a group of avid readers from The Elmgreen School who meet each Thursday during lunch. While munching our sandwiches we are enjoying working or way through the shortlist and having lively discussions about who we think should win!

The Elmgreen Shadowing Group

We are a group of avid readers from The Elmgreen School who meet each Thursday during lunch to share ideas and opinions on the shortlisted books.

Ms Eagle

The Poet X by Rosie
I loved this book and how it touched upon many very sensitive and very difficult matters and expresses the troubles found in being a young woman who w . . .
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Long Way Down by Rosie
This was very interesting and unique in the way the basic plot developed. It also kept up a fast pace that left me wanting to read more. I loved ho . . .
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Rebound by Rosie
I really liked Rebound because it isn't a book I would usually choose to read. However, I found that I enjoyed reading it and loved the writing style . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Freya
In my opinion i liked and disliked this book. I didn't think the book had the strongest story line but it definitely had a creative one. It always kep . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Freya
I thought this book had some great aspects. I really loved how much thought the author had put into the story line. It had great creativity and imagan . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Freya
Sadly, I did not enjoy this book.I think it had a great and creative story line.I think it could have been an amazing book but the author just went on . . .
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Long Way Down by Emily
As soon as I started reading this book I was slightly confused from the beginning to the end. I am not sure if it is just me or an accumulation of the . . .
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Bone Talk by Emily
I didn't find this book very interesting, although I don't like historical fiction. I found it quite flat at the beginning and the plot line didn't re . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Flavia
I really liked this book.It wasn't what I expected but I enjoyed reading it.I like the fact that it was all made up but when you read it it makes you . . .
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Rebound by Emily
I really liked this book but it didn't feel very original, I felt that I had read books that were very similar to it. I did however like the narration . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Kika
The book is a heart-warming book about a girl who longs for a normal life. But unfortunately for her, her grandmother is Baba Yaga. Together they gu . . .
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The Poet X by Freya
I loved this book due to its storyline. This was my second favorite Carnegie book. I thought that it told a very important message for girls and woman . . .
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Bone Talk by Freya
I thought this was a great book and I would say it has been my favorite Carnegie book so far. This was because it was so different to me, the culture, . . .
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Long Way Down by Freya
I loved this book because it seemed at every page there was something new and exciting to read and so it would never bore you which made me always wan . . .
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Rebound by Freya
I really found this book interesting because it is not a book I would pick up. It also felt very real as the characters are like some of the people on . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Freya
I really enjoyed this book as I really loved how I was learning about an important period in our history. I also thought that it was good that the aut . . .
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Long Way Down by Emily
This book was interesting and I am not quite sure if I like it. My one criticism of it is that the ending annoyed me that there was not a conclusive . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Emily
I didn't really like this book and found it quite boring and uninteresting although this is most likely because I do not really like the genre it is o . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emily
I really enjoyed this book, it surprised me that I like it so much as I didn't expect to do so. I loved the plot line and all of the characters in it. . . .
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Long Way Down by Ellen
I found 'Long Way Down', a very interesting book, containing loads of metaphors and writing devices that seemed to intrigue the reader. Even though I . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by emily
I am not someone who normally enjoys historical fiction and this book has changed my mind a lot. I found this book easily accessible and very accurate . . .
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Long Way Down by Flavia
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was interesting and it left me wanting to find out what would happen next or what choices he would choose after . . .
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The Poet X by emily
I loved this book and the way it was written. I loved how the form it was written in reflected the character and her life and how it flowed from poetr . . .
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I would never leave home without...

My mobile phone
10% (6 votes)

A good book
10% (6 votes)

Walking the dog
2% (1 vote)

Going to the loo
10% (6 votes)

Switching my computer off
2% (1 vote)

 
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of