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Brentside High School
Group status: What a surprise! Where the World Ends did not appeal to our group. By far the most popular was The Hate U Give. Lots to discuss!!

This is the first year in a long time that Brentside has shadowed the Carnegie award and it is proving to be a hit with our book group. Nine students from Years 8, 9 and 10 are participating, enjoying the range of books on offer.

Release by Sarah
Release has two separate storylines that bring the book together so wonderfully, that it makes this book a joy to read. Release tells the story of a y . . .
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Saint Death by Sarah
Saint Death is a book that just keeps you hooked until the end. It's about two brothers who have grown up in poverty. One day, Faustino comes to Artur . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hannah
The Hate U Give is a powerful and dramatic YA book,which really expresses that black lives matter and the problems we have in society. Angie Thomas ha . . .
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The Hate U Give by Gracie
The Hate U Give, I believe, is breaking boundaries in YA writing. It's dramatic storyline shows extreme attention to detail, and does not cut out the . . .
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Release by Saba
A beautifully written teen fiction story about a young adult named Adam Thorn figuring out and coping with his sexuality knowing very little about the . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Aarzoo
Crow washed up on a tiny island in a small boat with nothing but a feather birthmark a ruby ring and a letter... An interesting read about family and . . .
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Drayton Manor High School
Year 10
Elthorne Park High School, West London
Ealing Fields
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends


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 . . .