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Woodrush High School
Group status: Looking forward to reading the new shortlisted books this year! :)

Book club

We are a group of year sevens and eights intrigued to see what the books are about.

Elise and Melissa :)

Wolf Hollow by Mythili
The book 'wolf hollow' by Lauren Wolk was a very intriguing story ,following a 12 year old girl, Annabelle, being bullied by a new resident -Betty Gle . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Evie
I love the special friendship that ties the 4 characters tighter,they each struggle and they all help each other. My favourite character is Hank as . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Evie
I love salt to the sea as it shows 4 enemies become friends as they escape war torn Germany. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Hannah
I didn't like this book as much as I liked the other books I've read so far. I didn't like this book because there were no capital letters and some wo . . .
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Railhead by Evie
Railhead was a really energetic book with a fast moving plot and explored a boy called zen who was a thief then a hero. For me it explorewd the tr . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Evie
It was a really moving book . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Hannah
This book is set in a humble village where all they know is each other. Then one day a girl called Betty arrives and everything changes. Betty starts . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Abigail
I loved this book, it was really good. I loved the way that Lauren Wolk included mystery, danger and suspense into the book through having to find Bet . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Calvin
I think that the book is amazing, it starts off funny and ends up with you crying. It's about an orphaned boy who goes to stay with a family for the s . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Paige
I gave up reading this book because I found the plot confusing and wasn't able to follow it. . . .
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Railhead by Kirusaan
Railhead is amazing because of the setting. It is in the future and you're travelling and adventuring using space aged technology!! . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Hannah V
This book was good as it had a plot which left you always guessing what would happen next. Subhi (the main character) was born in the detention centre . . .
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Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College
Bournville, Birmingham
KNGS Literary Group
UoB School Books
The Hillcrest Bookworms
Which of the Shortlisted books are you most looking forward reading?

The Bone Sparrow
Rail Head
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Sputnik's Guide to Live on Earth
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Wolf Hollow
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju


Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horri . .