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The Oxford Academy
Oxford,
Group status: Have just started Shadowing with our Book Club



We are only a small group, but that is fine, it is enthusiasm that counts NOT numbers :-) We meet during break on a Wednesday, alongside shadowing we are also reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. We wish everyone lots of fun as they read this years shortlist.

Wed Wabbit by Erin.
Wed Wabbit is an amazing book, it has a really childlike quality and a fun set of characters and storyline. The description used is great and really a . . .
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Rook by Phoebe Underwood
I liked Rook because it was very well written. Although I had previously read Brock, I liked that Rook could be read on it's own without the necessi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Phoebe Underwood
Where the world ends is a very slow book, I found it very hard to get into as it is simply too boring and slow! Also, there did not seem to be a clear . . .
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After the Fire by shelby
I loved this book because it showed the present events that are happening to moonbeam meaning you could understand her current circumstances whilst fl . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Erin.
I really enjoyed Beyond the Bright Sea because not only is the writing beautiful but the story and plot is also amazing. The journey that the characte . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Dakota
I liked the genre of the book and how detailed the description was, I like the character descriptions and how they described the characters feelings. . . .
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Rook by Dakota
I loved this book and it IS my favrouite out so far because I like the genre of the book. It was very detailed and the setting was amazing, I also lik . . .
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Saint Death by Jaimie
Saint Death is absolutely amazing, I loved where it was set and I loved the story line. The detail was also amazing and the character description was . . .
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After the Fire by Phoebe Underwood
I thought that after the fire was an amazing book. I really enjoyed the flashbacks and the mystery. It is a book that you just keep thinking about.. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Phoebe Underwood
The Hate U Give is an amazing book, it really highlights the issues in America with the police. I think that that is a brilliant thing to write about. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Phoebe Underwood
In my opinion Wed Wabbit was terrible! It was full of cliches; I could probably guess the ending from the first few chapters. Also, Fidge is 10 but . . .
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Release by Erin.
Release is one of the most amazing books I have ever had the pleasure of reading, the way that Patrick Ness has written it really makes you become com . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Jaimie
It was amazing, it made be cry quite a bit, it was sad at times but also very sweet. This book was very detailed and the description was amazing, I lo . . .
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The Hate U Give by shelby
I liked this book as it has a meaningful message of racism. We can see this when Starr's best friend Khalil is killed by a white cop when asked to pu . . .
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Rook by Jaimie
This book is short but very detailed, I cried a little bit but it was amazing! It inspired me I could picture everything that was happening, the drama . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jaimie
This is an amazing book, the detail was amazing, it was very descriptive and very imaginative, I could picture everything that was happening. I believ . . .
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Where the World Ends by Erin.
I really enjoyed the plot of Where the World Ends but struggled with the writing style. Sadly, I donít think I would recommend this to anyone else! . . .
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Rook by Erin.
Personally I really enjoyed this book because not only was the descripcion used beautiful, but the storyline was amazing and the way it is written you . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jaimie
This is an amazing book, I loved all the drama and excitement in it. I enjoyed the style of writing and I loved all the detail and description. It was . . .
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Release by Jaimie
This was an amazing book, it gave me a lot of inspiration and it was a very sweet book. Although it was a 16+ recommended book I didn't feel uncomfort . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jaimie
Wed Wabbit was an ok book but I did not really enjoy it, I felt like it was too childish and was not very interesting, I also did not like the way it . . .
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After the Fire by Jaimie
I enjoyed After the Fire, it was a really good book and it was very detailed. I loved how it had a lot of flashbacks in it explaining what happened b . . .
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Magdalen College School - Junior School
Oxford,
The Blackbirds
Oxford,
Magdalen College School
Oxford,
 
Should a 16+ recommended novel be shortlisted? Even if it is written by our favourite Author?

Yes
No
 
Title: The Borrowers
Author: Mary Norton
Illustrator: Diana Stanley
Winning Year: 1952

Pod, Homily and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They dread cats and being "seen". They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans' who don't e
 

 
 

Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls, the Chaos Walking series, More Than This, The Ask and the Answer, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, and The Crane Wife. He is twice winner . .