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North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea
Group status: We are all closet librarians

We love reading. And cake. But we mostly love cake.

We love reading; we love eating cakes; we love cycling; we love plaid shirts; we love corduroy trousers; we love cardigans; we love country punk music and the Paisley Underground movement; we love the Fleshtones; we love climbing oreums; we love kim chi; we love Dr Martens; we love libraries (and librarians); we love Jeju; and we collect banana stickers.

Mr Guy ... and his bike

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Amy
Personally, this book was in my top picks from the list. I loved the different perspectives and views in the book and loved how all the characters end . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Megan
Subhi is a member of the Rohingya people of Burma. Not that he has much cause to dwell on his homeland because he has never actually set foot in it. H . . .
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Beck by Amy
In my perspective I really loved Beck, but was so sad with the ending! I thoroughly enjoyed how it spoke about serious topics that people are often to . . .
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Beck by Kae
Reading this book made me feel uncomfortable yet it inspired and taught me something. This book contains begins quite challengingly with a disturbing . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Kae
This was enlightening and made me cry all the way through to the ending. I loved the beautiful storyline and friendship of the characters. The story o . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jean
This is a beautiful book that makes the readers question the author's limits to touch the deepest emotions hidden in our souls. Set in the end of Worl . . .
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Railhead by Alex
Railhead was a fantastic book that used two completely separate topics and mixed them together (like making cake) - trains and space. It has a very un . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Amy
This book was a mix of me being on a the edge of tears, me laughing hysterically and nearly falling off my chair ,and being asked why I randomly start . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Minsu
First of all, I should say that Ruta Sepetys is great writer. Her ways to describe characters' emotions and their relationships between each other is . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Bella
Why do we read books? To experience this world you cannot ever experience. If we say that our world is blocked with a huge wall all around it, books a . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Elysia
I can't put to words, all the emotions I had while reading this book. Annabelle is an innocent girl who is living in a small but friendly village. One . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Elysia
At first, you may think this book is a thriller with a creepy person living in your house. But as you read this book, the sense of smell comes in quit . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Ukyung
I think Salt to the Sea was an exceptional book, effectively portraying the different viewpoints of different people during Hitler's cruel regime. I . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Kae
This is such a beautifully written book. It has four teenagers in different places in winter 1945 with secrets. It contains historical events which ar . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Kae
It is a captivating and exciting story to read. The plot and the way the main character expresses herself through her words are beautifully written. T . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Elysia
Whilst reading 'The Bone Sparrow', I have been on an emotional roller-coaster with the characters. The main character Subhi was such an innocent child . . .
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Tea and reading go hand in hand. But which type of tea is best when reading?

Black tea with milk
Green tea from O'Sulloch green tea plantation
Lapsong Suchong
Hallabong tea
Ginger tea
Chrysanthemum tea
Any tea ... as long as there is cake with it
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

We love Buffalo Soldier and we love Tanya Landman. So much so that we have brought her all the way to Jeju. She is ace. We haven't seen dolphins, we haven't had noodles, we haven't seen the haenyo but we have mastered chopsticks. Almost.


Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . .