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Exeter School
Exeter, Devon
Group status: There are two groups this year meeting on Tuesdays at breaktime and Fridays at lunchtime

Last year's Carnegie shadowing group ... this year's photo to follow!

We met for the first time this week and looked at the books on the shortlist. We were encouraged to judge a book by its cover, and chose which book we would most like to read first from the front covers, blurbs and first pages.

Georgia and Joe

Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabelle
This was an amazing book, I loved the mystery in it and it made me think about how hard it must be for someone who is thought to have a fatal disease. . . .
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After the Fire by Freddie
After the Fire is a powerful and compelling story about life in a strict religious cult and it follows the rehabilitation of Moonbeam, after war broke . . .
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The Hate U Give by Freddie
The Hate U Give is a heart-wrenching story about a black girl called Starr growing up in a poor neighbourhood, where gangs and shootings are rife. On . . .
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Rook by Peter
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was about some people who save a rook from being killed by a sparrowhawk. As well as following the recovery of the . . .
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After the Fire by Peter
"After the Fire" was a compelling book about a girl called Moonbeam; it followed her life as part of the religious cult before the ‘fire’ and in a reh . . .
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Rook by Toby
I really enjoyed this book, it had an exciting plot line. I liked the characters and how they were described. The book is about two children who find . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Toby
I thought this book was very weird though funny at times. It is about Fidge and her annoying cousin Graham who go to the land of Wimbley Woo and have . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Toby
I really enjoyed this book, it was interesting and gripping with historical information about island life and leprosy in the early 1900s which was ver . . .
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Inspired Readers
Tiverton, Devon
Marpool
Exmouth, Devon
Fantastic Foxes
Exeter, Devon
Bovey Reading Champions
Devon,
Who is your favourite author in for a chance of winning the award this year?

Lisa Evans
Will Hill
Geraldine McCaughrean
Anthony McGowan
Lauren Wolk
Marcus Sedgwick
Angie Thomas
 
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
 

 
 

Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk graduated from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women’s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Centre, and then worked as both an editor and an Englis . . .

 

 

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