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Watford Grammar School for Girls
Watford, Hertfordshire
Group status: Exams are over for most of our group, we can now just enjoy a good read!

We are all passionate readers who enjoy discussing books.

Manjula and Sofie

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emily
The Smell of Other People's houses is the sort of book that you can't put down. Not because it is fast paced and filled with action, nor packed with d . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Emily
The Bone Sparrow is an incredible story of a boy, Subhi, who has lived his whole life inside an immigration detention centre. In fact, life behind the . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emily
Four young people. Four dark secrets. Salt to the Sea was a compelling and engaging novel that was incredibly realistic. Like The Smell of Other P . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Grace
The Bone Sparrow is told from the interesting but unique perspective of a young boy who tells the story of millions. Subhi is 10 and has lived his who . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Taylor
'Wolf Hollow' is a well-written and engaging book. The adventure story is about a young girl called Annabelle, written from her viewpoint, so the read . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Jenni
This book was original in both its setting and plotline. I enjoyed how it shows the other perspective to World War Two (from a perspective of a German . . .
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Railhead by Jenni
This was my favourite book yet. It has great characters, an original world and a lot of detail was put in without taking away from the plot-oriented b . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Jenni
It started off quite well, and I liked the overall plotline of the story, but the actual book was dull and I found it a lot of effort to read. Part of . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Ms Pearse
I enjoyed this slice of a 1950/60s small-town, Alaskan fishing community with its mix of 'white trash' and indigenous teens, all linked together in a . . .
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Girls Aloud
Bushey Chatterbooks
Watford, Herts
Westfield Community Technology College
Francis Combe Academy
Which novel is your favourite this year?

Rail Head
Wolf Hollow
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Bone Sparrow
Salt to the Sea
The Stars at Oktober Bend


Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is a highly respected author of books for children of all ages, who deserves to be better known outside her Australian homeland. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the Winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Award . .