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Loreto College
St Albans,
Group status: We meet each Thursday in the library at lunch time to discuss our progress and our thoughts. The girl's are doing really well and enjoying the short list a lot !



Excited to be part of the Carnegie Shortlist for 2017 ! Another year of great books and looking at the reviews from the students point of view is really what is all about ! Every year the books are so different and this year is no exception! It's great to see the girls reading with passion and being involved in taking part of this great award.

Ramona Parkin

Beyond the Bright Sea by Francesca
This book is about a girl called Crow who was on an island where she was abandoned as a baby. One night a mysterious fire appears across the water and . . .
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The Hate U Give by Pheobe
I feel like this book was , in my opinion, one of the best books in the shortlist this year. This is an amazing but sad story of how Star's best frien . . .
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Where the World Ends by Francesca
This book is about a person called Quill and his friends. Every year in the summer they hunt birds and someone then takes them home. However, one summ . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jada
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a powerful story all about a police shooting of an unarmed teen. I enjoyed the inspirational female lead and h . . .
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Rook by Terrie
The book is about two brothers - Kenny and Nicky. One day walking they find a rook. Kenny thinks it is going to survive but Nicky doubts him. Nicky is . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jada
This is an exciting and humorous story bonded together with adventure and humour. It is all about a young girl, Fidge, who is thrown unexpectedly int . . .
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After the Fire by Rebecca
This is an amazing book in which there is a character called Moonbeam, who is trapped in a camp and tells her thrilling story of how she went through . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Rebecca
Beyond the Bright Sea stars a girl called Crow who doesn't know anything about when she was born except for Osh, the person who found her and raised h . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Isabella
Wed Wabbit is about a girl named Fidge whose little sister Minnie is obsessed with toys and a book called Wimbley Woos. One day Minnie gets hit by a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Terrie
It is set on the summer of 1727 were a group of men and boys are from St Kilda.They always go every summer but no one returns to collect them. They t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Philippa
I didn't really enjoy reading Beyond the Bright Sea. I found it quite boring and repetitive. This is because the action took so long to happen. Howeve . . .
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The Hate U Give by Lucy
The Hate U give is a powerful, impacting book that I highly recommend. Would rate it 8 out of 10 because it is an exciting , dramatic emotional book t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lucy
Beyond the Bright Sea is an engaging interesting , emotional page-turner. I would recommend it 7 out 10 as it completely transports you to another wo . . .
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After the Fire by Philippa
This book was really good and I really enjoyed reading because it was so engaging and interesting. The story was all about a girl called Moonbeam who . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Rebecca
Wed Wabbit was amazing and funny as it was childish and creative, and I feel like I liked it so much as my friends say I have a childish mind, but it . . .
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Rook by Jessica
The story is about a bird who was attacked by a sparrow hawk. It nearly died, but a dog scared it off and the two brothers who owned the dog wanted to . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kerry
The author's starting point was a true story. IN August 1727 a small group of men and boys living on the island of Hirta, the largest of the islands . . .
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After the Fire by Terrie
The story is about the main character ( Moonbeam) who is a teenage girl who grew up in a religious cult in a compound in the desert. In the beginning . . .
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Saint Death by Lucy
Saint Death is a powerful, moving story, well written and written with passion,. It not only carries an interesting plot, but is relevant to its audie . . .
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Rook by Lucy
Rook is a touching, compelling page- turner that I would recommend to a friend. I would rate it 7 out of 10.I would have enjoyed it even more if it wa . . .
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Rook by Isabel
Battling bullies and finding the courage to ask out girls. Nicky has enough on his mind but then they rescue a rook, left to die. I liked this book i . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Nneka
I really like this book because I found it the book really interesting and creative. I found the book really funny and all the characters in it and I . . .
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Saint Death by Katherine
This is the second book I've read as part of the Carnegie Challenge. The book is about a teenager called Arturo, who lives in the city of Anapra, Mexi . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Katherine
Wed Wabbit is the first book I've read as part of the Carnegie Challenge. the book is about an 11-year-old girl called Fidge, who is trapped in the st . . .
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After the Fire by Milly
I really enjoyed this book because it was very engaging the whole way through and there was lots of unexpected twists in the plot which made it an exc . . .
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Saint Death by Isabella
Saint Death is about a young man named Arturo who lives in a town in Mexico where many people are kidnapped and killed by gangs. One day Arturo's bes . . .
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After the Fire by Lucy
After the Fire is a poignant, powerful and emotional story. It is well written, memorable and impacting. Throughout the story the author uses descript . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Kerry
Wed Wabbit is an ideal book for readers aged 9-12 in my opinion. It is about a girl called Fidge ( short for Iphigenia), who lives with her mother ( w . . .
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Rook by Kerry
When Nicky and his brother Kenny who suffer from learning difficulties found a rook being attacked by a sparrow hawk, Kenny wants to take it home and . . .
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After the Fire by Isabella
After the fire is a book set from the point of view of a girl named Moonbeam. Moonbeam lives in a desert inside a place called The Lord's Legion. The . . .
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Rook by Mrs Parkin
This is the first Carnegie book I have read this year, and I must say I really enjoyed it ! I know I would never have picked this book up ordinarily , . . .
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Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
Herts,
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Herts,
Mandeville Morphemes
St Albans, Herts
Wheatfields Juniors
St Albans,
What is the best way to tell a story? Book or film

Book
Film
 
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
 

 
 

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels, including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, which won the Book Trust Teenage Prize in 2006, and The Knife That Killed Me which was adapted into a highly acclaimed f . .

 

 

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