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The John Mason Readers
Oxon,
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A varied bunch of unusual people, The John Mason Readers like to read, which will be very useful for the challenging task ahead!

Renata, Eleanor & Gail

The Hate U Give by Renata
The Hate U Give Review- Renata Avignone Rossa Motivating, moving and marvellous. Those are the only words that I can use describe this book. As some . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Anya
I donít know what people are talking about but i really enjoyed this book. I do understand that there is quite a slow start and the characters can get . . .
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Where the World Ends by Emma
Where the world ends is an amazing book which is told in a realistic way making you feel like you are there.There were a lot of surprises that all con . . .
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After the Fire by Dom
Well, this book is amazing! Written in two different places without being confusing, and based on a real-life event, this book is my style. You can re . . .
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Saint Death by Anya
Saint death more like Saint Boredom! As you can probably tell I really did not enjoy this book. It was so bad that I just wanted to rip it up and chuc . . .
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Saint Death by Emily
Saint death, well their is only really one way to describe this book, BORING. It was actually painful to read!It was a good story line (if you like th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Dom
Beyond the Bright Sea isn't the best book I have read. In fact, it is probably the worst one I have read. About a girl dubbed Crow by an islander call . . .
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Saint Death by Renata
It begins with a prologue, telling the story of a girl who is lying in a river. She is half naked, and being swept by the riverís current to the shore . . .
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The Hate U Give by louis
Where to start... This book is one of the best books I have ever read: the characters are captivating and I thoroughly agree with the message. However . . .
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Rook by Daniel
Rook is quite a niche book in what it covers but that is also its downfall as it takes on too much for the short amount of pages that it has. Rook is . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sam
I thought that this book was really good, in the way of allowing us and making us think about the world around you; not just in this country. Its . . .
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Where the World Ends by Anya
This amazing book is about a boy called Quilliam who lives in the 18th century on a small island on the Scottish borders. Every year the boys on the i . . .
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The Hate U Give by Dom
This. Book. Is. Amazing! The Hate U Give is written so well that you fall into the main protagonist's shoes so easily in the first few pages. Based in . . .
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The Hate U Give by Anya
Angie Thomas has made a very moving book! Starr is the main character and lives in an area in America called Garden Heights where it is not the safest . . .
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Angie Thomas has made a very moving book! Starr is the main character and lives in an area in America called Garden Heights where it is not the safest . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Emma
Wed wabbit...where to start. The book is very confusing yet weirdly funny in a way. The end was amazing even thought the start did not make any sense. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Benjamin
Hilarious!! Wed Wabbit is a very light hearted, funny book. It is brilliant!! It made me laugh all the time. It is about a boy named Fidge and his lit . . .
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The Hate U Give by Benjamin Leaver
Captivating and moving! The main character in this book is called Starr. She lives in a very dodgy area called Garden Heights. She then has a terrible . . .
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Rook by Benjamin
Wow!! Hooked from page 1!! This book is fantastic and is so hard to put down! I love the storyline and all the different details that really makes you . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Erin
Beyond the bright sea was quite boring and I didn't finish it. It wasn't something that i would recommend as I struggled to understand it properly I . . .
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Rook by Sonya
Rook was a brilliant and smart book from the view of a bird and a boy. Everything in this book was perfect, from the plot and characters to storyline . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sonya
Wed Wabbit was a lovely, easy read that is suitable for all ages. The author used her imagination well to create a vivid setting, storyline, character . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sonya
The Hate U Give was one of the best books I've read in my whole life. It reflects racism in such a powerful, brilliant way to younger readers. I think . . .
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After the Fire by Sonya
After the Fire was an absolutely beautiful book written by Will Hill. It showed a very intense story through the view of main character Moonbeam. Will . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Anya
I weward this book a 9/10! It was a weally amazing book and my favourite character was Eleanor the Elephant because she was so funny and she made sure . . .
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Rook by Amy
One night Kenny and Nicky walk into the graveyard... and find a rook lying on the floor left for dead after an attack from a hawk. This is a great . . .
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After the Fire by Amy
17 year old Moonbeam, has been part of the Lord's Legion since she was 3. Father John controls everything inside the fence, he decides the rules (give . . .
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The Hate U Give by Emily
The Hate U Give is a remarkable story about, family friendship and bravery. The Hate U Give tells the story about a girl called Star who lives in the . . .
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Rook by Emily
Rook tells the story of two brothers Nicky and Kenny who find a bird injured and attacked in their local park and are determined to save it. But despi . . .
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Saint Death by Dom
This book is amazing. It grips you till the end, and you are practically clinging to every word Sedgwick writes. Based in Mexico, it shows an almost d . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Emily
Wed Wabbit was a weirdly wonderful wead! Wed wabbit told the story of a young girl called Fidge, her sister Minnie, her cousin Graham, Eleanor the Ele . . .
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The Hate U Give by Joseph
This book is about an African American girl named Starr who lives in a poor district in America. Her father owns a shop in the district, and her Mum i . . .
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Where the World Ends by Joseph
This novel is about a boy names Quilliam who lives in the 18th century on a small island in the middle of a Scottish archipelago. Every year, he and t . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amy
Where the world ends, how can I sum it up? Boring. I read just over half of it and still nothing had happened. I did not get it. It was really hard to . . .
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Saint Death by Erin
Saint Death... more like saint boredom. The book does not keep you interested at all and I almost fell asleep in the middle of the day from reading it . . .
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Rook by Erin
Rook is a book about a rook who is left to die after it is attacked by a sparrowhawk and knocked out of a tree. A person called Kenny decides to help . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Reuben
This book seems like a very strange and almost mad concept but is the most captivating book I have read for ages!! It is about a girl called fidge who . . .
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Where the World Ends by Dom
Where The World Ends is a brilliant book, all about a small Scottish island, a crew of fowlers and a girl called John. It starts on the island of Kild . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Erin
Wed Wabbit is one of a kind. The book is about a girl called Minnie who has a toy called Wed Wabbit because she can't pronounce her R's properly. The . . .
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The Hate U Give by Erin
The hate u give is an amazing book that makes your opinion about racism change rapidly as Starr's (a 'black' 16 year old) childhood friend Kahil is ki . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
'Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong.The key is too never stop doing right.' Starr Carter is a sixteen year old gi . . .
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Rook by Emma
Rook is a book about a rook. The rook gets attacked by a hawk and gets left to die. Kenny and Nicky are walking their dog, Tina, when Tina chases aft . . .
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The Hate U Give by Gail
Racism. Friendship. Love. In ĎThe Hate U Giveí, Starr, a 16 year old girl, is the only witness of her best friend being murdered. In the garden, where . . .
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The Hate U Give by Eleanor
The hate u give was a powerful book about racism and friendship. It follows the story of 16 year old Starr who sees her best friend (Khalil) get murde . . .
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Rook by Susannah
Rook is a satisfying, happy, fast-paced story, following Nicky and his struggle through life with a special needs brother, Kenny, an annoying father . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Susannah
Beyond the Bright Sea is a powerful, compelling, emotive novel about young girl called Crow, set afloat on a sinking skiff from a mysterious location . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Emma
Crow is a young girl. She washed up on an island off the coast of Cuttyhunk in an old skiff when she was just hours old. Osh and Miss Maggie looked af . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Eleanor
Wed Wabbit is a wonderful book about the land of Wimbley Woos where there is a ridiculous dictator who canít pronounce the letter ĎRí. Fidge (the main . . .
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After the Fire by Gail
What would you do if you found that your whole life was a lie? When the Lordís legion (where Moonbeam, the protagonist, lives) was invaded by the C . . .
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Rook by Gail
In ĎRookí, a boy called Nicky (who lives with his dad, his dadís girlfriend, and his mentally disabled brother, Kenny) who has to deal with bullies a . . .
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After the Fire by Anya
It was so scary that I had nightmares!!! . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Gail
Imagine you got catapulted into a strange world. Then imagine that the world is from your sisterís favourite book that you have read a 100 times. Fina . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Dom
Wed Wabbit is amazing. It is probably the least inviting book out of the lot but really isn't. A girl with a lost toy. Her sister's promise to find it . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sam
A book about a red rabbit? boring! Well you wrong; this book had the most laughs, action and fun of all the shortlisted book Iv'e read so far. It . . .
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After the Fire by Joseph
I loved this book. The plot is based around a girl named Moonbeam who used to live in a compound belonging to a religion called The Lord's Legion. The . . .
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Saint Death by Joseph
This book is about a young adult named Arturo who lives on the Mexican/American border. He is poor and lives out of contact with his father who is a r . . .
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Rook by Joseph
I can't begin to describe this book. At first it was deviously disguised as a book of non-interest and (I must admit) it wasn't entirely a fascinating . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Susannah
Wed Wabbit. What. A. Book. Wivetting, weward-derserving, waucously funny, this novel tells the hilariously entertaining story of Fidge and her se . . .
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Where the World Ends by Susannah
Where the World Ends is a powerful, startling and beautifully fresh novel that drops you into the 1727 St. Kildan world of Quilliam. Though the bad ti . . .
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Rook by Eleanor
Rook was a fantastic book about life and how it brings people together. The book was about a boy called Nicky who finds a rook,which is injured, with . . .
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The Hate U Give by emma
The Hate U Give is a book about a 16 year old girl called Starr who lived in a community (nicknamed the garden) with gangbangers and drug dealers. But . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Emily
Beyond the bright sea is a breathtakingly beautiful story about a young girl called Crow who was sent away on an old boat where Osh found her with onl . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Eleanor
Beyond the bright sea was an amazing book. It was about a girl called Crow who came to an island in basket with a letter and a ruby. She goes on an ad . . .
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After the Fire by Renata
As I began to read this book, waves of emotions flooded through me. Will Hillís artful writing skills allowed you to relate and really escape into the . . .
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Rook by Anya
The best book I have ever read! Rook is narrated by Nicky, a 14 year old boy who goes on a dog walk with his brother kenny, and they find a dead bird . . .
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After the Fire by Emily
Tense. Exciting and absolutely fantastic. After the fire tells a story about a girl called Moonbeam who for nearly her whole life lived in the Lords L . . .
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Rook by Sam
Well. I think that rook is a great book; not just the story, but the way it connects with secondary school kids is really good. Follow a classic 14 . . .
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Rook by Dom
Rook is a brilliant book, and whilst not directly addressing some issues, it does talk about anxiety, dating and autism. In a nutshell, it is about tw . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Gail
I loved this book. It had everything: mystery, adventure, and family. Set in the 1925, this story is about a girl called Crow. When she was just a . . .
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What book is going to win the Carnegie?

The Hate U Give
Wed Wabbit
Rook
St Death
Where the World Ends
Beyond the Bright Sea
After the Fire
 
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

Larkmead Secondary School

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