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Surrey,
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The 2018 Christ's Shadowers

Year 8 (+ a few Year 7) students who love to read and love to talk about books even more!

Saint Death by Sam
This is at the same time an incrdedibly moving, riveting read and yet totally horrific and harrowing and not for those of a sensitive nature. The two . . .
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Rook by Sophie C
Rook was a great book which i really enjoyed reading. I liked that Rook was about two brothers who found an injured rook and were trying to keep it al . . .
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Rook by Dominic
Rook is a book about a boy, his brother with special needs and an injured rook they find. This book was very short and frankly I am glad for the story . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Dominic
Wed Wabbit is an interesting book to say the least; in which a girl gets sucked into her sisters story book with her odd cousin who she doesnít get al . . .
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After the Fire by Thomas
This book at the beginning seemed to be a bloody and gothic book with pools of blood and many people dying and it makes it quite excitable for you to . . .
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After the Fire by Beau
After The Fire was an amazing book based on the Waco siege and was set in 1993 Texas. This book really captures what happened inside these barbed fenc . . .
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The Hate U Give by Alfredo
I deeply enjoyed reading this as it was action-packed and included core parts every teen could go through in life. For example loosing friends or oth . . .
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Rook by Sophie
Rook is a hard-hitting, emotional inspiring book about two brothers, Kenny and Nicky, who find an injured Rook in the park and take it home to nurse b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sophie
Wed Wabbit is a heart-warming, influential book that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It stars two sisters, Fidge and Minnie. Fidge . . .
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After the Fire by Nicholas
I really enjoyed reading After the Fire, a book based on the Waco Siege. It was exceptionally gripping - I could not stop reading it. I really liked h . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Abi
Don't let the childish title put you off this fabulous book. The author creates such a realistic picture of life with a younger sibling. You laugh at . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lara
This novel was by far the most appealing to me out of the 8 novels on the shortlist. This is due to the fact that the basic story line of a girl tryin . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lara
For a reader like me, this kind of novel would not be appealing to me as i prefer to read more challenging books. However i actually really enjoyed th . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lara
This book has really been one of the most brilliant novels i have ever read. During this novel the author consistently uses foreshadowing, flashbacks . . .
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Rook by Lara
I found this book intriguing from the beginning. The use of a strong story line that branches off into different directions throughout the book. As i . . .
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Rook by Sam
I thought this book was amazing. I liked it because it was short, easy to read with a sad but enjoyable story. The main characters are two brothers, o . . .
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After the Fire by Shahrina
I really enjoyed this book.It had a very interesting plot line and I really liked the main character Moonbeam. Without giving too much away the fact t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Abi
Beyond the Bright Sea covered the common theme of finding yourself, but it covered it in an unusual way. However, the theme did not really interest me . . .
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Saint Death by Abi
I like to read for pleasure and to escape, but this book was just too painful. You can tell that the author is trying to make a point about power and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hayley
I found this book every unusual and exciting. I like that itís set in an unusual place - Hirta, St. Kilda , Scotland- and that itís about an unusual e . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Libby
I think the book has a powerfull meaning it shows you can get lost in a small world.This little girl is trying to find where she belongs.and she is st . . .
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The Hate U Give by Nicholas
Overall, I really enjoyed The Hate U Give. It was quite a page-turner, and there seemed to be something new going on in each new chapter, which made i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Momo
Beyond the Bright Sea was a good book and although the book had a basic plot, it was really enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone for a bit of . . .
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Saint Death by Ridwan
I loved Saint Death as it was a real eye opener to how bad conditions are for those living in Mexico and the trouble they may face in day to day life. . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Momo
I liked Wed Wabbit because it's full of action and the pace is fast and never loses its flow. The idea and characters are individual and it makes the . . .
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King of the Sky by Tayyaba
King of the sky is a book which is startingly genuine to day to day life and it is a incredibly moving book.It tells you how it feels to move into a f . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Tayyaba
When I first picked up Wed Wabbit, I knew it was going to be a sort of "babyish" book because of the title, and it was. This Fiction book has a mixtur . . .
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The Hate U Give by Aaliyah
I quite enjoyed reading The Hate U Give because it touched on realistic subjects which can be relatable to people in society today. The characters are . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hayley
I found this book every unusual and exciting. I like that itís set in an unusual place - Hirta, St. Kilda, Scotland - and that itís about an unusual e . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Hayley
I enjoyed reading this book because it dealt with discovering Crowís history and how people with illnesses like leprosy are treated. I thought it adde . . .
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The Stags
Ham, Richmond upon Thames
KHS Shadowers
Surrey,
Grey Court School
Ham, Richmond upon Thames
Year 5 Book Club
Richmond, Surrey
What is the first thing you look at when choosing a book to read or borrow?

The book cover / design
The author
The blurb
The book title
The first chapter or line of the book
 
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp
 

 
 

Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has a background in comedy. Following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV; her credits include Father Ted, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You. Her first . .