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Christ's Shadowers
Surrey,
Group status: Raising our voices in passionate discussion over our current favourite!

The 2018 Christ's Shadowers

Year 8 (+ a few Year 7) students who love to eat, read and discuss the shortlisted Carnegie books! We are diverse, a bit eccentric and have a passion for reading. See our video, blog and reviews to find out who we are, our interests and what we think of the Carnegie books! Shout out to our librarian, Mrs Garrett,for her dedication, being awesome and most importantly giving us food! Here is one of our blog posts: Hello again! Today, we had another meeting, and we finally decided OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS! They came in this order: 1. The Hate U Give 2. Beyond the Bright Sea (the author's favourite) 3. After the Fire Check out our group page for reviews and more - and please like our video because WE LIKE LIKES! We also all took part in an activity where we had a pile of lines from the books, some were first lines and some were last lines. The first lines had to be matched to the last lines and then we had to work out which book was missing from the game... It was Rook! (Also the boys matched all the lines first, but the girls worked out the missing book first!) Posted on: 23 May 2018

Nicholas & Aaliyah

The Hate U Give by Ridwan
The Hate U Give is a thrilling read as Starr's two worlds collide.The book is set in Garden Heights, a poor neighborhood, and a suburb which is rich . . .
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Rook by Shahrina
This book was vey interesting and had very realistic characters. The way the story was told made you feel like you were in the characters shoes. I wou . . .
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Saint Death by Shahrina
It seemed like it had an interesting plot based on the blurb,but as I read on I realised it wasn't as good as i had anticipated. I read through half o . . .
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The Hate U Give by Shahrina
I really enjoyed this book because it has a strong plot on some realistic events in the modern world. It has powerful characters and lots of emotions . . .
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After the Fire by Momo
After the fire was definetly my favourite book so far as it was like nothing I had read before. The story plot was gripping but also interesting as Mo . . .
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Release by Hayley
This was an interesting, unique book. I liked reading it because it was different and I have never read a book before set in only one day. It was no . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Dea
The plot to this story is believable and easy to follow. Through out the story you can see the charters change whilst they go through different things . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ridwan
Beyond the Bright Sea is a great adventure set on a few islands as Crow searches for the answers to her family and heritage. Lauren Wolk has written a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Hayley
I enjoyed reading Wed Wabbit because it was a unique idea and perspective for a story. I also like how it talks about labeling people and how everybod . . .
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Release by Ridwan
Release was an interesting book set in one Saturday in which the main character goes through loads of potentially life-changing events. I think the bo . . .
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Rook by Nicholas
Rook is a book about a boy called Nicky, who has a former alcoholic father and a brother (called Kenny) who has learning difficulties. To me, this boo . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Nicholas
Beyond the Bright Sea is a novel set on the Elizabeth Islands, in Massachusetts. It's based around the true story of a leper hospital on Penikese, one . . .
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Rook by Hayley
This is a very short book about a boy with learning difficulties, a rook and his brother who was bullied. I found it interesting, I liked the start a . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Shahrina
I didn't really enjoy this book. When I first picked the book up I thought the plot line was a great one,but as I read I realised that it was getting . . .
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After the Fire by Ridwan
After the Fire is a thrilling read. Throughout the book you will keep on turning the pages due to your curiosity getting the better of you as you sear . . .
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Saint Death by Hayley
This is a book I found quite gripping. I liked how it was rare to have a book set on the America-Mexican border. However, I found it quite dark and . . .
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Where the World Ends by Hayley
I found this book every unusual and exciting. I like that it is set in an unusual place - Hirta, St. Kilda , Scotland- and that it is about an unusual . . .
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Rook by Ridwan
Rook is a great book, I liked how it started about two brothers saving a bird and developed into much more as it delved into the problems Nicky faced . . .
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Rook by Momo
Rook was a book that was much shorter and eaisier to read than the other books. I liked that it was a short summary and the characters were believable . . .
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Rook by Beau
I thought Rook was a nice short story about the average life of a boy called Nicky, his brother Kenny, Dad and his dad's girlfriend Jenny. One day dur . . .
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The Hate U Give by Hayley
I enjoyed reading the Hate U Give. I think there should be more books on the subject of Black Inequality. However, nothing else made it a better book . . .
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The Hate U Give by Sophie
The Hate U Give is a realistic, action-packed book. I can honestly say it is one of the best books I have ever read and I recommend it to all children . . .
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After the Fire by Hayley
This is my favourite of the 8 books so far. Although it isn't a true story, I felt that I engaged with the characters like they really existed. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Momo
I liked The hate U give although there could be a lot less swearing as it distracted me from what the characters were really saying. The plot of the s . . .
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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 sister's story book with her odd cousin who she doesn’t get a . . .
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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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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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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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Beyond the Bright Sea by Hayley
I enjoyed reading this book because it dealt with discovering Crow’s history and how people with illnesses like leprosy are treated. I thought it adde . . .
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Which was YOUR favourite Carnegie 2018 book?

After The Fire
Beyond the Bright Sea
Release
Rook
Saint Death
The Hate U Give
Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
   
 
Title: Just in Case
Author: Meg Rosoff
Winning Year: 2007

15 year old David Case thinks that fate is out to get him. There are so many things you could do in life such as reinvent yourself, change your name and the way you look; leave home and find yourself caught up in a series of strange misadventures and even
 

 
 

Lauren Wolk
After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women?s Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Si