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BMS (Books, Munchies and Squash)
Bedfordshire,
Group status: We have just got the books in and have started reading!
Keen readers mostly in years 7-9, meeting on a Wednesday lunchtime with a challenge to read all the books (except Beck) on the shortlist!

Ellen Faysse

Where the World Ends by Ms Chumbley
This is a well-written, easy to read novel with considerable historical and geographical interest, but it is very slow-paced and not for those who thr . . .
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After the Fire by Ms Chumbley
The traumatic nature of Moonbeam's experiences within a religious cult make this novel a difficult one to recommend for students under 14. It is well- . . .
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Goldington Middle School
Bedford,
Mad Hatters
Bedford,
Bedford Girls School Shadowers
Text & Talk
Bedford,
What do you think about the inclusion of a book for which the advisory reading age is 16+?

I think it's unfair - I'd like the chance to read all the books
I think it's a bit silly
I don't mind - we should discuss sensitive things
I don't mind - I just won't vote for it!
I don't mind, so long as it doesn't win!
 
Title: Tamar
Author: Mal Peet
Winning Year: 2005

This is an enthralling and multi-layered novel that traces the story of two men caught up in secret operations in World War Two. It looks at the negative impact that war has on those involved and on succeeding generations. Guilt and its ramifications lie