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Larkmead Secondary School
Abingdon,
Group status: Our 2017 Group are eager & enthusiastic to read the shortlisted books.The books will no doubt be spat out or held in high esteem! Students are travelling along their journey of discovery, reading for pleasure. Are you?

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We're reading and reading, and reading, and reading, reading and reading... Reviewing, reviewing, reviewing... Exploring, Reading and Enjoying

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The Hate U Give by Edward
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The unea . . .
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Saint Death by Lara W
I really enjoyed Saint Death. This book is about a boy called Aturo, who lives on the border between Mexico and America. He is living a good life – . . .
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After the Fire by Daniel
"The things I've seen are burned into me like scars that refused to fade." Moonbeam has been at the Lord's Legion for as long as she can remember. Her . . .
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Saint Death by Amy
Saint Death is a surprising book…Enthralling, intriguing and it offers an interesting perspective into life in Mexico. It was great book, and the end . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Porsha
As I was reading this book, I was wondering why so many people were saying that this book was 'terrible' and 'one of the worst' because I, for one, co . . .
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After the Fire by Hannah
The book After the Fire is about a girl (Moonbeam) who was part of a religious group and a had a few bad things happen to her. The leader of that grou . . .
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Saint Death by Elise
Saint Death was an ok book. I felt it had a slow start but once you got into the book it was good. However I did get bored in places but then other pl . . .
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Saint Death by Ginny
When Arturo finds his best friend Faustino has joined a gang he is surprised. But it is a decision that he will have to face in due time. Will he make . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lara H
Where the World Ends is a book about a group of boys, 3 adults (and a girl who pretends to be a boy) who get stranded on a rock where the birds nest . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ginny
When Fidge finds herself trapped in her sisters story book, all she can think about is how to get home. However, ‘Wimbley land’ is under threat, from . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ginny
When Fidge finds herself trapped in her sisters story book, all she can think about is how to get home. However, ‘Wimbley land’ is under threat, from . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Samuel
Firstly what I enjoyed about the book was that it was very intriguing and kept me up all night thinking about what would happen next. I would change t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Isabella M
I thought this book was amazing, but it was only after the first 2 chapters that I started to get into it. The book made me think about what I know . . .
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Rook by Amy
Rook is short but sweet. It’s full of emotions that really bring the characters to life, and it makes the story a believable account of a teenager’s l . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
I think the moral of this story is never judge a book by its cover. I must confess the title didn’t spring out at me as being a book that I would enjo . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
This book is like cutting onions! The deeper you delve, the more layers you find! I think I wanted to find out Crow’s story as much as she did – and . . .
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After the Fire by Pippa
‘ I sprint across the yard, my eyes streaming, my heart pounding in my chest’... I was captivated from that first sentence. I thought this book was a . . .
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Where the World Ends by Mollie-Mae
Where the World Ends is a great book, however, it lost my interest at times. I feel that the book is an amazing story but it was written in quite a bo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lara W
This book is about a girl called Fidge who has a little sister called Minnie. Minnie is obsessed with her toy Wed Wabbit and her book about the Wimble . . .
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Rook by Elise
I loved Rook. It was about a boy called Nicky who found a bird with his brother. All the attention is on his brother. But it's Nicky who is struggling . . .
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Rook by Lara H
Rook is a book about a boy called Nicky who has a brother who is disabled and a dad who has just started to sort his life out. He and his brother find . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lara H
Beyond the Bright Sea is a book about a girl, who is named Crow, who was put in a boat and floated off to sea by her parents that she has never known . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
The Hate U Give is a book that introduces you to a world which most people don’t meet: a confusion of right and wrong, and light in the darkness. It’s . . .
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Rook by Hannah G
In the book Rook, a boy who is in secondary school and his younger brother who has a disability, find a Rook in a field which is badly hurt. The two b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Elise
I really liked Wed Wabbit. It was about a girl called Fidge who finds herself in her little sisters fictional book,Wimbley Woos. She faces all kinds o . . .
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Abingdon School
Abingdon,
Fitzharrys Shadows
Oxfordshire,
St Helen and St Katharine
Abingdon,
Our Lady's Abingdon (OLA)
Abingdon,
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Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
 
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