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St Albans Girls School
St Albans, Herts
Group status: We have started shadowing the 2018 shortlist, which book will be the winner?!



We are a group of year 8 students supported by our 2 Librarians, Ms Darbyshire and Mrs Stelling, and we will meet regularly to discuss the books and update our list of what we've read so far. The week before the winner is announced, we will have a one hour meeting to discuss all books and cast our own votes.


Saint Death by Sabrina
Saint Death is a great novel that allows us an insight into the drug trade and injustice near the US-Mexican border. It presents numerous ideologies o . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sophie
A little it young for me but still intresting would recomend for maybe 7 yr olds . . .
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After the Fire by Scarlett
'After the Fire' was an amazing book about courage, survival and trust. It follows the experience of a girl called Moonbeam, who talks to Doctor Hern . . .
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Rook by Scarlett
I thought that 'Rook' was a very good quick read about two boys called Kenny and Nicky, but Kenny has learning problems. The story begins where they r . . .
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The Hate U Give by Scarlett
'The Hate U Give' was an insight into the world of Garden Heights, an area of living where there are a lot of gangs. This is also Starr's neighbourhoo . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Scarlett
'Wed Wabbit' was an extremely humerous book about a 10 year old girl called Fidge, who gets sucked into her sister Minnie's version of the 'Land of Wi . . .
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Where the World Ends by Scarlett
'Where the World Ends, was a true story, set in 1727-28, about a team of boys who are sent to the Warrior Stac Island every summer to hunt birds. But . . .
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Rook by Amy
Rook is the third book in the trilogy by Anthony McGowan and tells the story of Nicky and his older brother Kenny who has learning disabilities. The b . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Amy
This book tells the story of a young girl and her cousin who take a journey through the fantasy land of Wimbley Woo. The whimsical world is actually a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
This book tells the story of a 16 year old called Starr who is the sole witness to the police shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil. What Starr . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
This book tells the story of a 16 year old called Starr who is the soul witness to the police shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil. What Starr . . .
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The Hate U Give by Amy
This book tells the story of a 16 year old called Starr who is the sole witness to the police shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil. What Starr . . .
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The Song from Somewhere Else by Ella..
This book was really sweet and magical. It was so easy to get into the flow of this book and the pictures were beautiful. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ella..
This was one of the best books I have ever read and I cannot stress enough how good it was. Starr, the main character has such a different life to me . . .
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Rook by Ebony
Rook is a book based on two teenagers and one of which has learning disabilities so his younger brother almost acts as his guardian and helps him thro . . .
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Saint Death by Ella..
I found this book hard to get into for a while and once the pace quickened, too much was happening.The story was nice and the style of writing and cha . . .
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Rook by Millie
Rook is a quick and compelling read. The book is not action packed but you want to carry on reading as you empathise with the characters and it is a h . . .
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Rook by Ella..
Personally, this book was not the best and a little to simple and ordinary for my taste. By the end, i felt happy and content but i didn't enjoy it as . . .
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After the Fire by Ella..
This book was so different and unique compared to any other i have read. I was intrigued from the beginning and it just got better and better from the . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ella..
In my opinion, this book was an uplifting and feel good story. My favourite character is Ella because she is very relatable and kind. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Ebony
This book is about a run down black neighbourhood and how an innocent young youth was shot all because of a suspicious police officer who had mistaken . . .
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After the Fire by Amy
This book is about one girl who survived the Waco Siege. The book is really clever because it flips from before the siege to after it creating a stron . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Sophie
An incredible story about a young girl called Crow who wants to learn about her past but there is some trouble on the way. I loved this book it was so . . .
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Rook by Sophie
A heart warming story about a teenagers struggle in secondary school and his brother and a certain rook called rooky. I really enjoyed it , a great q . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Srushti
Wed Wabbit is a story about a girl called Fidge who gets transported (along with her annoying cousin Graham) into the magical land of Wimbley Woos. Th . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Scarlett
'Beyond the Bright Sea' was about an islander child called Crow who was tied to a skiff and sent out to sea, and eventually washed up on the island Cu . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Millie
Wed Wabbit is a great book about quirky and unique characters. Because of the cover, I thought the book would be childish (the characters were a bit) . . .
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Where the World Ends by Millie
I wasn't too keen on the book but I liked how there was something going on at all times so it never got boring. I would not have picked the book to re . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Ebony
This book is about a girl named Crow. She was washed up on an island by riding the choppy sea in a small, handmade, wooden boat with nothing other tha . . .
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Saint Death by Scarlett
'Saint Death', in my opinion, was a very hard-hitting book that creates an image in your head, thanks to the author's precocious writing style, that m . . .
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After the Fire by Millie
This book was definitely different from any book I have read before, but like many amazing books, once I started reading, I could not put it down. The . . .
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Where the World Ends by Amy
This book is very unique and intriguing although it can be slightly confusing. The plot is interesting because it is full of different events making i . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Amy
I really enjoyed this book because it was a gentle story but with some hints of action. However, I found the book slightly boring at the beginning as . . .
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The Hate U Give by Millie
Once I had started reading this book, I could not put it down. The plot was so well written that, even though you may not be able to relate with the c . . .
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After the Fire by Sophie
After the Fire is a truly saddening story of the real horrors of gunfire and the after effects of wars and battles. Moonbeam tells the rollercoaster o . . .
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SCC Carnegie Readers
Herts,
Loreto College
St Albans,
STAR READERS
Herts,
Mandeville Morphemes
St Albans, Herts
Which book are you most excited to Read

The Hate U Give
Rook
Wed Wabbit
After the Fire
Where the World Ends
Saint Death
Beyond the Bright Sea
 
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

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