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Reepham High School and College
Reepham, Norfolk

Books, books, books!
We are all loving the Carnegie books this year. The books have kick-started our imagination and given us many interesting topics to discuss.
Posted on: 08 May 2015

Sad books
All the carnegie books this year are really depressing! Don't think I've read one yet that hasn't made me cry! Yes, they're excellent, but I need a happy story soon!Anyone any suggestions?
Posted on: 16 May 2013

Stick with Maggot Moon
Maggot Moon took ages for me to get into. I didn't understand it and the story jumped around so much I never knew what was going on, but I recommend that you stick with it, because in the end it's a great story; very sad. Don't give up on it, once you've read it you won't regret it. It is good, just takes a while to get into. STICK WITH MAGGOT MOON!
Posted on: 16 May 2013

Carnegie divides opinions at Reepham
Hmmm... it seems that this year we're really going to have some hot debate. One day Midwinterblood seems to be the hot favourite, another day it's Wonder, and then somebody surprises us all by liking a book we felt didn't hit the mark. Intriguing, inspiring and occasionally irritating - just what a good Carnegie shortlist should be!
Posted on: 14 May 2013

Hard to read, but impossible to put down.
Between Shades of Gray is the first book I've read about Stalin's reign of terror over the Baltic countries. It captures so well the horror of a comfortable life shattered forever. We've all read about the Nazi's treatment of the Jews in books such as 'Schindler's Ark' and 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', but this book will bring a new awareness of Stalin's atrocities. Just how anyone survived, physically or psychologically is a miracle. A hard read, but this is the one I couldn't put down.
Posted on: 09 Jun 2012

I didn’t have particularly high expectations for this book and I’m not sure why because that soon changed when I started reading it. First of all, write a book from different character’s viewpoints and it doesn’t take much for me to love it. I enjoy fast paced books, and in this one there’s always something happening, switching between different viewpoints which keeps the story flowing well. The clever plot helps you to piece the mystery together at the same time as the boys, and you get a real feel for each character and their part of the story. Being a Geographer I found the book so easy to relate to things I have studied, from the trash heap children to the political corruption and scandals that occur so often in these kinds of places. I originally thought the book was based on India’s largest slum, Dharavi, but at the end the Author states the fictional Bahala dumpsite is based on a place he visited in Manila in the Philippines, which goes to show how many places there are like the one in the book and how many children live like Raphael, Gordo and Rat. I would recommend this book because although it’s short it’s quite difficult to put down, and it would be a real eye opener to anyone who’s not familiar with the situation of children like these. Although this is the first nominated book I’ve read so far it might be hard to beat.
Posted on: 02 May 2012

White Crow
This book is brilliant. I hate it. Imogen.
Posted on: 05 May 2011

Out of the Shadows
This is my favourite book so far!
Posted on: 04 May 2011

chians made me cry 10 times and made me angry with certain evil characters!!!
Posted on: 18 May 2010

first blog post for reepham high school
i have just started nation and i have to say it is a difficult book to get stuck into. the writing is amazing but i think that it is a boys book!!!
Posted on: 18 May 2010