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Long Stratton High
Norwich ,
Group status: Busy reading and reviewing!



Our group is made up of year seven, eight, nine and ten students and staff from LSHS. We'll read anything, just don't expect us to agree with each other - we love a good debate!

Long Way Down by Ellie
I really enjoyed this book as the theme was really interesting and the layout of the book was very good. I found the use of free verse made the book m . . .
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Long Way Down by George
Wow! I loved this amazing book. It took me on so many shocking adventures. When you get deeper into it you want to find out more which is what makes . . .
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Rebound by George
I think that rebound was very thrilling and it took you on a very good adventure through all the little chapters. It gets more adventurous when you r . . .
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Bone Talk by Isobel
This book is an incredible mix of treachery, false trust, betrayal and conflict of long-hated enemies. In this book, old traditions are broken and a l . . .
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Bone Talk by Isobel
This book is an incredible mix of treachery, false trust, betrayal and conflict of long-hated enemies. In this book, old traditions are broken and a l . . .
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Rebound by Isobel
This book was quite boring but the plot was relatively good. I liked the way it was written as it gave the story a bit of character and it highlighted . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isobel
This novel was a tangle of love and emotion. For Emily and her parents, Smockeroon is a place of refuge to help them deal with their tragic loss and m . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isobel
This book showed me a new side of the war - other than those who wanted war and the soldiers - there were the pacifists who never wanted it at all. Ev . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isobel
This book showed me a new side of the war - other than those who wanted war and the soldiers - there were the pacifists who never wanted it at all. Ev . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Isobel
I adored this novel because you felt all the emotions yourself and ended up just willing Marinka to just guide the dead on her own so the poor house w . . .
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The Poet X by Isobel
I liked this book even though it is definitely not my favourite because I like the way a girl with a 'big body' can be completely controlled by her mo . . .
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The Poet X by Isobel
I liked this book even though it is definitely not my favourite because I like the way a girl with a 'big body' can be completely controlled by her mo . . .
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Bone Talk by Emily
Bone talk was an original book. It was the first book I have read about the Philippines, and it showed an interesting view, for it was one of a young . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Isobel
I adored this book even though I found the spirits in the family's minds extremely confusing and slightly creepy.I found it was abhorrent that the gho . . .
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Long Way Down by Isobel
I liked this book although it was quite short and easy to read. I thought the fact that it was written in free verse poetry made it more interesting a . . .
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Long Way Down by Isobel
I liked this book although it was quite short and easy to read. I thought the fact that it was written in free verse poetry made it more interesting a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emily
The House with Chicken Legs at first seems daft, but I think it has hidden meaning within it. I like the feel of emotions and the different character' . . .
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Bone Talk by george
I really like how the book went from quite cheerful to fearsome. The book was really fascinating and not even halfway through the book it lured me to . . .
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The Poet X by Emily
I quite liked The Poet X, the free verse was better than the free verse of Long Way Down, but the story was a bit just every-day feel. Xiomara (I like . . .
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The Poet X by Henry
I really enjoyed this book although it did go over the same story over and over, Xomara hates her mum hangs out with her boyfriend and does a competit . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ellie
I did enjoy this book because it was very descriptive and different to other books. I found it was very interesting and the theme and idea was carried . . .
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Rebound by Ellie
I liked this book because it was written in an interesting way, making the book more enjoyable. It had an okay theme but I personally found it dragged . . .
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Long Way Down by Henry
An amazing book I enjoyed this technique of writing. There was less written on each page than a normal book but strangely it was easier to understand! . . .
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Long Way Down by Emily
I would have quite liked long way down if it hadn't been written in free verse. This made me personally miss aspects of the story, though it was a qui . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ellie
I really enjoy this book because the concept of the fact that the toys from her past come alive. It gives the story a magical touch. I found the way t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Emily
I really liked this book, it was a good read and the different narrators gave interest and depth. The only thing I didn't like was that Evelyn [one of . . .
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Long Way Down by Ethan
The book 'Long Way Down' is an amazing book because as well as having an air of suspense it also is an amazing thriller. In this book the main charact . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ellie
I liked the original idea of this book but it didn't really give the amazement that other books give me. I found the book a bit young and it was a bit . . .
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The Poet X by Ellie
I think this book was okay but it wasn't my favourite. I found the story line dragged on a little bit but the use of free verse made it more interesti . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
This book is about two people who come from different and ordinary backgrounds and their experiences of the suffragettes and their fight for freedom o . . .
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Long Way Down by Megan
I found this book very quick to read and so is accessible to all levels of reader. It does however, have some very adult themes such as dealing with l . . .
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Which book has the most interesting front cover?

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The Land of Neverendings
The House With Chicken Legs
Long Way Down
Bone Talk
A Skinfull of Shadows
Poet X
Rebound
   
 
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
 

 
 

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .