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Appleton Readers
Wyke,
Group status: Our group starts on 1st April. This year we will be joined by Mr Caw, Miss Boote, Ms Murch and Miss Hirst.

Appleton Readers

We have a full group of 25 students this year and we meet in the library each Monday for lunch and book chats. We have students from years 7, 8 and 9 this year and we predict that our debates will be quite lively!

Mrs Parr

Long Way Down by Laura
I thought that this book was excellently written in a way that the reader could engage and feel the characters thoughts and feelings. I really liked t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Chloe
Looking at the front cover and reading the blurb your first impression is that it is going to be a book for the younger audience however it is very de . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Chloe
A Skinful Of Shadows was a very confusing and hard book to follow. At first it was very hard to grasp whether Make-peaces mother was actually horrible . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Chloe
The House with the chicken legs definitely gives a magical and mysterious aura. It discusses the life of a Yaga really well and I loved it when Marink . . .
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The Poet X by Jodie
I found this book very good and easy to understand. So far this is my favourite book and I think it will win. The storyline was amazing and it seems t . . .
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Long Way Down by Jodie
Simple but detailed and a very good book. It was very upsetting knowing someone died in the book but the ending was confusing when the brother came ba . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by holly
I found it fun in some parts of the book it was confusing but if anybody is reading it I hope that they enjoy it and thank you for letting me join the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jodie
I really enjoyed this book. I felt many different emotions reading it especially knowing they didnít see each other again when Baba died. The house wi . . .
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Rebound by Laura
I did not really enjoy my time reading this book due to the fact that it didnít seem to engage the reader like some of the other books due. However, t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Madison
This book is on the surface, enjoyable. However, it seems like books about the suffragettes have been done to death. I did enjoy the relationship betw . . .
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The Poet X by Madison
I find this book incredible. It is well-written in verse and presents a unique new idea in writing, is incredible and emotional. Highly recommended by . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Madison
This book is enjoyable and rather unique, I like the idea of someone controlling who enters the afterlife. It is rather sad in sections and could help . . .
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Rebound by Madison
This is an enjoyable read and is a good read. However, it is not anything incredible and you aren't going to think about it for long after. . . .
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The Poet X by Louisa
The. PoetX was a really god book. I enjoyed it.I wasnít to too keen on the swear words but apart from that I enjoyed this book. . . .
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The Poet X by Megan
I really enjoyed the poet x book it isn't my favourite book so far but it was good. I think it is more for older students. . . .
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Long Way Down by Chloe
Long Way Down is the first book that i have ever read that is written in verses and I honestly love it. The novel is written to teach the readers that . . .
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Bone Talk by Chloe
I absolutely love this book because at the start of the story it begins with a backstory of Samkad and what is about to happen to him. It is so thrill . . .
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Rebound by Chloe
Absolutely love this book. It is a fantastic story of family,recovery and how to deal with grief. I love it's gripping verses of emotion, friendship a . . .
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The Poet X by Chloe
This is a brilliant read and I absolutely love how the author has chosen to write in verses as it creates a diary like text which makes it easier for . . .
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Long Way Down by Lily
long way down is a book for secondary people and it has a very descriptive but short pages of words. It is a very appealing book and is a good book fo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lily
This book is a very good book for adventurous people. The book has very humorous topics such as the character baba saga. . . .
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Long Way Down by rosie
I think it was a very good book at first Ithought he was going to kill the boy but he didn't, I don't think! . . .
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Long Way Down by Riley
i liked this book but i think i would read poet x . . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Megan
I read The Land Of Neverendings. It was a really nice story the start of the book was really sad but I liked the book and I think that young students . . .
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Long Way Down by Megan
I read Long Way Down. I thought this book was a really easy and quick book to read as it is only poems. I thought the poems were all really good and m . . .
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Rebound by Louisa
I personally wasn't a big fan of this book. But I like the bit of the book where there Are pictures and writing around the pictures . . .
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The Poet X by Laura
I really enjoyed reading this book due to the fact that it was easy to keep picking up because of the short chapters/verses. Going back to the last po . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by malaika
I reallly loved the book and how it hada really good storyline.I would recommend it to anybody who loves to read fantasy books.I was surprised to find . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Lily
This book is my favorite book in Carnegie so far because at first it was really sad because a girl called Emily had a sister called Holly and she died . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Megan
I thought The House with Chicken Legs was an okay book it is not my favorite book. I didn't have a favorite part because I liked the whole book. I rea . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
I read Things a Bright Girl Can Do and I thought it was amazing because it had such a powerful message that women should be treated like men and that . . .
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Long Way Down by Louisa
Long way down is a really good book.It is also easy read.I didn't have a favourite bit because I liked all of it but I like the bit where the girl get . . .
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Rebound by malaika
I really did not like the book as all the verse.The theme was not really may style as it was only talking about his friends CJ and Skinny. I think thi . . .
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Rebound by malaika
I really did not like the book as all the verses didn't make sense and they sound really boring .Tthe theme was not really my style as it was only tal . . .
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Long Way Down by Malaika
I really loved this book and the ending really bought the book to a cliffhanger and you really want to read more to understand what happened next. . . .
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The Poet X by Riley
I really loved this book. I would recommend it for people who like rappers and poets. . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Parr
A period in history that I knew very little about. Rites of passage and growth into adulthood are dealt with brilliantly in this book. I loved the way . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Parr
Wonderful coverage of such a current topic. Jason Reynolds covers the options open to young people in a sensitive manner.Do they need to follow the r . . .
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Heaton Avenue Millionaires
Cleckheaton
Dixons City Academy
Bradford,
DCA Pageturners
Tong High School
Bradford,
If you could be transported into a shortlisted novel which would it be?

The Land Of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
Long Way down
Rebound
The House With Chicken Legs
Things A Bright Girl Can Do
The Poet x
 
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Winning Year: 2014

16-year-old Linus Weems has woken up in a low-ceilinged rectangular building, made entirely of whitewashed concrete, with no windows and no doors. The lift is the only way out. But this time when the lift comes, it isn't empty.
 

 
 

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and began her career as a journalist for the opposition press during the People Power Revolution before becoming an author. Her debut novel Tall Story won the Crystal Kite Award in 2011 and wa . .

 

 



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