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Neatherd High
Dereham, Norfolk
Group status: We meet every Thursday lunch in the library, sharing our views on the books and eating cake

Discovering golden treasures in books!

Every Thursday we meet in the library at lunch to discuss our feelings about the books we are reading and of course eat cake! We are a group full of really passionate book readers whenever we meet we always have long discussions about if we liked are book or if we weren't so keen, we also watch the author video clips which gives us an insight to both the author and the book and also spend some time writing blogs and voting on the poll. We are also shadowing the Kate Greenaway titles. We have around 10 mixed students all ranging from years 7 to 11 plus many staff- so we really do include a wide range of ages,abilities and genre preferences!


The Poet X by Imogen
I found this book to be very moving. The difference in cultures between the hispanic lives and our own should be enough to cause you to think about wh . . .
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The Poet X by Fleur
Xiomara keeps herself to herself and lets her fists do the talking, but when a slam poetry club starts and she falls for a boy in her bio class, every . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Gill
Set in the Philippines we encounter a unique community who value their traditions, family and cultural beliefs as a young Samkad is about to take his . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Laura
The House With Chicken Legs is about a young girl called Marinka who is a Yaga (someone who guides those who have died to the land of the dead). It is . . .
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The Poet X by susanna
i enjoyed this book because of the way that Xiomara was portrayed as a girl from a religious family. Still fighting her one way and not being afraid o . . .
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The Poet X by Laura
Poet X is about a young girl called Xiomara who finds a love for poetry. The story tells her life as she goes through ups and downs . This book is wri . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Imogen
I absolutely loved this book. The link with Serbian culture and folk stories gave the book another level of depth. Marinka's life is full of creative . . .
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Bone Talk by Fleur
I found the book captivating from the start and i couldn't put it down! My favorite character is Luki because she was unhappy with the differences bet . . .
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Long Way Down by Leanna
Long Way Down was an interesting book, in multiple ways. Firstly, the book's free verse made it quick to read and kept the pace going. Secondly, the t . . .
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What is your favourite book cover from the shortlist?

The Land of Neverendings
Skinful of Shadows
Bone Talk
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The House with Chicken Legs
Long Way Down
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.


Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist, science teacher and text book author. Sophie was inspired to love stories by her Prussian grandmother who fled her homeland during WW2, losi . .