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Ermysted's
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Group status: We're off. The shortlisted books have flown off the shelf and students have begun shadowing.

Jamie love GoT

The enthusiasm of the group is infectious. It's great to see the Carnegie veterans from Years 8 & 9 encouraging the Year 7s.

Tom H

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Finley F
I liked this book as it was interesting but sometimes slow and quite boring. It is set from three perspectives, one girl that has been denied going to . . .
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The Poet X by Sandy
I loved this book so much. I liked it because it was fast moving and didn't spend lots of time describing or explaining something like skinful of shad . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Nathan b
The house was no doubt one of my favourite books as your mind is full of imagination and in this instance her imagination comes true and spreads acros . . .
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Long Way Down by Nathan b
Long Way Down is one of my favourite Carnegie books as it is filled with so much emotion and but also sadness. Straight away one of the first lines is . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Antoni R
I enjoyed this book as it was magical storyline. But I would need to read this again to properly understand this storyline. . . .
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Bone Talk by Antoni R
I read this book quite quick so I didn't understand the storyline as well as I probably should have. I think I'd need to read this again to understand . . .
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The Poet X by Nate
This book was extremely hard to understand, as it had no proper storyline just emotions. Lots of emotions. I think this book tells a story for a lot . . .
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Rebound by Antoni
I really enjoyed this book as it shows that you can enjoy any sport if you try it. I would read this book again as I really enjoyed it. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by jonty
I found it quite a dark book with torture and other things. I didn't like it too much. . . .
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Bone Talk by Toby F
This was my favourite book in the shortlist. I liked how vivid the descriptions were and how the characters were described. There were some parts of i . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Toby F
Although this book took a while to get going, I found that I was really enjoying it by the end. I especially liked the standoffs when they were trying . . .
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Bone Talk by Freddie M
It was an exciting book that I enjoyed a lot. It had action but at times you could feel like you were actually the main character. 5/5 . . .
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The Poet X by Toby o
I kind of like it. It's rather strange. The details go into way too much detail, but I love how it is written. also, normally when writing a story, yo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by James H
I was actually not expecting this book to be written in a serious manner I was expecting it to be comedy. I wasn't too keen on the story though it was . . .
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Rebound by Finley f
This book was about the struggles of dealing with loss and how family is important. It starts off with Charlie being sent to his grandparents for the . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Owen
Overall a well written book, with relatable themes and characters(for the most part). The premise was a fairly original idea and interesting to read. . . .
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Rebound by Owen
Worked quite well as a book using verse. Wished some characters were developed more and some details were explained better. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Toby o
Creepy. Very creepy. Still a great book though. Nice storyline and I love some elements of truth in it too, like the fact that the monarch was against . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Toby O
This is an amazing book, it is the reason why I read. it has all the features needed for a great book. I also love the storyline and all the mysteries . . .
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Bone Talk by Alistair W
I wasnít particularly keen on Bone Talk but I still found it a pleasurable read. It had nice flow and wasnít difficult to read. The story follows a yo . . .
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Rebound by Alistair W
Although it wasnít my favourite book, I really enjoyed reading this novel. It was full of emotion and had great flow. The book is about a young boy by . . .
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Bone Talk by Sandy
I liked this book because I really thought that it made me feel for the Filipinos and hate the Americans. I think that this book helped me to learn a . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sandy
I thought that this book could have had 250 pages cut out from in the middle of it. I thought that there were flashes where the book was good but I t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ammar
Very good, one of the contenders for winning the Carnegie challenge. I would rate it 10/10. I was a sad book but made happy at certain moments . . .
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Bone Talk by Ammar
A bit weird however very interesting and I really enjoyed reading it. I would have changed the plot so that it was like they were in the war. I would . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Tashfeen
The book is an inspiring book that shows the problems with human rights and how women felt at this time . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tashfeen
The House with Chicken Legs is a funny and weird book In the book a girl tries to get away from the house but the house has other ideas In the Baba . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sufian N
I didn't quite enjoy this book at first but then it got better and better. It was about a girl that wanted to get women's rights and this book has a m . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Theo S
This book was not my favourite book out of all the Carnegies mainly because it was so dense and I didn't understand much of it. The ghosts and the way . . .
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Rebound by Edward M
This book was Ok. At first I thought I would like this book due to its title relating to Basketball but I realised that the sport doesn't really have . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Edward M
This book was good! I wasnt completely overwhelmed by this book and its greatness but still liked reading it. I probably won't pick it up again but en . . .
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Bone Talk by Edward M
I really enjoyed this book. It talked about a boy in the 1800s becoming a man in his tribe. I really dont like spoiling books so I won't continue any . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Yusuf a
This book was great. It is a book all about a girl called Evelyn, she is rich and very clever but for some reason she is not allowed to go to universi . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Yusuf a
This was a really good book and I thought it was a very good story line. It is really funny how the girl always makes friends but the house keeps movi . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Yusuf
This book was amazing. It is all about Makepeace who has a wild,angry spirit that is very strong inside her and this is her only defence against her f . . .
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Rebound by Ismail
This book is about a kid called Charlie Bell who is struggling to figure out how he feels about his friend (girl) CJ. When he gets into trouble too ma . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Finley f
This book was an interesting, intriguing fantasy story about the struggles of expectation and loss. Its twists were well worked and the whole book was . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Gabriel
This was a book I personally did not get. There was a lot of different stories in one and it was a bit different from the other books. The fantasy ele . . .
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Long Way Down by Gabriel
Long way down was not a book I liked personally but there were a couple of good points in it. I think that It dragged on too long and it could have mo . . .
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Bone Talk by Gabriel
This was a very good book it was one of my favourite books. It had a very good plot and I like the way it portrayed the Americans and the Philippines. . . .
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Long Way Down by James H
This book was very cleverly written and I liked the way the text was set out on the page because it emphasised some of the story in some places. Howev . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by James H
This book had an interesting beginning and an interesting end but a section in the middle was very slow and not very interesting. I did enjoy the elem . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jamie F
It was an okay book because it told a tale about the suffragettes, but it was quite dull. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Sufian N
I didn't really enjoy this book because I found it quite boring but then while I was reading it got more and more interesting. It was about a girl cal . . .
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Bone Talk by Sufian N
I really, really enjoyed this book because it was about a boy called Samkad and he wanted to become a man and you had to get the Cut before you became . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Toby F
This book was quite dull. However, it was showing the story of the suffragettes and their riots and rebellions so that part was quite interesting. I l . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Sufian N
This book was a good book because it was about a creature that had came in the cat flap. There was a thunderstorm the day before and the mud puddle ha . . .
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The Poet X by Sufian N
I didn't quite enjoy this book as it took me a long time to read because it wasn't the type of book I would enjoy. . . .
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Rebound by Sufian N
I really liked this book because it was a bit like Long Way Down and I read it very quickly. It was about a boy that had to stay over at his grand-par . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ismail
This book is about where the world is powered by imagination, where humans and their toys live long after they have left the hard world and what if th . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ammar
Very good. I thought the book was made too long and could have been a lot shorter if they didnít add unnecessary parts. I didnít really understand the . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Antoni R
This book was very interesting as it shows why women are just as or even more capable as men and shows that women should be treated equally. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Antoni R
I found this book interesting although I'm not sure about the plot or morale of the story so I never really took anything away from it like other book . . .
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Rebound by Theo S
I really liked Rebound because he at first didn't like basketball then Roxie told him to try it. The poetry is very clever and I like the bits with th . . .
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The Poet X by Mitchell
My opinion of this book is that it is quite flat and boring. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Alistair W
Although it had a slow start, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It really hooked me and I thought the style it was written in was brilliant. The . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jonty
It was quite dark throughout the book. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jonty
I didn't really like the book but I quite like the topic that it was writing about. . . .
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Rebound by JONTY
It was a really good book, quite heart warming . . .
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The Poet X by Owen
Quite good premise and execution but makes some characters, in my opinion, a bit flat and boring, only there to add small amounts of comic relief . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Joseph M
This book was quite well written and the backstory was well introduced however I thought towards the end it deviated a tad from the main story but ove . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Edward M
I really liked this book. It focused on women's rights and how women are just as capable as men. It goes through the campaign of women's votes. It als . . .
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Rebound by George S
I liked this book because it was in verse and quick to read and i believe that it had a good story to it. I rate it 4/5 stars . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Nathaniel,S
Very easy to enjoy and has good background in Russian folklore . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Nathaniel,S
I loved this book so much due to its interesting plot . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ammar
Very good book. I thought the beginning was a bit boring but it really picks up as the book progresses. I thought that the Land Of Neverending could h . . .
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Bone Talk by George S
I think the book had a good idea to it but I didn't enjoy it, it just did not hook me so I got bored . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Toby F
I really liked the message in this book about how other people's lives can add onto your life. Along with this, I also liked Baba's character and her . . .
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The Poet X by Gabriel
This was a very good book as it had a very good plot and there was a lot of drama and action. It also showed the impact that the Americans had on the . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by George S
i liked the idea of the book but i didn't enjoy it. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Akram
This was a really good book and I really found it funny because every time she tried to make friends, the House always moves around the world. . . .
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Bone Talk by Edward.F
This book was not what I expected it to be like. But I did enjoy it and would recommend it to any book reader. . . .
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Long Way Down by Akram
If someone you love gets killed, kill the person who killed them no crying no snitching. I really enjoyed this book because I like action books and th . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ismail
Evelyn is a rich and clever girl but isn't allowed to go to university. Life is set out for her but she wants freedom and choice even if it means payi . . .
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Bone Talk by Ismail
The book is about the Philippines. A boy called Samkad is desperate to be a man so he could have his own sword, shield and spear and his best friend, . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Finley f
This book was an intriguing read about a girl trying to find out things about her family in the midst of a civil war. I found it to be very good in so . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sufian N
This book was very interesting and about a girl that doesn't know who her father is and then her mother dies and she goes through a hard time. This bo . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Owen
Weirdly paced spending many pages on what seemed to be insignificant premises and completely sidelining interesting problems. Characters are too accep . . .
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Long Way Down by Owen
Interesting concept but doesn't excel in delivery. The book was unusually paced and focuses on small details while glossing over larger plot holes. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Owen
A good overall premise but glosses over some details. Creates problems and conflicts only to move the plot forward. Characters are too accepting of wh . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Archie L
Very good book all about toys and imagination. Very gripping and very unique. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Theo S
I really liked this book. It was really good how the women got rights and the vote. I found Evelyn was my favourite character. I would rate this book . . .
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Long Way Down by Sandy
I liked this book because I found it very interesting. Despite this, I sometimes found myself thinking Ďstop following Ďthe rulesí and tell the police . . .
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Rebound by Sandy
I loved this book because I thought it was a lovely story of rehabilitation. I thought this because once he stole one thing it would be quite likely t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Thomas L
I liked this story and how it is adventurous but also sad because of the main character's sister's death. The story tells the life of a mysterious pla . . .
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The Poet X by Finley F
This book was an interesting twist on your average novel, being in verse. It helped understand Xiomara's point of view and added expression to your re . . .
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Bone Talk by Alex P
This book was very interesting as on the surface. it was a story with a compelling plot-line but if you read between the lines it is very educational. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by George S
I didn't enjoy this book because i just was bored for most of the book. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jamie F
This was not the best book as i didn't really enjoy it. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ammar
Things A Bright Girl Can Do was not so good in my opinion. It talked for too long about some points and didnít cover other topics as much as I would h . . .
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Rebound by Jamie F
it was an amazing book and i enjoyed the plot. . . .
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Rebound by Ammar
I thought that Rebound was very interesting and it was one of my favourite books. I think that the form it was written in (poem) was good and I would . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jamie F
It was a very interesting story based on the old Russian folk tales about baba yaga. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jack J
The House with Chicken Legs is an interesting book in that it is like a maze you dont know where you are going with it until you reach the middle by r . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Nathaniel S
Brilliant it's like the Wed Wabbit from last year because it's nice to have a semi-serious book between all these emotion-fuelled mind blowers. . . .
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Bone Talk by Nathaniel S
Really didn't like this book the ending is the main reason because I really don,t think the ending is good enough for a book like that. . . .
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Rebound by Nathaniel S
Not my cup of tea but really good and would highly recommend to those who like sports in particular basketball . . .
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The Poet X by Toby F
Although this book said a lot about how wrong child cruelty is, I thought that it had too many vivid descriptions and I didn't like the overall "feel" . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ismail
Sometimes when a person dies its sprit tries to find a place to hide. Makepeace has learned how to defend herself but when she lets her guard down she . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Alistair W
I thought this book was very hard-hitting and brutally realistic. It was fast-paced, exciting and eventful. It follows the story of three girls in the . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Mc
I was surprised by this book. I gained a lot of historical knowledge from it, found the plot engaging and it had a strong impact on me. I do think it' . . .
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Rebound by Mrs Mc
Another page turner. There's something satisfying about a book you can read in a couple of sessions. I thought it would be similar to Long Way Down bu . . .
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Long Way Down by Edward M
I really enjoyed this book about a group of people who were going to commit suicide on new years eve. They decide not to and go on to learn more about . . .
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Bone Talk by Joseph M
Generally speaking, the book was quite well written and I enjoyed the story and how the characters were introduced and developed. I felt though the st . . .
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Long Way Down by Sam B
This book is my favourite so far it made think about how the author can write such a good book all in one scene, just in a lift. I felt like the dead . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Sam B
I think this book is very imaginative and also a very deep and moving book but i think that the age range should be slightly lower. It was quite witty . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Joseph M
This book in the first half made me lose my mind with its monotony, but slowly, it made up for it, leading in to the second half with lots of twists a . . .
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The Poet X by Joseph M
This book, I think, was quite well written and dealt with many real-life problems lots of people experience. I liked its poetic writing style and I th . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Edward M
This book was very enjoyable. It showed us how people deal with death, through the story of toys coming to life. Unfortunately magic had been seeping . . .
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Long Way Down by Alistair W
The book follows a 15 year old boy named Will and unwritten rules of the society he lives in. The rules are: 1. No crying 2. No snitching 3. If som . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Alistair W
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was packed full of wonder and imagination and contained real emotion. The book mainly follows a young girl call . . .
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Long Way Down by Finlay P
This is a very good book with a mysterious setting and is a very surprising but great read. I liked this book because it has a unique design and styl . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Finlay P
The House with Chicken Legs is a very interesting book that portrays lots of different emotions to the reader .I liked this book because it was well t . . .
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Long Way Down by Ismail
This is a book about a kid who's brother got shot and he wants to find the killer and kill him. No snitching and no crying get revenge. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Edward
THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS WAS A VERY WELL WRITTEN BOOK WITH THE SORT OF VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE TO SEE IT BEING THE WINNER OF THE 2019 CARNEGIE MED . . .
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Long Way Down by Edward
THIS BOOK WAS EXTREMELY DEEP AND HAD A VERY STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS AND THE READER. THE FACT THAT THIS SORT OF THING IS ACTUALLY TAKI . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Sandy
I had mixed feelings about this book because I thought that it was a nice idea and I think that many people would love this book but I just didnít fin . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Joshua T
I thought that the book was rather dark at first but as I went on reading, the story line got a lot better. Although the story was quiet hard to keep . . .
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Bone Talk by Theo S
This was a great book. I really liked the fact that it was based in the Philippines and how the invaders from America disrespected the tribe in a sen . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Joseph D
Boring book, about teddies; felt like putting it down time after time. The plot just fell away into nothing leaving you asking why did I read this boo . . .
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Long Way Down by Tash
A Long Way Down is about a guy called William who is seeking revenge for his brother (Shawn)who has been murdered. It is interesting and really shows . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Freddie M
This was a really fun to read book. I loved how it was based around a folk tale knowing there is something similar out there is really exciting to see . . .
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The Poet X by Freddie M
I thought this book was really realistic and dealt with real life issues and problems in families. It was a good book but towards the end it got weird . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Archie M
I thought that this book was for younger people. The language was really easy and the story-line was a bit babyish. However it kind of tells people ho . . .
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Long Way Down by Archie M
My favourite Carnegie book. I liked how it was written in verse and the story line was good too. I liked how you weren't sure if he was hallucinating . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Archie M
This book was quite boring, but motivational. There was no real action and it got more boring toward the end of the book. I would give this book 3 sta . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Archie M
This book started off boring my brains out, but as the book progressed it got more interesting. The plot was good and it had a lot of twists and turns . . .
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Rebound by Archie M
I liked that the main theme in this book was basketball. I thought the poem way it was written made it easy to understand, but allowed your imaginatio . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Archie M
I thought that this book was OK. I liked that it included the Russian tale of the Yaga. My favourite part was the prologue. It grabbed my attention sa . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by George S
When you first see this book it sounds childish, however it is a really good take on a Russian folk tale and I really enjoyed it. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Tom J
A book that uses effectively the two stories. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sam B
This book was not as good as I thought it would be but it still wasnít the worst book I have ever read. I thought Makepeace would be a bit more excit . . .
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The Poet X by Ismail K
This book is about a girl that rebels against everything; her mum, religion everyone and everything. She feels unheard and unable to hide in her neig . . .
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The Poet X by Edward M
The poet X was a brilliant book about Xiomara and her mother, papa, twin and Aman. Mami is a very religious woman but X isn't. Xiomara writes poems ab . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by George S
I enjoyed this book because it shows what someone can do and it is great. . . .
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Long Way Down by George S
This is one of the best books I've ever read. The story in it was also very interesting and the elevator moment where Buck came in was one of my favou . . .
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The Poet X by George S
I enjoyed this book but I found there was too much emotion in it. . . .
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Bone Talk by Jonty
I really liked this book. It was a real page turner . . .
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Long Way Down by Archie L
In my opinion I didn't like it much because it didn't really make sense and the ending was a bit disappointing . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Christopher B
This book is for someone who likes history and the suffragettes. This book I did not really enjoy because I don't really like history and don't like p . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Daniel C
At the begining of this book it suggested that it was amazing. The fantasy elements were very clear and the aspects of spys made it even better. I wou . . .
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Rebound by Tom J
Copies the feelings I had against my parents. . . .
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The Poet X by Yusuf a
This book is all about a girl Xiomara who is in 10th grade who starts to write poems to let out her feelings . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tom J
A weird book and a slow story. . . .
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The Poet X by Joseph F
A great book about a teenage girl who doesn't really speak a lot as no one ever listens to her so instead she uses her fists. As she is older, she is . . .
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Long Way Down by Ali
Long Way Down is a very short read. It is about a boy called Will whose brother Shawn gets shot and he follows the rules and goes to kill his Killer. . . .
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Rebound by Aaron
Rebound is a funny but short read (I read it in 30 minutes). It had some nice illustrations in a comic-book style. I would like to recommend this to a . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Aaron
I like the book because of its amazing description and the way it puts the picture in my head. It kept me gripped and I kept reading. I recommend th . . .
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Long Way Down by Edward.F
This book was excellent it was very understandable and a very quick read. It is written in a very well thought-out way because each section was portra . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Edward.F
This book was quite difficult to understand because of the language and the choice of vocabulary. It portrayed the story in a rather strange way and i . . .
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The Poet X by Reuben N
I liked this book because it was realistic and was immersive, and hard to put down. It showed how the protagonist was suppressed and made to act a cer . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Judd
This book tells the story of three main empowering characters: Nell, a poor 'tom boy' from the slums of London'; Evelyn, a supporter of the suffrage g . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Finley F
This book was a dreamy, sweet read based largely around loss, sadness and a sudden contrast of happiness and fun. I liked the element of dreaminess as . . .
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The Poet X by Brinley
Very motivational and inspiring. The poetry compliments the story extremely well and I liked how the main character, Xiomara, gained confidence and fo . . .
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The Poet X by Antoni R
This time I didn't like the book as I am not a fan of poetry and short verses. It would make more sense if it was in a normal chapter format. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sam B
This book was not as good as I thought it would be but it still wasnít the worst book I have ever read. I found thought Makepeace would be a bit more . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Reuben N
This book was about a fantasy world where toys can live forever and the toys' interaction with the real world. I found this book a bit childish, as it . . .
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Long Way Down by Sam B
This book was one of the best books I have ever read it made me stay up all night reading because of how good it was. I think the story line is very c . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs Mc
This was a book of surprises. I liked the beginning of the book and initially thought it was simply a fantasy genre, then suddenly it was placed in a . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Samesh C
If a fun twist is your desired outcome then this unorthodox novel will be very much to your taste, however if your desired outcome is a serious, actio . . .
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Rebound by Gabriel
A surprisingly good book. It had a lot of drama even though it was only a couple of sentences a page. it was also quite inspiring although some of the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sandy
I did not like this book because some of the time I did not know what was happening. I also did not like this book because it just seems very random t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sandy
I liked this book a lot because it taught me a lot about the suffragettes and their struggle to get the vote for women. I also liked it because it sho . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Thomas L
A fantasy story mixed into the dark terrors of the English civil war. Full of hope and sadness this book is probably my favourite of the Carnegie shor . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Reuben N
This book was interesting, as it told the idea of ghosts inhabiting humans, being in their thoughts and having the ability to control them. It is set . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tom J
A book about power and destiny. Very good. . . .
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The Poet X by James H
I read this book in 3 hours and I enjoyed it greatly. It contained everything you would want from a book and i couldn't put it down. It created a stro . . .
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Bone Talk by Muhammad T
This book was had dense text but was short and the story line was truly mesmerising. It was filled with action and adventure and I would definitely re . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Theo S
I really enjoyed reading this book because it explained the world in a whole different perspective, with a secret land where toys live and play. It wa . . .
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Rebound by Reuben N
A great book written in verse, with plenty of funny parts and a light-hearted feel, but with a few deeper themes. It was also interesting to read abou . . .
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Long Way Down by Rohaan
A Long Way Down was very interesting because I expected it to be about how he got revenge and then coped with the revenge afterwards. Instead I'm not . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Rohaan
The House with Chicken Legs was very different to how I expected it to be. I thought that she would go into the gate and find Baba. Instead it was a s . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Joseph M
This is an interesting book to read but very slow paced and difficult to get into. But it can be good in some parts like some of the battle sequences. . . .
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Long Way Down by Aaron D
Long way down was quite a short read (I read it within 40 minutes) but it was quite deep and gripping. The spacing was space to be gripped. The endin . . .
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The Poet X by Jamie F
A really tricky book to read but exciting. I would recommend it to most people but NOT religious people who are easily triggered as they might not li . . .
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The Poet X by Vincent T
A really tricky book to read but super good! This book is about a girl finding her voice which I find great! I would overall rate this book 7/10 . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Vincent T
An amazing book with a great story line and finish. It has been one of my favourite books so far! I would definitely recommend this book first for pe . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Gabriel
This is a very variable book, in some of the chapters Makepeace is very calm but in others she is very violent and agitated. it is also quite dramatic . . .
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Long Way Down by Toby O
At first I thought that this book was was in the genre of horror because of the cover but I think that there is a secret message when he is going dow . . .
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Bone Talk by Archie L
Alright book but to me some parts don't really make sense. The history of the book isn't accurate either . . .
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Long Way Down by Joseph M
This book is good for people who don't read much as it is short and took me an hour to read. It is action packed and well written . . .
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Long Way Down by Mitchell WX
I recommend this book to people who don't like reading much. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Gabriel
It is a very interesting book and it is also quite dramatic in some of the strikes of the women. It also show the extremes some of the women will go t . . .
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Rebound by Tom S
When I started reading the book I originally did not fully understand why it was called rebound apart from the fact it had Basketball in it.Although I . . .
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Long Way Down by Toby F
This book was not what I was expecting. From the first few pages you got the idea that it would be some sort of action thriller, but it just spent the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Alistair W
I thought this book was great. It was full of imagination and creativity and fun to read. I had heard the Baba Yaga story before but this rendition re . . .
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The Poet X by Alistair W
This book was stunning. It was full of realism and very hard-hitting. It follows the life of a teenage girl named Xiomara and is written entirely in p . . .
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Rebound by Sam B
I found this book great, as the book was a page turner my struggle was putting the book down. It really made you feel like you were in the book. The b . . .
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Long Way Down by Muhammad T
This book was quite short and easy to finish but the story line was very powerful. It was filled with suspense and mystery which forced you to turn th . . .
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The Poet X by Muhammad T
This was the first book that I have read that's written in verse. The style was interesting but I did not like the actual story line of the book as it . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Tom J
Quite a slow and uneventful book compared to Poet X and Bone Talk. . . .
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Rebound by Toby O
At first i wasn't keen on this book because I usually don't like books about someone's daily life (based in the summer) but I was gripped by this page . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Brinley
A heartwarming story but it was a bit boring. I couldn't take it seriously at all because the toys were all a bit lame and babyish. A good adventure n . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jonty
Not a very good book, really quite dark. . . .
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Long Way Down by Jonty
Good book. Definitely a page turner although maybe a little dark. . . .
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The Poet X by Jonty
A good book, real page turner, brought light to how people are sometimes forced to do something against their will by something they love being destro . . .
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Bone Talk by Reuben N
This book was good because it was devastating, but showed the courage of many characters against the enemy and also described tribal life and it was i . . .
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Long Way Down by Antoni R
I really enjoyed reading this book as it was the first book I've read in verse rather than chapters like normal books. This however made the book more . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Benyamin V
The House with Chicken Legs is a great book as it had a brilliant story and it was a real page turner. It was magical and I especially liked the way i . . .
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The Poet X by Benyamin V
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it had lots of emotion put in and also the style it was written in made me enjoy it every bit more. I would say this . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Reuben N
This was a great tale about a girl who is unique and wishes to be normal, but she is destined to be not. It is about self-discovery and identity, and . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Archie L
A very good book about becoming who you want to be. . . .
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Long Way Down by Ayman
This book has a amazing story line and written in a short snappy way.I recommend this book for all readers as it is easy to read and funny and full of . . .
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Long Way Down by Archie M.
This book was amazing. Partly because of the poem form and because of the idea of the boy letting his imagination run away with him. The only thing it . . .
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Bone Talk by Archie M.
I liked that this book included non-fiction aspects and fictional aspects. I didn't find this book amazing though. The ending was an anti-climax(to me . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Archie M.
What I liked about this book is that it is based on the Yaga. It was interesting how the dead children were different from the adults. What really gra . . .
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Bone Talk by Tom J
All Samkin ever wants is to be given the cut and become a man but in the end he proves himself thrice worthy without a cut. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Toby
I found this book very moving and highly enjoyable. I was quite disappointed at the start because it threw you straight into the story without explain . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Theodor R
This book was interesting yet strange you have to keep reading to find out what happens.7/10 . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Edward M
This book was very entertaining, showing the journey of Marinka, Baba, Benjamin, old yaga and Nina. Nina was dead and Marinka and Nina make friends bu . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Antoni R
I really enjoyed this book as it has a synopsys, if someone you love dies, it doesn't mean that they have gone for ever if you keep on loving. Overall . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufian N
This book was quite an easy book to read and quick. It was about a boy named Will and someone had killed his brother and they were trying to find the . . .
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The Poet X by Fran G
I think it was a very good book and I highly recommend it. The twists and turns are very entertaining and you can really see elements of your life dot . . .
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The Poet X by Edward F
This a good book and is quite a quick read. It is about a girl named Xiomara and it tells you about her lifestyle but portrayed in a poem-like way. I . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Henry H
It was boring and forgettable, nothing exciting happened and it didn't really make sense, but it all worked out, because ... story. . . .
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The Poet X by Henry H
I enjoyed reading the book although it was uneventful. I thought the characters were well mapped and thought out and I liked the fact that it was writ . . .
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Long Way Down by Finley F
This was an emotional, heart-wrenching book that shows a boy going to take revenge on the person that murdered his brother. On the lift down, at every . . .
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Long Way Down by Joel J
This book was kind of emotional mainly because the main character's family dies in tragic ways. It also describes a lot of the story in a minute, but . . .
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Long Way Down by Joseph D
I found this book very gripping and very sad mainly because the main character's (Will) family all died apart from his mother but even she was severel . . .
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The Poet X by Joseph D
i thought this book was very emotional and powerful. It was the first book that I had ever read in verse and I thought that it was effective when it s . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Theo S
I liked this book. It was very interesting. Marinka was my favourite character because she was very daring and would not stop trying to save Baba. i l . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Joseph M
This book was an interesting and enchanting tale. This book was simply delightful and easy to picture in my mind. . . .
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Long Way Down by Theodor R
I think that this was an interesting read, personally in my opinion the book was very bizarre but in a good way. It was a very short yet interesting . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sufian N
I found this book quite adventurous because it is about a house that keeps moving without any warning and this girl went away from the house because s . . .
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Long Way Down by Reuben N
I liked this book because it was easy to understand and quick to read - I finished it in about half an hour. The book also was written in an interesti . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Reuben N
This was a thought-provoking,engaging book all about the suffrage movement and how it affected the lives of three teenage girls from different backgro . . .
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The Poet X by Samesh C
The level of emotion in this novel made it extremely powerful, and also a must-read. The technique of writing in verse, in first person, where the spe . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Samesh C
Although the first half was very motivational and had an astonishing impact, the latter half was bland and distasteful, with a plot faded into nothing . . .
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Long Way Down by Ty
A simple book to read however i liked the story behind the book. I didnt like the book written in verse... . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Daniel C
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would have hoped. It's not that the books is bad, its just the way it was written didn't fit how I like to read. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ismail K
This is a book about a house that has got chicken legs and moves to different places where there is nobody else. There is a girl and a grandma who liv . . .
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Bone Talk by Christopher B
Bone talk is based in the Philippines. The book cover looks very depressing but when you read this it is not really that depressing. If I had the chan . . .
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Rebound by Daniel C
I loved how it was written, the verses made it more effective and because of the pauses between each verse, it seemed more like a real conversation. T . . .
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The Poet X by Christopher B
This book was really inspiring. Every night now I will write a poem. If you like poems then this is up your street and if you don't, well this will al . . .
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Rebound by Edward F
It is a great book and I would recommend it to everyone who likes basketball because it shows improvement through trying multiple times. I thought it . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Archie L
A very different book constantly giving you cliffhangers and false answers to the end. Definitely an odd story line but very interesting none the less . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jamie F
It was quite good. Had a good story with the spirits. . . .
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Rebound by Joseph F
An emotional story about a young boy named Charlie Bell who gets sent to his grandparents house for the summer. He loves everything about basketball b . . .
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Long Way Down by Jamie F
It was AMAZING!!!!! especially the part in the elevator. My theory is he is in hospital dying and that's why his reflection is blurred. . . .
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Bone Talk by Jamie F
It was a gripping book which was very exciting. . . .
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Long Way Down by Tom J
A very moving book preventing someone doing probably the worst thing you could do, kill another human. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Hassan
The House with Chicken Legs is a very funny book and really imaginary. I love how someone could come up with an idea like that. I would highly recomm . . .
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The Poet X by Nathaniel,S
I loved this book because it gave you a completely different perspective and is done (apparently) in only haiku and other verse. I would suggest to an . . .
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Long Way Down by Smith,N
It is amazing, a piece of art, it reminds me of The Hate U Give from last year. It is brilliantly written and is eye opening, I would highly recommend . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Vincent.T
The House with Chicken Legs is a creative and amazing book. It is great book because the action, as you could call it, is spread out - like Baba going . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Mc
Another book that is very difficult to put down. The verse format makes it a page turner but for me it was the emotions rather than plot that carried . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Fran G
I really enjoyed this book because everything seems like it is the worst thing in the world at some points and then somehow the author finds a way to . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Gabriel
It is a very good book, lots of adventure and drama.It is also very relatable as she has to do something which she does not want to do. . . .
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Long Way Down by Ammar
Long Way Down was a great book. Another poem book but again written very well. It isnít like your average book as it keeps talking about other peopleí . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ammar
The House with Chicken Legs was probably my favourite so far, it was really captivating and capturing. I loved the storyline, how Baba disappears half . . .
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The Poet X by Ammar
The Poet X was a very interesting book talking about many different issues in todayís world, like female rights. It was written in a new and interesti . . .
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Long Way Down by Samesh C
A thoroughly enjoyable novel by a truly talented author, this was my first book written in verse. Although the style does not appeal directly to me, t . . .
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Long Way Down by Samesh C
A thoroughly enjoyable novel by a truly talented author. This was my first book written in verse. Although the style does not appeal directly to me, t . . .
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Long Way Down by Joseph F
A book about a young boy named Will who loses his beloved brother Shawn and then decides to follow "the rules". No crying, snitching and always get re . . .
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The Poet X by Tom J
A very inspiring story that lets teenagers feel heard. . . .
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Rebound by Archie L
A book about losing somebody close and recovering. Amazing story-line. Made me think of the Harry Potter series but still a recommended read. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Archie L
A extremely good adventure book about letting go of people you love and making friends. Has a very satisfying ending. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Aaron D
It is a book that grabs you from the start and keeps you gripped all the way through. i couldn't stop reading it. I recommend this book for people who . . .
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The Poet X by Archie M.
I thought that this author was clever, putting this story in a poem, and it still making sense. It was emotional in the way that her mum didn't like w . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Thomas L
This was an enjoyable story with an amazing fantasy story line. I loved how you could relate to parts of the story. . . .
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The Poet X by Theo S
This book was quite impactful and I found it amazing that such a quiet girl could speak out for what she believed in. Her views against religion were . . .
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Long Way Down by Oliver M
Really good. I love how the words are placed around the page and the different effects this can give. The style of writing: thoughts, is very interest . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs Mc
This book has been issued over and over since it arrived in the library a couple of months ago. Now I know why. It wasn't what I expected - it had mor . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Mc
Off to a flying start with Long Way Down. An absolute page turner, I finished it within an afternoon as I followed Will's journey down in the lift thi . . .
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Long Way Down by Henry H
I like how the book was written in verse, it was the first time iíd ever read a book written in verse. It had a good plot and i like the fact that the . . .
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Favourite Book?

The Land of Neverendings
A Skinful of Shadows
The House with Chicken Legs
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
Poet X
Bone Talk
Rebound
 
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of
 

 
 

Sally Nicholls

Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she . .

 

 

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