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Desborough College
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Group status: We have had our first meeting and everyone has reading logs with details of what to look for when judging the shortlist. We all have one or more books to read for the Easter holidays.

Carnegie Shadowers 2018

We are a group of Year 7-9 students from Desborough College shadowing the Carnegie Medal. We are looking forward to reading this selection of books both for pleasure and discussion. Please read our reviews and see if you agree with our thoughts!

Mrs A Hallissey

Rebound by zachary
A sports book with a twist, following a boy who's dad has died but goes back to a sport that he played with him. . . .
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The Poet X by zachary
An incredible poetic book, full of life problems that reels you in as if you were a fish! . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Zachary
A brilliant book, fictional but still in line with history, an emotional package of all people fighting for their rights and those who are fighting fo . . .
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Long Way Down by Ethan
I loved this book because of how the language is used and the fact that it all takes place in such a short period of time e.g. an elevator journey . . .
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Long Way Down by Zachary
A fantastic book with a mix of emotion and modern culture in communities all in poetic form to create a very powerful message. . . .
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The Maidenhead Maidens
Maidenhead, Berkshire
CGS Shadowers
Boyne Hill Infants
Claires Court, Senior Girls
Which book have you enjoyed the most so far?

A skinful of shadows
The land of neverendings
Long way down
The house with chicken legs
The Poet X
Things a bright girl can do
Bone talk
Title: The Little White Horse
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator: C Walter Hodges
Winning Year: 1946

The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather, the little heroine, comes to live at Moonacre Manor she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is det


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Crea . . .