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Beaumont Readers

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Karin Mayer-Khan

After the Fire by Lilia
After the Fire is an incredible book, following the story of Moonbeam, who lived her whole life in a religious cult in Texas. As events unfold, she . . .
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Saint Death by Elliot
Saint Death is a book you can respect in its lack of fear when dealing with controversial and disturbing stories. It does not hesitate to tell the tru . . .
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The Hate U Give by Elliot
This book has been influenced by true stories which makes its impact on me very powerful. It is very realistic in the slang that it uses which is typ . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Oliver
I really didn't enjoy this book. Although the language was quite beautiful, it hovered over 1 tiny bit for too long. In the bits where it picked up pa . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Oliver
A really funny book, with pace and plot. Although it may come across a really funny play-around book, it has some interesting morals and twisted theme . . .
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Where the World Ends by Oliver
I read this book over the Easter holidays, so I had a lot of time to think about what the author was writing. The writing was so interesting, it almos . . .
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Rook by Oliver
This is a very powerful and moving book. It was a quick read, which was a break from the intense long reads from some of the other authors. The messag . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Ella
Wed Wabbit is a fun and creative book that follows the adventures of Fidge as she gets sucked into a world of her sister's favourite story book. She h . . .
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Saint Death by Katie
I didn't enjoy reading Saint Death that much, but I thought it was a good book. I know that's an oxymoron, but, although it wasn't very happy, it did . . .
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Rook by Ella
I would never have picked Rook up if it hadn't been on the Carnegie short list, but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked how the first chapter was the . . .
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After the Fire by Katie
I really enjoyed After the Fire. I loved the use of flashback, especially when it related to Luke's behaviour in the present. I felt like I could iden . . .
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Saint Death by Tommy Groth
I like this book as it does not have a big happy ending, it is much more down to earth. When reading it I felt sad at how close they get to freedom an . . .
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After the Fire by Oliver
Absolutely amazing book. Fast moving and strong plot. The style is beautiful and it made me feel so many different emotions. I think it is definitely . . .
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The Hate U Give by Millie
"The Hate you give" was the first Carnegie book I read and it drew me in right from the start. This book is amazing and it gives an inside perspectiv . . .
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After the Fire by Millie
I have just finished reading "After the fire" and I think it is amazing. It makes you think how lucky you are to be independent and free. The ending . . .
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After the Fire by Hannah
So far (out of 5) "After the fire" is by far my favourite Carnegie book. It follows the story of a girl called Moonbeam. She escapes from a religious . . .
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Roundwood Park School
Harpenden, Herts
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
Sir Frederic Osborn School
SCC Carnegie Readers
Which book on the shortlist are you most excited to read?

Beyond the Bright Sea
After the Fire
The Hate U Give
Where the World Ends
Wed Wabbit
Saint Death
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


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .



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