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Karin Mayer-Khan

The Poet X by Mia
I really enjoyed Poet X. It dealt with lots of controversial, modern day issues that happen around the world that we are not always aware of. I really . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lluc
Thrilling book on a very crucial time period. It makes you think of what women had to do to get the vote compared to men. I enjoyed every page. If you . . .
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Bone Talk by Alice
A very good book about tribes in the Philippines, I liked it a lot but the book could have been longer. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ruby
I really enjoyed skinful of shadows. I liked the main protagonists name Makepeace, because it added to the idea of the book. My favourite character wa . . .
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Bone Talk by Gregory
I think that whilst this book contained some rather interesting facts (the most interesting one I thought is the one about Philippines having to get t . . .
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Rebound by Ruby
I enjoyed Rebound a lot, although at first I found it hard to connect with the characters, because I am not very sporty, but after I realised that it . . .
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The Poet X by Isaac
The Poet X is about a Latino girl from an extremely religious family who uses slam poetry as a way to escape. This book is a brilliant way into the te . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isaac
"The Land of Neverendings" pulls on my heartstrings in multiple chapters and made me smile (which is very rare with books). It evoked a childlike wond . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lucas
I really enjoyed this book, because it has an interesting theme and concept that I have not found in any other book. I also found bear to be a very in . . .
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Bone Talk by Lluc
An amazing book on imperialism and life in the 1890's Philippines. I highly recommend this book . . .
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Long Way Down by Sammy
I think that this book is very good. The verse structure aids the narrative and the plot has so much depth for a two minute elevator ride. The book ra . . .
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The Poet X by Tia
The Poet X is a very interesting book about family, religion and identity. I liked this book, because of the controversial topics it covered and becau . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Alice
It was an imaginative story and a good version of the Baba Yaga stories, but it was a bit slow and some bits were quite boring. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ruby
I LOVE this book! it is now my favourite out of all the Carnegie books I have read so far. I don't know really why I love it- I guess its just a well . . .
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Long Way Down by Jasmine
A powerful, important book. I'm probably pretty wrong about this, but I interpret the elevator and each floor as a metaphor - the more that are ki . . .
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Long Way Down by Isabella
It was a good book but I found it a bit boring, as the characters were in the elevator for almost the whole book. However, it covered some relevant to . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mia
I loved "Things a bright girl can do", it was a real page turner that I couldn't put down. It was really relevant to issues that are still happening a . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mia
I really enjoyed this book. It was a very thought provoking story that made me smile. I loved the main protagonist's fiery determination and fervent a . . .
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Bone Talk by Mia
I think that bone talk is a very original book. I love the way the author has presented the characters as very naive. It gives us an insight to what l . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jasmine
I have a lot to say about this book, so get ready for a long review. Firstly, I would like to point out that I am grateful that this book sheds li . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ruby
At first I was exited to read this book, and at first it was decent, although it was set in the olden days. But as I got further into the book, it jus . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mia
A skinful of shadows is a book that really left an impression on me, it really made me think. The originality of the characters was what really made m . . .
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Bone Talk by Ruby
I really enjoyed this book, the ideas were great! My favourite character was little Luki, because I really liked that she was fierce and a feminist. I . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Alice
I enjoyed this book very much and I thought that it was written very well. But I thought that the story line wasn't inventive and it was quite predict . . .
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Rebound by Mia
Rebound is a book with a clear theme of basketball along the way. The character slowly builds confidence throughout the story with the help of his cou . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Vera
It was thrilling, it had a variety of mystery and adventure. There was travelling, death, friendships and a link to a traditional character in a Russi . . .
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Long Way Down by Mia
I did not like A Long Way Down. I didn't like how the whole story revolved around the characters staying in a lift. The story line was a bit boring wi . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Rita
It's quite an interesting story which portrays Baba Yaga as a positive character. Baba Yaga is an old woman in Russian folk tales and she is usually . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mia
The house with chicken legs is a fantasy read about a girl called Marinka and her adventures with her house, which- literally has chicken legs. She st . . .
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The Poet X by Rita
It's quite a good book for older readers, as it deals with mature subject matter. Not many fiction books are written in verse, so this book is quite u . . .
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Long Way Down by Oliver
Not at all what I was expecting (but in a good way of course). This was the first verse novel I've read, and I was so pleasantly surprised. The unique . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ruby
I loved this book, it was really imaginative. I liked the way the house had emotions and what happens to Marinka in the end. I really enjoyed it and c . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emily Maton
It was very good and kept you reading until the end. I really enjoyed how you heard some of the different stories of those who had died and although i . . .
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Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
Herts,
Chancellor's Readers
GFS Bookworms
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Sandringham Shadows
Which of the shortlisted books are you most excited to read?

Poet X
Rebound
A Skinful of Shadows
The Land of Neverendings
The House with Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Long Way Down
 
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

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 . . .

 

 

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