Alsager LRC Shadowing Group Alsager, Group status: In our group there is a mixture of students from years 8,9 and 10. We are beginning to read the shortlisted books and have set up our own blog. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books. Enjoy reading!
Our Group 2018
Suzanne and Charlotte.
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Milly I'm enjoying this book a lot and I like how Evelyn is very passionate about votes for women and how she wants to go to Oxford. I don't like her mother . . . read full review
Long Way Down by Ted This book was hard to get into but once you started reading it, it was much easier to follow. The book is based around revenge and getting your own ba . . . read full review
The Poet X by Hannah This book was emotive and page-turning. It realistically painted a story of a girl who dealt with the intricacies of an under-privileged life. She tel . . . read full review
The House with Chicken Legs by charlotte I think it is an unusual book as her house stands upon chicken legs. When it stands up nobody knows how far it will walk and it could take them anywhe . . . read full review
Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Winning Year: 2017
1945, a group of people cross Germany, to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Based on a true story when the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff sunk with over 9000 civilian refugees on board. Nearly all were drowned.
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.