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UAH - Hooked On Books
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Group status: Reading the books on the shortlist...

We are Hooked on Books.

We are Hooked On Books - quite literally! We meet every Friday during the first half of lunch in the Upper LRC. We are a mixed bookshelf of readers with diverse reading tastes.

Liam and Mrs G

Bone Talk by Paige
This was an interesting book. My favourite part, not trying to spoil anything, was when the Americans came. I wouldn't really read this again, though . . .
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Bone Talk by Megija
Bone Talk written by Candy Gourlay is a historical novel that is based on the war between the USA and the Philippines during the 19th century. Thi . . .
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The Poet X by Megija
The Poet X written by Elizabeth Acevedo is a gripping novel that is full of emotion. The story is about a teenage girl who has to put up with the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Megija
The House With Chicken Legs written by Sophie Andersen is a novel that is full of fantasy and magic. Before I read this book, I thought it may not be . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs M
After Will's brother is killed, he is determined to follow the rules he has been told all his life - no snitching, no crying, get revenge. The story . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs M
I was intrigued by both the title and the cover of this book and was looking forward to reading it. I was not disappointed as I absolutely loved it. . . .
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The Poet X by Anna
I liked this book it was very inspiring. Xiomara was expressing her feeling in poetry and also expresses her Love for a boy in poems. I would reco . . .
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Long Way Down by Miss K
The author Jason Reynolds discusses the repercussions of gun crime, in the hard-hitting Carnegie Shortlist entry, Long Way Down. Told in free-verse p . . .
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Long Way Down by Amie
This book is amazing!! At first I looked at the cover and didn't think that it would be this good that is why i put it off. I wouldn't usually reach . . .
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The Poet X by Isabelle
When I first started reading it I didn't find it that bad but then I didn't like it the further I got into it. I liked the end,but it wasn't my favou . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Owen
Things A Bright Girl Can Do is an enchanting book about three Suffragettes. As War looms ahead, the majority of the suffragettes give up and bend into . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Rosie
WOW! I loved this book and the beautifully told story that weaves fluidly with the fantastical setting. The House with Chicken Legs is a heartwarming . . .
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Bone Talk by Kayleigh
I did not really like this book. It was about a boy who wants to become a man, but he needs the cut. He has to find his brother Kinyo, so his fath . . .
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Bone Talk by Anna
This book was okay but not one of my favourites. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure. It is about a boy (Samkad) and his jour . . .
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Rebound by Anna
This book was good. It is adventurous and sad at the same time. I really liked the unexpected ending. This book is set in poems and comic strip p . . .
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Long Way Down by Anna
Long way Down is a very emotional book about Will whose brother has been shot and he needs to follow the rules his brother gave him. This book is . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Anna
Marinka wants a normal life. Every few times the house keeps moving and she wants to leave her grandmother. But she can't because the house won't let . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Anna
This book was very emotional. Sometimes it had funny moments but a lot of sad ones too. It is a really good book about a girl trying to get in contact . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by kayleigh
This book is about the dead. Baba Yaga and Marinka guide the dead but she does not know that she is dead. In the story Marinka gets really angry with . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Amie
This book was amazing! Once I started to read it I couldn't stop. Every page something exciting happens. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone . . .
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Long Way Down by Paige
This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was the only book I finished while reading three books. I will recommend this book to anyone who li . . .
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Long Way Down by Paige
This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. It was the only book I finished while reading three books. I would recommend this book to anyone wh . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Olivia
This was not my best book. It was a good book but a bit weird. it was very long too. . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs M
The Poet X is a well-written, emotional novel that flows really well. I liked the fact that it was written in verse form as this works well with the . . .
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The Poet X by Miss K
The 'Poet X' by Elizabeth Acevedo is an enlightening entry in this year's Carnegie Shortlist selection. The front cover automatically appealed to me a . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kate
Its a very moving story. I couldn't stop reading it. It's an innocent story about Emily and her imagination. My favourite part was when they found the . . .
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Bone Talk by Olivia
A new boy arrives in the village and everything changes. He brings news that people called Americans are bring war to his home. This book is an . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Anna
Things a Bright Girl can do is an okay book. It's interesting and educational. It's about this girl who tries to bring back women's freedom. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kayleigh
This book was amazing. It was really fun and interesting. When I started to read this book I thought it was a pile of junk but when I started to read . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Olivia
This book is a book about the dead. Marinka dreams of a normal life. Every 2 or 3 years once or twice her house moves without warning. She wants to . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs G
Long Way Down follows the emotional turmoil of Will, after his brother is shot, and his belief in sticking to 'the rules'. The concept in the lift . . .
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The Poet X by Elizabeth
The Poet X is a very heartwarming, emotional and yet incredibly powerful book. I found this book amazing to read and I found myself very attached to X . . .
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Long Sutton Reading Stars
Long Sutton,
 
Which is your favourite reading position?

Lying on your front
Lying on your back
Sitting in bed
Lounging on the sofa
Sat at a table
Standing in a queue
 
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
 

 

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