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North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea
Group status: We are all closet librarians

We love reading. And cake. But we mostly love cake.

We love reading; we love eating cakes; we love cycling; we love plaid shirts; we love corduroy trousers; we love cardigans; we love country punk music and the Paisley Underground movement; we love the Fleshtones; we love climbing oreums; we love kim chi; we love Dr Martens; we love libraries (and librarians); we love Jeju; and we collect banana stickers.

Mr Guy ... and his bike

The Hate U Give by Bella
"The Hate U Give" is an amazing, beautifully-written book and it has to be one of the most real books I have ever read. It's easy to make a character . . .
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After the Fire by J Y
I really thought about how it changes the state of time, jumping back into memory using Before and After instead of chapters. I found the story inter . . .
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Rook by Bella
'Rook' isn't your action-filled dramatic story but it's a heartwarming, subtle book mixed in with the innocence of a child. Though it was an easier re . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Kae
This is a brilliant book. This is about a twelve year old girl named Crow, living on the tiny isolated yet beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusett . . .
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Rook by Jenna Jeongwon Yu
Honestly, the only reason I picked this book as my first-to-read was because it was the shortest. But as I was reading it, I started to really like R . . .
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Saint Death by Knar
Overall, I enjoyed the book Saint Death greatly. The author, Marcus Sedgwick, describes the society surviving in Juarez, the border of Mexico sufficie . . .
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Saint Death by Joona
I just finished Saint Death, by Marcus Sedgwick. The story happens on the American and Mexican border. The story was basically about Arturo gambling t . . .
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Saint Death by Mr Guy
This is a fantastic read! I love, love, love it! This has all the elements of wonderful writing a great plot, a perfect sense of setting and atmos . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mr Guy
About as left-field of teenage writing as it comes! This is like a picture book for teenagers without pictures. It is a hugely entertaining, somet . . .
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The Hate U Give by Mr Guy
A tough, uncompromising look at humanity that asks so many questions about ourselves and how we perceive each other, how we judge each other, and how . . .
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Rook by Mr Guy
Rook is an honest, gritty and tough short novel, written in straight-forward and simple prose that belies the bigger, more challenging issues that the . . .
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Where is the best place on Jeju to read the shortlisted books?

On top of Hallasan
Olle Trail 5
Geumneung beach
Diving with the haenyeo
The GS25 across the road with the lovely Mr and Mrs Jin
With a farmer on our Farming Bryant
The World Cup Stadium whilst watching Jeju United
The Sex and Health Museum
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

We love Buffalo Soldier and we love Tanya Landman. So much so that we have brought her all the way to Jeju. She is ace. We haven't seen dolphins, we haven't had noodles, we haven't seen the haenyo but we have mastered chopsticks. Almost.


Marcus Sedgwick
We love Saint Death and we love Marcus. He is (un)officially the patron saint of Jeju. And apart from the French Alps, there is nowhere better to be a patron saint ... though we might be a little biased. We have faith (as The Dream Syndicate once sang)