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St Mary's School
Gerrards Cross, Bucks
Group status: Busy reading the shortlisted books!

The more you know the less you fear!

We are in an all girls school and are in Years 7 -13. We love reading! The Carnegie scheme encourages us to explore books that we probably would not have read otherwise. We have some mixed reviews for each of the books, ranging from from steaming hot to freezing cold. In our club we are going to explore and discover this years' themes of humanity, equality and tolerance. Please note that some of our reviews have strong views and are not meant to be personal.

Jemima Anna

The House with Chicken Legs by Sofia S
This book is written by Sophie Anderson and it is a Russian fairy tale .The House with Chicken Legs is set in Russia .The main character is called Mar . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs M
I enjoyed reading this book because it is written in such a powerful way. By writing in the first person the reader gets to know the main protagonist . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Naomi
It was a good book, the illustrations really helped the story come alive :) . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Layla
Really good book which draws you in. There are always things coming up that you don't expect. For someone who especially likes adventure stories, it w . . .
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Long Way Down by Amelia
I really enjoyed this book because it reminded me of equality and the fact that people get killed on the streets for no reason and all the gangs. I re . . .
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The Poet X by Mollie
I really like the poet x because it has small paragraphs on each page which means it doesn't take too long to read the book, as i sometimes struggle r . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs M
A charming tale of adventure ,hope ,coming of age and unconditional love where some decisions in life can be very difficult. It is beautifully written . . .
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Ealing Fields
SMCS Carnegie and Greenaway
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Barnhill Community High
Hayes, Middlesex
What is your favourite book so far?

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
6% (1 vote)

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
41% (7 votes)

Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But t


Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written many books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched, Magicalami . .



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