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Maynard School Library
Exeter,
Group status: Shortlist available in the library!



Mrs Hourihan (librarian)

The Land of Neverendings by Ellie
This book is amazing! At first I did have concerns that it was too young for me (judging by the cover), but after I started reading I was completely a . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Amy
I really enjoyed this book. It followed the sufferagette movement between February 1914 and February 1918 and three different girls; Evelyn, Nel and M . . .
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Rebound by Ellen
I really liked this book because it is in verse and the characters didn't have a lot of description so you can make up what they look like a bit. The . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Niamh
This book was very ethereal. I loved how magical and child-like it was without being condescending and the whole book was immersive and was a great es . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Emily
I personally found the book a good read, with a few issues. The characters were developed and interesting but occasionally their aspects of their pers . . .
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Bone Talk by Becky
I thought that if you were interested in an educational cultural side of a book, then this book is very good. The book, as itself, is written well, an . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Grace
This is great book if you are into the suffragettes and the first world war. It really helps to show the struggles that different areas of society fac . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ellie
This book is amazing! At first I did have concerns that it was too young for me (judging by the cover), but after I started reading I was completely a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Hansini
This is a beautiful book that brought up many debates in our group. This was a book that faced many modern issues about finding out who you actually a . . .
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Rebound by Hansini
This was a really good book and was different from other books. This gave an amazing story in verse and it had tiny bits where it was in a comic form . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by MrsH
I liked this book a lot. It was easy to empathise with Marinka's frustration at having her destiny mapped out for her, and I enjoyed her relationship . . .
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Long Way Down by MrsH
I was thinking of this book when I woke up this morning - always the sign of a brilliant book. It was very quick to read and was riveting throughout, . . .
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The Poet X by MrsH
I thought this was good but not brilliant, as the ending felt a bit flat to me. I can't say why I thought this without major spoilers though. It was e . . .
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Carpe Diem
Exeter,
Exeter Cathedral School
Which book do you think should win the Shadowers' Choice award?

A Skinful of Shadows
The Land of Neverendings
Bone Talk
The Poet X
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
The House with Chicken Legs
Rebound
Long Way Down
 
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

Wonderful book, poignant and surprising. There's a lovely graphic novel available which condenses and illustrates the story brilliantly.
 

 

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