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The Skinners School
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Group status: Next year's shortlist will be announced on 18th March 2019; our weekly meetings will start again after Easter. In the meantime, we're participating in SESTBA, the local themed book award!

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The Balloon Debate with TWGGS, SKA and TWGSB on Monday 18th June was a fantastic event - here's looking forward to the 2019 award and of course the debate....


After the Fire by Michael
After the fire tells the tale of Moonbeam, a 17 year old girl who is in a mental health facility after a terrible fire in the cult she used to be a pa . . .
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Where the World Ends by Brodie
I believe that the book Where the World Ends, has a good plot line and good character development but, to be frank, takes quite a long time to get st . . .
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Saint Death by Keir
An interesting tale, spread over just one day. I love the complexity to it, and it is a book that makes me think. Every page of this Mexican based sto . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Keir
Despite myself having grown beyond the age group this book was primarily aimed at, i still thoroughly enjoyed it. It brings a quality that is rare to . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Huw
A childish book that is enjoyable and witty at every turn, and addresses the stereotypes in society as well as the effect of fascist dictators on soci . . .
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The Hate U Give by Huw
A thrilling story that discovers and addresses the differences between African Americans and the White community in America as well as the Police and . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Keir
Good book. . . .
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After the Fire by Huw
A gripping story that intertwines fear and control of the world that Moonbeam lives in, and the strength and hope that she shows. An inspiring book. . . .
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The Hate U Give by Brodie
The Hate U Give is a very realistic book that tells you how hard it is living in a minority community especially when racism takes a hold. It is a ve . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Oliver
Wed Wabbit was a good, if slightly unrealistic, novel. i feel it is a book on multiple levels, the 'Wimbley Woo' fun side of it that younger kids like . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Max
I liked this book because it is an interesting story. It is a bit unrealistic but it's really funny and exciting. It also kept me thinking due to its . . .
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Saint Death by Michael
Saint Death tells the tale of Arturo, a teenager who earns his living gambling for Pesos. Arturo's friend Faustino turns up at his shack one night . . .
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The Hate U Give by Michael
The Hate U Give expertly portrays modern racism in the US police force against African-Americans. THUG is expertly written and it changed some of my o . . .
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Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Holmewood Shadowers
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
St. Gregorys Catholic School
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Which book hooks you in the quickest?

After the Fire
Beyond the Bright Sea
Saint Death
The Hate You Give
Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. When her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, Charley finds herself alone with no protection. Trapped in a world of injustice


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