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Carnegie Shadowing Group 2019

The Carnegie Medal is shadowed by students in Years 7, 8, 10 and 12. We are all members of a lively Book Club that meets every week in the Library to talk about books and authors including new discoveries as well as old favourites. This year, we are having regular hourly meetings to discuss our first impressions of the books, swap books, write reviews and enjoy some reading time together. We are delighted to have the following members: Hannah (Year 7) Emily (Year 7) Stephanie (Year 7) Connie (Year 8) Mia (Year 8) Nayana (Year 8) Grace (Year 10) Kavya (Year 10) and Ellie, our fabulous Library Prefect and Eleni both from Year 12 who are helping chair and run our meetings.

Mrs Wilks & Mrs Norman

Rebound by Ellie
Packed with well-defined characters and paced just like the game which underlies this slam-poetry-adventure by Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a book whic . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Hannah
Marinka, like all twelve year olds, wants a real friend but because her house moves 2-3 times a year, there isn’t enough time to make friends. Yeah, g . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Stephanie
Brief outline of story (no spoilers): The story is about a girl called Marinka who dreams of a normal life, with a house that stays in the same pla . . .
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Rebound by Grace
‘Rebound’ was an enjoyable read, it seems like a ‘feel good’ book as it started to inspire me as I was reading it. The whole book was unexpected, you . . .
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The Poet X by Grace
My initial thoughts on ‘The Poet X’ was that it was formulaic, this is because it felt like the author was writing to a checklist of recent popular bo . . .
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Bone Talk by Nayana
Bone Talk is set in the Philippines 100 hundred years ago, the style it’s written in is like its set in a tribe. I found this interesting because I ha . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eleni
I thought this was a really interesting read, and not what I expected at first glance. Nicholls not only follows a historical timeline* of the suffrag . . .
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Fitzalan High
Bishop of Llandaff High School
The Cathedral School
Plasmawr Bookworms
Cardiff, Cardiff
My favourite place to read is....

in the Library.
in bed.
on the loo!
in class, sneaking my book under the table so no one can see it.
in the sun.
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around


Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .




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