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South Wilts Grammar School
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Group status: Let the reading begin!

Looking forward to reading and discussing all the shortlisted books this year.

Mrs Gardiner

Long Way Down by Mrs Gardiner
Long way down is an original idea using the journey down in the lift as the structure for Will's story. Will wants to follow the Rules but each perso . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eve
I really enjoyed this book because it had a good story-line and I liked the characters, particularly Marinka because her character developed the most . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs J Hall
Here is a great opportunity to find out what life was like before, during and after WWI for women as they fought for the right to vote. Things a Brig . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs Gardiner
Poet X is written in verse and and because of this there is an immediacy about it. Xiomara's thoughts and feelings are there on the page as she is ex . . .
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St Ed's Carnegie Book Group
Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Joseph's Catholic School
Which shortlisted book has the best cover?

The Poet X
The House with Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
A Skinful of Shadows
Things a Bright Girl
Long Way Down
The Land of Neverendings
Title: Skellig
Author: David Almond
Winning Year: 1998

Michael's baby sister is ill. Her condition becomes life-threatening and the family faces the nightmare of an operation to save her life. Michael turns to his new friend Mina and the strange being, Skellig, who has been living beneath the crumbling garag


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