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St Augustines Catholic College
Wiltshire,
Group status: We are reading!

Last year's dynamic group

We are a group of enthusiastic Year 9 students who are reading the books. We meet for half a lesson weekly from two classes. We recently had a selection of Russian foods when discussing The House with Chicken Legs. Our final two choices are between Poet X and Rebound. The debate is fierce but polite.

Bone Talk by Charlotte
Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay is a novel based on traditional Filipino tribes. It follows the life of a young boy entering “manhood”; there are numerous . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Joccoaa
A Skinful of Shadows is about a 12 year old girl called Makepeace. Makepeace has a family gift/curse where she can harbour a ghost in a space inside h . . .
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Bone Talk by Aidan
The book has a good amount of action and adventure, with a bit of mystery and suspense.The characters, however, need a bit more development, and Luki, . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Aidan
The book as whole decently good, and the character development I ok, but the story is weak ad could use bit more action or adventure. . . .
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Rebound by Aidan
unfortunately, I struggled with this book, as I found the plot was weak and the characters boring. there were no really interesting plot points and I . . .
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Rebound by Joccoaa
Rebound is a fun, fast moving a story about a young boy called Charlie. This book is kind of unusual because not only is it a poetry book but it has c . . .
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The Poet X by Aidan
The Poet X is a book about a girl finding her voice through slam poetry, despite her mothers oppressive over religious views, and her mother trying to . . .
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The Poet X by Gio
Poet X is a book about a girl called Xiomara; she is from the Dominican republic and has a very strict mother in regards to dating. She feels she can' . . .
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Rebound by Daisy
For me I really enjoyed Rebound because it shows you the effect of losing a loved one and how it changes your life. I think that this was very well sh . . .
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Bone Talk by Cait
I like the front cover of this book as it is very creative with a lot of detail. As a Filipino, I felt like this book was okay as it was fascinating t . . .
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Rebound by Cait
This book was captivating yet inspiring, as the boy, Charlie, who lives with his mum both broken by his fad's death, shows the reader that no matter w . . .
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Long Way Down by Cait
I extremely like this book as it ends with an open ending, giving the reader a sense of awe or disbelief. I like how Will, the main character, met the . . .
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Long Way Down by Cait
I extremely like this book as it ends with an open ending, giving the reader a sense of awe or disbelief. I like how Will, the main character, met the . . .
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The Poet X by Cait
I quite like this book as the main character, Xiomara, she was a little rebellious from her mother's very strict religious rules. I found this interes . . .
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Long Way Down by Oliwia
The Long Way Down is a thrilling fiction book by Jason Reynolds that keeps the reader on-edge at all times. Each floor he goes down, another dead pers . . .
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Long Way Down by Grace
15 year old Will just watched his older brother get shot and die. Determined and vengeful he now feels that he must follow "The Rules" that were passe . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Oliwia
The book Things A Bright Girl Can Do is a historical fiction book by Sally Nicholls. The book is about 3 brave girls, that decide to drop their promis . . .
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The Poet X by Oliwia
The Poet X is a young adult book by Elizabeth Acevedo. It follows the life of Xiomara, also known as X, that writes poetry to get through conflict in . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Charlotte
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge was an extremely complex novel with an intricate plot. Despite the powerful conflict between powerful familie . . .
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Long Way Down by Giovanni
Long way down was an interestingly laid out book in more ways than one. The words were often scattered about the pages to great effect in some cases. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Weronika
A Skinful of Shadows is an interesting book about a little girl, who loses their mother partially from their fault. It is a moving story full of emoti . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isaac
Things a Bright Girl Can Do Things a Bright Girl Can Do is a book about three girls who are all very different. One wants to go to university, one is . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by rachel
Although this book was quite complex and did take a while to read, I would say that I enjoyed it. I found the whole concept of the ghosts and spirits . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Charlotte
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson is a novel based around the Russian fairy tale of Baba Yaga; the folklore is traditionally about a terr . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Evie
The House with Chicken Legs is a fantasy book surrounding Russian culture, including Yagas, a gateway to the stars and one stubborn girl named Marinka . . .
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Rebound by Oliwia
Rebound is a fictional book, that follows the story of a teenager, Chuck Bell. Following the death of Chuck's father, Chuck is in a bad place and stru . . .
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Bone Talk by rachel
Bone Talk wasn't a terrible book and I did manage to read all of it but I wasn't satisfied with the main plot. As I read the book I was continually wa . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by rachel
Although this book was a younger read, I enjoyed it. I liked the characters and how it showed a different perspective of Baba Yaga. The incorporation . . .
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Long Way Down by rachel
Written in verse, the powerful and gripping book Long Way Down is about a boy who has just experienced his brother’s death and now he is torn between . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Giovanni
The House with Chicken Legs was definitely an interesting read and had lots of changes of scenery despite the fact that it all happens in one place. I . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Daisy
This was a book, I feel like for this book you need to have an acquired taste in books, so for me personally it was just a book. Nothing really stood . . .
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Bone Talk by Giovanni
"Bone Talk" is a relatively short book with about 250 pages and this is certainly reflected in the amount of content within it. This book was no doubt . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Weronika
"The House With Chicken Legs" was written by Sophie Anderson and is about a 12 year old girl, Marinka, who wants to decide her own future. There are m . . .
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Long Way Down by Joccoaa
Long Way Down is Will story. When Will’s brother Shawn gets shot, it is then up to him to complete one of the three rules he is brought up on: Don't . . .
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Rebound by Charlotte
Rebound by Kwame Alexander When I began reading this book, I was unsure that I would like it particularly as the themes of the book did not directly . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Oliwia
The Land Of Neverendings is a peculiar fiction story about an eleven-year-old girl, called Emily. After the death of her disabled sister Holly and the . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Weronika
The book 'The Land Of Neverendings', written by Kate Saunders, is quite an explorative one that deals with mourning as a child. It is of a young girl, . . .
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Rebound by Weronika
The book 'Rebound', written by Kwame Alexander, is a fantastic book about a boy dealing with the sudden loss of his father. The book itself is written . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by rachel
The Land of Neverendings was an inventive book and certainly had a lot imaginative ideas. However, I personally didn’t enjoy the book because I felt t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Charlotte
The Land of Neveryendings The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders tells the emotional story of a young girl (Emily) who lost her sister (Holly) an . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Isaac
The House with Chicken Legs is a book based on Russian folklore. It is about a girl (Marinka) who lives with her 'Grandmother' who is a baba yaga. Mar . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isaac
The Land of Neverendings isn't what I thought it was going to be when I started it, but it is amazing nevertheless. It is a story about a girl who has . . .
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The Poet X by Niamh
The Poet X Niamh The Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo, is a poetic novel depicting the life of a fifteen-year-old girl named Xiomara. The book sh . . .
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Rebound by Grace
Written in verse, Rebound shows the story of 12 year old Charlie Bell, who is suffering greatly in the aftermath of his fathers death. This is a great . . .
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The Poet X by Grace
The Poet X is a coming of age story that is relatable to young adults across the globe. Xiomara, also known as X, is a 15 year old girl that is an out . . .
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Combe Down,
Discovery Shadows
Wiltshire
The Scary Librarian Reading Emporium
Wiltshire
Which cover appeals to you most as a reader?

Long Way Down
15% (3 votes)

The Poet X
20% (4 votes)

Rebound
5% (1 vote)

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
10% (2 votes)

 
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