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Reading School
Group status: Our book club meets every Tuesday lunchtime. We are enjoying reading all the books and posting our reviews.

Members of the Book Club with the Carnegie Shortlisted Books

Reading, is one of the most cultural towns in the UK and has produced talent of the calibre of Ricky Gervais, Kate Winslett and Henry Irvine. The Book Club at Reading School reflects this, bringing together boys from a variety of backgrounds with a shared interest of reading - not to mention the free biscuits on offer!

Mrs J.

A Skinful of Shadows by Patrick
A rather darker story than that which Hardinge has brought to readers previously, concerning a girl raised by a sinister, ghost infested noble family. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tom
A tale of a child who has an unwanted destiny. This great book by Sophie Anderson is full of companionship and love. Marinka finds out that she is f . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Matthew
I thought the story was very inventive, but was aimed at a much younger age range. Because of that and the slightly unrealistic nature of it, I give . . .
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Long Way Down by Yoghan
Shawn, is shot in a gun crime and his brother, Will, wants revenge. But he finds some of his friends who were shot years ago. Could his brother be a . . .
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Rebound by Bryan
I gave it such a low rating (1/5) as I didn't really understand the things that they were saying as it was almost like a poem book but not. . . .
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Bone Talk by Matthew
Bone Talk is very deep and interesting as a reflection on Philipino lore and legend. Samkad's character is an interesting and engaging vessel for a c . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jamie
A thrilling creepy, fairy-tale like story involving themes of dark magic, love, abandonment, horror, fantasy and history. Hardinge creates a world so . . .
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Long Way Down by Eli
'A Long Way Down' is an excellent exploration of the emotional suppression and cyclical violence that plagues African-American communities. It fantas . . .
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Bone Talk by Eli
'Bone Talk' is very interesting and enjoyable. Having read the blurb, I felt interested in the historical aspects of the book, but was pleasantly surp . . .
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Bone Talk by Ojebo
An interesting read, which gives valuable insight into the lives of aboriginal people. Gourlay's imagination and skillful storytelling help to make . . .
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The Abbey School
Kendrick School
Redlands Primary
Reading, Berks
New Christ Church Primary
Where's the most unusual place you have ever read anything?

On a airplane
On a toilet!
Up a tree
Under a waterfall
Doing a headstand!
At an airport
On a ship
At a bus stop
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori