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Loreto College
St Albans,
Group status: We meet each Thursday in the library at lunch time to discuss our progress and our thoughts. The girl's are doing really well and enjoying the short list a lot !



Excited to be part of the Carnegie Shortlist for 2019 ! Another year of great books and looking at the reviews from the students point of view is really what is all about ! Every year the books are so different and this year is no exception! It's great to see the girls reading with passion and being involved in taking part of this great award.

Ramona Parkin

The House with Chicken Legs by Emanuela
The House with Chicken Legs is an amazing book with a very touching story. It's main character is played by a girl called Marinka. Marinka has lived w . . .
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Long Way Down by Scarlett
This is a very unique and interesting book. I think the author Jason Reynolds wrote the book really well. The main character's name is William Holloma . . .
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Rebound by Maya
Rebound is set in 1988 in America and the main character is called Charlie. He lives with his mum who has issues after her husband died and Charlie's . . .
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Rebound by Tara
Rebound is a superb book ! It is set in 1988 in America and follows he main protagonist, Charlie who is 11. Charlie is grieving his father after he s . . .
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The Poet X by Ciara
This is a brilliant book about a girl called Xiomara as she tries to work out where she fits in , in this world. Her mum and friends are very religiou . . .
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The Poet X by Paige
This book is set in a little town where a girl named Xiomara lives with her twin brother, and her mother and father. The book is about a girl who fall . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tara
This is a good book, but hard to read. The book is set in the early days of the English Civil war. It follows our protagonist, Makepeace. After her m . . .
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The Poet X by Oksana
This was an interesting read. It was about a girl called Xiomara and how she explores her feelings with the help of her twin brother, and her best fri . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Maya
Marika lives with her grandmother, Baba Yaga: she is destined to take on the role as Guardian of the Dead. However, she wants a normal life with other . . .
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Long Way Down by Holly
Long Way Down is an engaging book by author Jason Reynolds. It follows our protagonist, Will, as he goes through an emotional journey after the death . . .
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Rebound by Holly
Rebound, by Kwame Alexander, is set in 1988 and is about a twelve-year old boy called Charlie who is grieving the loss of his father. The story follow . . .
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Long Way Down by Jewel
This novel is about William, better known as Will. He has walked into a lift. He is constantly surrounded by a bad crowd which leads him to becoming p . . .
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Long Way Down by Isabel
I found this book both powerful and haunting. The book is about Will, a boy who has lost his brother , father and friends to gun violence, and how he . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lottie
This book is about a girl called Makepeace who lives in a Puritan town with her mother. Makepeace has to fight ghosts in her sleep every night. Then . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ciara
This is a very good book about a girl called Emily struggling to come to terms with her disabled sister's death. Emily lives in the old village of Bar . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Maya
This story is told from the point of view of three teenage girls in the Women's Suffragette period. Nell, whose family was barely getting by, Evelyn w . . .
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Long Way Down by Ciara
This book is about a 15 year old boy called William whose brother, Shawn is murdered. It is set in an elevator in William's block of flats. At the beg . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Alannah
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is told from Makepeace's perspective and is set in the time of the English Civil War. The no . . .
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The Poet X by Tara
This book is a very powerful and meaningful novel. The book is set in Harlem , New York and follows the main protagonist, Xiomara. Xiomara feels unhe . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Oksana
I quite enjoyed this book. It was full of laughter, adventure and in some places, sadness. This book is about a girl called Emily whose life is turned . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Phoebe
This book is a deliciously Gothic take which will immediately immerse you in a world where ghosts and spirits roam free. I was particularly looking . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Rosie
Things a bright girl can do ' is a good book that highlights many issues people in that time faced and problems we still face today ! It is set from . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Tara
This book had me from page 1! The book is set in modern day in a normal town, but also in the make believe world 'Smockeroon.'The main protagonist is . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Isabel
This book makes a very interesting and insightful read. It is set around the period of time leading up to WW1 and tells the story of three suffragette . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lottie
This book is about a girl named Marinka who is 12 years old and lives all around the world with her pet Jack, her grandmother and her house with chick . . .
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Rebound by Oksana
I really enjoyed this book even if it was a little confusing towards the beginning. It is mostly set in America in 1988- through to 2018.It tells the . . .
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Rebound by Paige
This book is about a boy called Charlie ( Chuck) who at the start isn't into the game of basketball. After moving in with his grandparents he may chan . . .
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Long Way Down by Paige
This book is about a boy called Will who feels he needs to follow a certain set of rules when his brother Shawn gets murdered. On his way down in the . . .
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Rebound by Ellie-May
This was my first Carnegie book to read this year. When I first picked up this book and read the blurb I didn't think it was the type of book that I w . . .
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Long Way Down by Maya
This novel is about a boy called Will, and his family, or what is left of his family anyway. His brother Shawn was murdered and his gun remains in his . . .
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Long Way Down by Tara
This is a very interesting book. The book is set in a time of gun violence. The main protagonist, Will, has just witnessed his brother's death. Will . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Paige
This book is about the suffragettes and war of the 1900's which explores the matter in various different view points. The characters Evelyn, Teddy, M . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Alannah
This is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. It is set in Barkstone village, England. It is about a girl named Emily who recently lost her . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Parkin
This is my first book on this year's short list. It was very well written, and I immediately liked our protagonist, Will. There is a lot of raw emotio . . .
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Mandeville Morphemes
St Albans, Herts
St Albans School Library
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Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
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Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 

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