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Manchester High School for Girls

Group status: We've passed the half way mark in reading the 8 shortlisted books.

We've got 34 pupils shadowing the Carnegie Medal this year, divided into 7 little discussion groups, along with a group of 4 pupils shadowing the Greenaway Medal, all led by 3 busy librarians.

Miss Hawker

A Skinful of Shadows by Nikki
I thought that A Skinful of Shadows was a very different book to what I usually would read but it was still extremely good. Personally, I felt that th . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Safa
So this book was not popular in my Carnegie book group yet I felt that this was a strong and meaningful story. It is about a girl trying to understand . . .
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Rebound by Safa
My thoughts on this book was that it was going to be about a boy who wanted to follow his dream yet his parents said no. After reading the book I have . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Evangeline
....This book was amazing, it gripped you from start to end, and had an amazing plot twist (which I will not spoil). The characters were quite well ex . . .
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The Poet X by Safa
This book was very different to what I have read in my experiences of books. The Poet X was a breeze of originality and was very intriguing to read. M . . .
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Rebound by Mrs Heys
I really enjoyed Rebound. There isn't a rip-roaring plot but it is a lovely portrayal of a young boy coming to terms with the different stages of grie . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Erin
I liked the book and found Ruth’s character interesting. It was a very creative and well thought out book. The middle of the story was very exciting a . . .
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The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College
Wright Robinson
Reading Carnegie
How do you feel about there being 3 verse novels on the shortlist this year?

Great - I love verse novels
Not happy - I prefer novels not written in verse
Not sure yet - I will decide when I read them
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


Frances Hardinge
We met Frances when she visited our school to talk to us about her book 'The Lie Tree' back in 2015. She was very interesting to listen to and her books are always popular.



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