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Aylsham High School
Norwich,
Group status: We have now started the Carnegie Award Challenge.

The Group

We are a group of thirty two strong readers at Aylsham High School. All of us share a passion for reading and are looking forward to reviewing the shortlisted books. Please vote on our poll as we are keen to see what you think. Thanks!

Megan

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Erin
‘Things a Bright Girl Can Do’ by Sally Nicholls is a very interesting book set in around 1914 about women at the time and the suffragettes. It is abou . . .
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The Poet X by Sam
Poet X is about a girl named Xiomora and her curiosity to explore the world and society around her. In the book Xio starts to fight against her Christ . . .
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Long Way Down by Katie
"Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds is a book which empathises with people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. I found the book to be particularly . . .
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The Poet X by Noah
The Poet X 4.6/5 stars ‘The Poet X’ is a book about a teenage girl who fights against strict religious parents and society itself to find who she is . . .
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Long Way Down by Trinity
Long Way Down is a teen fiction that is laid out in poems. This book is about a 15 year old African-American boy called Will who is determined to aven . . .
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The Poet X by Noah
The Poet X 4.6/5 stars ‘The Poet X’ is a book about a teenage girl who fights against strict religious parents and society itself to find who she is . . .
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Long Way Down by Harry
Have you ever wanted to read a book about the morals of a young teenager? Well if so, look no further than this book. Long way Down by Jason Reynolds . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jazmine
Kate Saunders wrote the land of neverlandings about how a young girl remembers her younger sister. Emily’s memories of her deceased sister are so vivi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Lois
Kate Saunders writes The land of Neverendings which takes readers on a fantasy adventure in which there is another world based around where toys go wh . . .
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Rebound by James
Rebound Rebound follows Charlie Bell and his experience with losing his father. Despite the serious concept of the book, I think it’s aimed at younge . . .
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The Poet X by Hannah
I think The Poet X is a great teenage read. It is about a girl, Xiomara (X), whose parents are very religious and so X isn’t allowed a boyfriend. When . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Joe
Although I have not read that much of this book I have thoroughly enjoyed the chapters that I have read. So far the book has been about a girl named M . . .
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Rebound by James
Rebound Rebound follows Charlie Bell and his experience with losing his father. Despite the serious concept of the book, I think it’s aimed at younge . . .
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The Poet X by Erin
‘The Poet X’ is a very interesting book which focusses on a girl with a religious family, what she can and can’t do and how her poetry helps her overc . . .
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Rebound by Olivia
Rebound is about a young boy named Charlie Bell who has the ongoing struggle with the death of his father and his feelings for his best female friend, . . .
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Long Way Down by Leo
In my opinion, Long Way Down wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read. The start of the book is really catchy because the pace is fast: BANG – Shawn is dea . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Charlieze
In this review I will be discussing the book ‘The Land of Never endings’ by Kate Saunders. The book talks about loss and how hard it is to deal with l . . .
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The Poet X by Emma
I love this book! It is a very detailed book following the life of a teenage girl restricted by her mother and a religion she doesn't believe in. I wo . . .
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Bone Talk by Erin
“Father was wrong. There was danger. And it was not just in the forest behind us.” I would rate the book ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay a 4.2 out of 5 . . .
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Rebound by Katy
I’m not too sure what this book is about as I find it very boring and personally I find it very hard to follow. It is about a boy who loses his fathe . . .
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Bone Talk by oscoid
Bone Talk is a pretty good book about a boy and his journey into manhood. Within the first few chapters future events are already set up with the con . . .
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Long Way Down by Erin
The book ‘Long Way Down’ is an extremely interesting book about gun violence in America. The themes in this book are violence (guns), family and loyal . . .
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Rebound by Tom
This book is a sports adventure that follows a young boy called Charlie Bell and his friends grow up and face lots of troubles. When I picked up the . . .
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The Poet X by Katie
Poet X is a family saga novel aimed at more mature teenagers (14/15). Xiomara is a teenager who is surrounded by her strict christian parents who are . . .
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Rebound by charlotte
Rebound is a book about a boy who wishes to be an amazing basketball player and loves reading comics he also suffers some problems along the way and b . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Harriet
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls. I thought that the book was very interesting and focused on a lot of modern issues and definitely th . . .
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Bone Talk by Holly
Bone talk by Candy Gourlay is an interesting book. Based in the Philippines about 1899, it follows a boy called Samkad who wants to become a man in th . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Harry
I think that the house with the chicken legs isn’t a particularly good book for people of my age range. This is because it isn’t very gripping. The su . . .
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Bone Talk by Erin
“Father was wrong. There was danger. And it was not just in the forest behind us.” I would rate the book ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay a 4.2 out of . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by RJ
A Skinful of Shadows is an interesting idea for a novel. Unfortunately it falls short at the execution of its writer’s concept. The premise of the sto . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Lois
For me, the Land of The Neverendings isn’t my cup of tea. The book is about a girl called Emily who made up stories about a stuffed toy called Bluey t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Hannah
Do you ever wish that you could go back to your childhood and experience imagination all over again? Well with this book, you can! I think this book i . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Isaac
I my opinion a Skinful of Shadows is a great story idea where there is a girl called Makepeace who can see and get possessed by spirits, and her journ . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by
I rate this book 4.5* out of 5* because the story is well thought out and has a lot of drama to keep you interested i believe this book would be a mys . . .
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Long Way Down by Oscar
Review of “long way down” After reading this book I would rate it a 3/5. The book has a great story and good morals however it was not fully gripping . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Olivia
'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' is about three girls named Evelyn, May and Nell and it follows their life with fighting for women’s rights but as soon a . . .
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Bone Talk by Harriet
I decided to read and write a review about the book bone talk by Candy Gourlay. Overall I thought that the book was very interesting and had a captiv . . .
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Rebound by william and jazmine
If you enjoy a quick read, or if you enjoy basketball then this is the book for you. At the beginning of the book we are introduced to the main charac . . .
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Long Way Down by Charlotte
I give the book 5/5. The genre is an action and adventure due to the tension in the book and the adventures that go on inside the main characters head . . .
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Bone Talk by Joe
In my opinion Bone talk is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. It has a historical genre to it but at the same time has themes such as . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Samuel
'A Skinful of Shadows' by Frances Hardinge is about a girl named Makepeace and her mother who live in a Christian town named Poplar. The book is about . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Charlieze
In this review I will be discussing the book “Things A Bright Girl Can Do” by Sally Nicholls. The book discusses a lot of themes that are still releva . . .
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Rebound by Harry
Have you ever wanted to read a book where the main character has to deal with grief but struggles dramatically because of it? If so, consider reading . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by James
This book is a mythical adventure novel of a young girl in a house that walks around on chicken legs. The concept for this book is fantastic. It . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Abby
'The Land of Never Endings' is a fictional book about a young girl whose sister died. She meets someone whose son died and they connect and talk about . . .
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Long Way Down by Harry
‘Long way down’ is a genuinely good book. I’m not much of a reader, but after finishing this book in three days, I can honestly say it’s the best book . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Noah
Things A Bright Girl Can Do 2.8/5 stars ‘Things A Bright Girl Can Do’ is a novel that uses a trope, which is the subject of an excessive number . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Katy
'Things a Bright Girl can do' is a book about three girls called Evelyn, May, and Nell who go on a journey in 1914 to fight for what they believe in: . . .
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The Poet X by Shona
I would give The Poet X a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, mainly because of the fact that I haven't finished reading it! So far, the book has been great. . . .
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The Poet X by Leo
In the book “The Poet X”, Elizabeth Avecedo has created a book based on a young teenager called Xiomara who is curious to explore society and the worl . . .
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Long Way Down by James
“A long way down” is a book to honour death. About five seconds into the first chapter the main character’s brother is killed, and this sets up the re . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Emma
The book “Things a bright girl can do” is a historical fiction following the lives of three girls (Evelyn, May and Nell) as they join the Suffragettes . . .
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Rebound by Katie
Think of the worst book you've ever read. Times it by 10 and you've got Rebound. Rebound is a book about a boy who is grieving the loss of his father. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Charlotte
I give the book 3/5. The genre is an adventure and fantasy due to the story line and how imaginative all the adventures are for Emily to go on. I woul . . .
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Long Way Down by Jadzia
I have never read a book quite like this. It's hard to pinpoint but I would say it’s an adventure or crime genre. The way it is written is unusual in . . .
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The Poet X by Holly
This book is a family saga. It follows the raging battle between Xiomara and her strictly Christian mother. Xiomara questions the world her mother wan . . .
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The Hewett Academy Norwich
Norwich,
Chocolate Box Girls
Norwich,
Carnegie book group
Suffolk,
Flegg High School
Great Yarmouth,
Where do you read the most?

On the toilet
11% (84 votes)

At school
34% (257 votes)

In bed
5% (35 votes)

On holiday
4% (32 votes)

In the morning
1% (4 votes)

Never
35% (263 votes)

 
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Title: A Bundle of Ballads
Illustrator: William Stobbs
Winning Year: 1959

This is an illustrated collection of old ballads, that were originally told by minstrels and passed down the generations. The minstrels disappeared, but the stories they had sung were remembered by old country folk who remembered them from childhood.
 

 

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