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Carnegie Cliffhangers
Group status: we're off and reading the Shortlist!

The Carnegie Cliffhangers meet every Thursday in the Library. This is our first year of Shadowing and we are following both the Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists.

Beyond the Bright Sea by Jacob
A book with twists and turns around every corner but tries too hard to build up tension, ultimately ruining the book itself. Because of this, the plo . . .
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Where the World Ends by Rebecca
Though this book was intriguing near the beginning as it progressed I felt myself feeling quite bored. However I did enjoy the twists that the story h . . .
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After the Fire by Eleanor
After the fire is one of the best books I've ever read. Written in past and present tense, it is beautifully told from a 17 year old girl, Moonbeam's, . . .
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After the Fire by Ella
After The Fire is a thrilling book that brings the reader into the haunting world inside The Fence, ruled by a ruthless Father John. The book is writt . . .
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The Hate U Give by Jacob
A very realistic book that is frighteningly close to the real world that we live in. After the initial shock, the book slows down and allows you to co . . .
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Queen Elizabeth's Academy
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
QEA Bookworms
Manor Shadows
Is it acceptable that sexualised content is included in children's literature?

Yes, it is a learning experience provided in a safe environment.
yes, as long as it is not explicit.
Perhaps, in literature aimed at post 16 year olds.
Only with perental permission.
Never, it is not necessary for teens to read about sex.
Title: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Author: Terry Pratchett
Winning Year: 2001

A brilliant and witty twist on the tale of the Pied Piper. Funny and irreverent, but also dark and subversive, in the way it parodies the classic folk tale genre. This is a story that holds a mirror up to our world and questions attitudes and behaviour pr


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .