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Wyedean School -JK Rowling Library Shadowers
Group status: We are the JK Rowling library shadowers and we are wizard. The 2017 shortlist is really great but we need better biscuits to fuel our reading. So far Salt to the Sea is proving the most popular but Railhead is also good

We are the shadowing wizards!

We are the JK Rowling Carnegie Shadowers and we are the shadowing wizards of Wyedean! We are in our 3rd year of shadowing now and each year we await the shortlist with bated breath and high excitement. Each year we are presented with 8 fascinating book titles to devour and share our ideas with our fellow shadowers. This year the selection has been brilliant. Some harrowing and heartbreaking themes in Bone Sparrow, Salt To The Sea and Beck have challenged us but have most importantly stimulated some interesting discussions! We have had some really atmospheric reads with Wolf Hollow and The Smell of Other People's Houses and finally some fun and light relief with Sputnik's Guide To Life on Earth and Railhead has been popular with our Scifi and Fantasy fans. We are getting very excited now as the winner's announcement on the 19th June draws near!! I think Salt to The Sea, Bone Sparrow and Railhead have been very popular, The Smell of Other People's Houses has also been popular. The multiple narrative style has been a strong feature of this year's selection and this has been an interesting point of discussion. We hope you enjoy our reviews!


Wyedean - Dumbledore's Army
Dumbledore's Army
St John's Shadows
Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Wyedean 2018 Words of Wisdom
Title: Millions
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Winning Year: 2004

Comedy is blended with real life drama in perfect balance, in this unique story of brothers Damian and Anthony who suddenly have to spend "millions" in seven days before the euro takes over from the pound. A gripping read with an exuberant plot that you