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Limpets
Orkney
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Our reading group is for S2 and S3 pupils at Stronsay Junior High School. We all have our individual reading capabilities and some of us like to read more than others.

Aimee Stout

The House with Chicken Legs by Fraser
The House With Chicken Legs is a strange book. It snaps back and forth from being a story about a child who just wants to make friends and a story abo . . .
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Rebound by Erik
I have read Rebound and it was okay to say the least. The bits I thought were okay were the mood: it had like anger, happiness and sadness. But I m . . .
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The Poet X by Michael
The Poet X is a very interesting book, it's not the worst thing I have read but I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it, none of the subjects in the book rea . . .
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Bone Talk by Elizabeth
This week I read 'Bone Talk' and I don't really have much to say about it. I didn't fully understand the plot so I can't even talk about that. It's a . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Aimee
I didn't read much of this book as I didn't understand it. It was very slow and I wasn't gripped by it. I found it very hard to feel motivated to pick . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jamie
I was not interested in reading this book but I did read a bit of it and didn't like it. The person got told off for having a nightmare which I found . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ella
A Skinful of Shadows was quite challenging to read as it didn't really explain what was going on and it was very hard to follow. With this book I foun . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Erik
I thought the book was inspiring to all the girls/women around the world. It was enjoyable to read.The best part of the book was the part when May and . . .
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Long Way Down by Elizabeth
'Long Way Down' follows a young boy called Will in the moments after his brother, Shawn, was shot and killed. The majority of this book is set in a li . . .
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Long Way Down by Elizabeth
'Long Way Down' follows a young boy called Will in the moments after his brother, Shawn, was shot and killed. The majority of this book is set in a li . . .
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The Poet X by Jamie
Xiomara is a tomboy and came into the world fighting when she was born. She was born to older parents who are old fashioned and forced her to believe . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Michael
The land of Neverendings is shockingly slimier to last years Wed Wabbit with it being aimed at slightly younger audiences. The book is written almost . . .
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Rebound by Aimee
To start off with I hated this book. I felt like the start of the book had nothing to do with the rest of the book what so ever. The book in general i . . .
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Bone Talk by Fraser
Bone Talk is a very interesting book right from the start. From what I have read it's intriguing. It leaves you asking questions, some of which I have . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ella
The House With Chicken Legs didn't really interest me at the start. I think this was because of the title. i think the title is immature and they shou . . .
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Long Way Down by Michael
Long Way Down is a very different book as it is written in the form of poetry on each page, this can make it hard to follow at times, but can give the . . .
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The Poet X by Erik
I like the book because you follow the life of a girl named Xiomara I liked it because it shows that Xiomara wants to be different and is kind of a re . . .
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Rebound by Jamie
I enjoyed this book but I didn't like the layout of the book. It was however quick to read! The story was about a boy called Charlie whose father h . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Elizabeth
Things a Bright Girl Can Do follows two young girls in 1914 during the women's suffrage. I really liked this book despite not getting very far into . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Aimee
What I gathered from the start of this book is that Makepeace, a young girl, lives in a little village with her mother as her father left when she was . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mrs Blyth
This is a lovely book and a rather clever way of dealing with the theme of loss and grief. I love the human characters and the relationships between t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Fraser
I really enjoyed reading this book as the author managed to tell a story about suffragettes without the feminism, representation, etc feeling forced o . . .
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Rebound by Ella
I was not not looking forward to reading Rebound at all. It didn't seem like the kind of book I would enjoy but I was very surprised when I read it be . . .
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Bone Talk by Michael
Bone Talk is a pretty good book about a young boy (Samkad) and his journey into man-hood. Within the first few chapters future events are already set . . .
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Long Way Down by Erik
I read up to chapter 16 and it is a really good book. The sad introduction was not the best start but I think now it is going to be a great book. The . . .
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Long Way Down by Erik
I read up to chapter 16 and it is a really good book. The sad introduction was not the best start but I think now it is going to be a great book. The . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jamie
I barely read this book because it didn't appeal to me. The book just looked child-like and that is not really appealing to me because I don't like r . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Elizabeth
A Skinful of Shadows starts off with Makepeace, a child, having a nightmare. Mother, who we later find out is called Margaret, tells her to stop dream . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Aimee
The House with Chicken Legs is about, as the title suggests, a house that has chicken legs. It gets up every two or three weeks and moves around befor . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ella
I was really looking forward to reading 'Things A Bright Girl Can Do'. I enjoy learning about the suffragettes so when I learned that this book was ab . . .
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Bone Talk by Erik
I read up to chapter 7 in Bone Talk. I liked the book after I got past the tree of the bones chapter because I didn't like the jump scare it had from . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs Blyth
Things A Bright Girl Can Do is a book that teaches young people about the Suffrage movement. It gives a lot of historical information which enlighte . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Elizabeth
The House with Chicken Legs is about a house which, two or three times a year, gets up and walks around but always ends up in the same place. The plac . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Aimee
The Land of Neverendings is about a young girl, Emily, who's disabled older sister, Holly, died after having a seizure in the middle of the night. Hol . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Michael
I didn't read much of this book, but the start didn't really interest me. The mother and daughter don't talk to each other like normal with surprising . . .
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Long Way Down by Jamie
I didn't enjoy reading this book because of the layout of the text. It was difficult to follow the story as every page has a title and this made me wo . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Erik
I only read up to chapter 2 which I liked because it had some mystery parts which I liked a lot, e.g. The Spirits -who are they? However, this book . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Michael
The House With Chicken Legs is a very ...interesting... book, I didn't get very far into it but from what I read I can't imagine the story going any w . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Elizabeth
The Land of Neverendings is about a young girl whose sister, Holly, died. Her sister had a stuffed toy called Bluey who was cremated with Holly. One n . . .
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Bone Talk by Jamie
This story is set in the Philippines. This is a tribal story from a hundred years ago. A young boy called Samkad wants to be a man. To become a man he . . .
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Long Way Down by Aimee
I really enjoyed this book. It was very gripping. It is about a teenage boy who's brother died. Whilst on the way to kill the guy who killed his broth . . .
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Which is your 2018 winner?

Release
Rook
After the Fire
The Hate U Give
Wed Wabbit
Where the World Ends
Saint Death
Beyond the Bright Sea
 
Title: The Kingdom under the Sea
Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrator: Jan Pienkowski
Winning Year: 1971

This is collection of eleven unique fairy tales from Eastern Europe and Russia. It is brilliantly illustrated in a highly original and recognisable silhouette style.
 

 
 

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .