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Queens' School Bushey Book Group
Hertfordshire,
Group status: From years 7-12 we have great readers who are enjoying the different books. We meet on a Wednesday lunchtime for biscuits and a chat about the books.



The House with Chicken Legs by Eslem
I found it a very good book and I felt like it was quite sad but the ending was happy. I found that I could relate to the girl,Marinka, about not bein . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mariam
This book is about a girl called Marinka who wishes she has a normal life . . . .
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Rebound by Hayley
This book is about a boy called Charlie Bell who lost his Dad and doesn't know how his feelings for his best friend. He gets sent off to his Grandpare . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by lakshminarasimha
This story is based on a girl named Marinka who is destined to be the next yaga for her family but all she wants is to have a normal life. Later on in . . .
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Bone Talk by lakshminarasimha
Bone Talk is a book which delves into a life of another, you are able to see into another's life and experience its ups and downs. It also features a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eslem
I found it a very good book and I felt like it was quite sad but the ending was happy. I found that I could relate to the girl,Marinka, about not bein . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Nethra
Makepeace has the power or curse, for ghosts to enter her. When a ghost, an angry and powerful one enters her, she is terrified. Can Makepeace get r . . .
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Long Way Down by Hayley
Long Way Down is about a boy whose brother gets murdered and he wants revenge according to the rules. He gets into an elevator and is met by everyone . . .
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Rebound by Thomas
Rebound was a good book but i think the poem format stopped the story from flowing properly. I think if the format changed to a normal one then a lot . . .
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Rebound by Thomas
Rebound was a good book but i think the poem format stopped the story from flowing properly. I think if the format changed to a normal one then a lot . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Hayley
This book is inspiring for girls who feel as if they are overpowered by other people and it helps them to stand up on their own. The way the book is w . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eslem
I think it was an amazing book with relatable subjects. It showed the struggles of young women for the vote and how they fought it. Also the 3 differe . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Hayley
A Skinful of Shadows is about a girl called Makepeace trying to save her brother James from the Fellmottes curse, where dead spirits try to inhabit bo . . .
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The Poet X by Amber
Poet X is a slow starting book but as i got through, it quickly sped up and i was soon enjoying the book. I particually enjoyed the way it was layed o . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mariam
At first i thought i wouldn't really like this book but as you go into it more it gets really interesting . This story is about a girl called Marinka . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Nethra
This book is very good because the characters are very adventurous. The book keeps me on edge and especially like Marnika, the main character. When Ma . . .
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Bone Talk by Thomas
For me bone talk is a easy book to read. Being set in the Philippines 100 years ago I liked that it had some elements of history. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Hayley
The Land of Neverendings is a story about a girl who lost her little sister, Holly. There is a magical dimension where all toy spirits live, but the S . . .
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Long Way Down by Eslem
For me it was a very good book but also kind of confusing. It was about a boy who's brother gets killed and he wants to get revenge for the boy who he . . .
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The Poet X by Zoe
The Poet X is a really good book showing her daily struggles through her poetry. Its a quick read book due to the poetry on the pages. I recommend it . . .
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The Poet X by Eslem
It was a very inspiring book and I couldn't stop reading, for its not a book to put down. But I recommend this book to over 13's for it has some inapp . . .
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St Margaret's School Bushey
Watford,
Girls Aloud
Herts,
The Bushey Academy
Bushey,
The Merry Girls
Herts,
 
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