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Woldingham School
Surrey,
Group status: We are just reading our first books for this year's Carnegie.



We are a group of Yr7-11 girls at an independent school in Surrey and this is our second year of shadowing. We are looking forward to reading and reviewing the shortlisted books.


Long Way Down by Ms Owens
This book covers a particularly topical subject at the moment and the concept is undoubtedly clever, but I wasn't keen on the disjointed verse form it . . .
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Cats Book Worms
de Stafford School
Surrey,
 
Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
Winning Year: 2009

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds something that makes his heart stop. Curled up deep in the bog is the body of the child. And it looks as if she?s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the troubled world around