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Caister Academy

Group status: we're reading
Rudey, Sonny, Oli, George, Lucy, Bethany, Ellen and Giovanna are reading.

Mrs Arnold

Beyond the Bright Sea by Rudey
Beyond the Bright Sea was a very expressive novel and the author showed her courage and curiosity to uncover her past. Crow is a determined female wh . . .
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After the Fire by Oli
This book was strange as it kept on going before and after the fire and it felt like two different stories but in the end it made sense. I did enjoy . . .
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Wed Wabbit by George
I enjoyed the book because it uses the idea of entering a two year old's world. I would recommend this book to people who like reading for fun and li . . .
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Release by Oli
I didn't really like this book much as I don't really know what it is like to be gay. I thought if I could relate, I would enjoy it more. The plot is . . .
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Rook by Oli
I think this book was good as I can relate to the problems in a way. The situation the kid is in is a true reflection on school life. The plot is ab . . .
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Saint Death by Sonny
Saint Death was a good read. It was enjoyable, serious, mysterious and exciting. I would say you need to be a certain type of person to read this bo . . .
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Where the World Ends by Lucy
I didn't really enjoy this book as it took a long time to get into the real story. It is also a true Scottish story meaning the speech is really hard . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Sonny
Wed Rabbit was an interesting read. I liked it but would recommend it for younger readers. A few chapters are serious and some extremely good, howeve . . .
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The Hate U Give by Giovanna
I enjoyed the book a lot, it is set in a modern time which makes it easy to relate to. Also set in the first person where you read as the character S . . .
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Release by Bethany
I really enjoyed this book, as it tackles the subject of gays and homophobics. I don't really relate to the characters, but I feel like I understand . . .
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Rook by Ellen
The book doesn't look appealing by the cover so I wasn't excited to read it. I had never heard of the author before but I will definitely read more o . . .
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Saint Death by Ellen
This book I found like a puzzle, it was hard to understand until you fixed everything together. At first it really put me off at the beginning becaus . . .
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What is your favourite Carnegie book?

Where the world ends
Wed Wabbit
Saint Death
After the Fire
The Hate u Give
Beyond the bright sea
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


Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has a background in comedy. Following a medical degree, she changed careers to become a comedy producer for radio and TV; her credits include Father Ted, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You. Her first . .