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Broadlands Academy
Group status: Working our way through the shortlist.
This year we have a mulitude of groups and indivduals, all focusing on different shortlisted titles! Each individual will read just one book, and will then either sing its praises and try to convince the rest of us that it is a Carnegie winner, or throw (metaphorical) rotten tomatoes at it and tell everyone why it shouldn't even be on the shortlist. Let the reading and debating begin!

Wellsway Carnegie Group
Wellsway School
What is most important to you when choosing a new book to read?

Great looking cover
A clever or interesting title
Exciting blurb on the back
The opening paragraph
An author I am already familiar with
Recommendation from a friend
Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But