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Catshill Carnegie Group

Group status: Reading at our own paces!

We are a group of Year 8 pupils (big and small), who are interested in books and want to share our opinions on them. Every Friday, we share with each other what our thoughts are, so stay tuned for more updates!

Mrs McCrory

Long Way Down by Ben
It is safe to say that Long Way Down definitely ignites faith that the Carnegie shortlist has been chosen well. I found this book easy to read, and en . . .
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Long Way Down by Lola
I enjoyed reading "Long Way Down" because of its poetic structure and it's fascinating story line. Furthermore, I was very fond of the way the author . . .
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Bone Talk by Luke
Bone Talk is a fast paced book that is based on the American invasion of the Philippines in the late 1800s. The main character is a boy named Samk . . .
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The Poet X by Lola
I found this book amazing and couldn't put it down. It is a story of: freedom, speaking out and finding her voice (which she does in poetry). I would . . .
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Which is your favorite book?

Long Way Down
The Poet X
The House With The Chicken Legs
Bone Talk
Things A Bright Girl Can Do
A Skinful Shadows
The Land Of Neverendings


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Crea . . .