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Group status: Discussing our Easter holiday reading

Newstead Carnegie group 2019

A keen group of Year 7 readers at Newstead.

The Poet X by Holly
A mature and often nerve-racking read, The Poet X tells a thrilling and awakening story, which delves deep into the emotions of aspiring poet Xiomara, . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ayomide
When you first pick up this book, you think of it as a very silly book that is quite fantastical but then, when you read it, there is a real and beaut . . .
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Rebound by Leda
Rebound is a book full of poems and comics, which was unusual to get into at first yet as I delved deeper in I was gripped by the emotional story line . . .
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Long Way Down by Sherina
The book 'long way down' is a really powerful, touching book the way the writer captures the reader even from the first word that had enchanted me to . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Hannah
I found "A Skinful of Shadows" an amazing book. It gripped me from the very first sentence! A Skinful of Shadows is a book about a girl called Make . . .
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Long Way Down by Elizabeth
Long way down is a book that displays the feelings someone shows when a person they love is killed in front of them. The book explains how the main ch . . .
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The Poet X by Erin
Where to start! Well, in this vortex of a story, entitled-warrior, Xiomara, discovers her natural plead for poetry, guiding through thoughts, feelings . . .
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Long Way Down by Nadia
'Long Way Down' is an emotional book that i highly recommend. Firstly the front cover is really good and looks quite dramatic. The title'Long Way Down . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Vantien
I really enjoyed the Land of Neverendings because it was a really wonderful idea to make up a completely different world (Smockeroom) which I think wa . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Udita
The Things a bright girl can do is a book on ways how women from different backgrounds during the time of World War 1 try and help the cause the bring . . .
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The Poet X by Mia
The list of good things could go on for ever but there are 3 points to talk about: Characters Plot Style Characters - I think the characters . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Sonia:)
The introduction is amazing. It starts with a nice hook which is very page-turning. This is because they get straight into the story, in fact the firs . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by VanAnh
The land of Neverendings is a marvellous book; its so entrancing and pulls you into the story as if you are actually the main character herself(who is . . .
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Rebound by Eesha
Rebound is about a boy who is suffering from the loss of his father. He is forced to move away from his 2 best friends and live with his grandparents . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Hansika
I really like the land of neverendings as it is full of magic and fantasy. The blurb pulls you into the book which makes it even more fascinating.It g . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Janetta
When I read this book, I was very interested in the plot.However when i first started, I was very confused as to what was happening.I asked someone to . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Rose
The Land of Neverendings was a good book. I really enjoyed this book because I like the way the author mixes reality with magic. It is about a girl wi . . .
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Rebound by Eloise
I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot was very interesting and not something I have ever read in a book before. I liked the format and how it w . . .
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Bone Talk by Aarna
My review is about the book Bone Talk. This is an exiting and intriguing book that will make you want to keep reading it! It is about this tree of bon . . .
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St Olave's Grammar School
Bromley,
Manor Oak Primary School
Orpington,
Shortlisted
Orpington,
Blenheim Primary School and Nursery
Kent,
Which shortlisted book have you read so far?

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Rebound by Kwame Alexander
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders