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Tynie Reading Turtles, Edinburgh

Group status: We meet every Thursday lunchtime to discuss what we've read.

The Turtles

Hello! We are The Tynie Reading Turtles and our names are Saidah, Sarah, Matthew, Stephen, Abdul, Caleb, Abi, Robbie, Rebecca, Caitlin, Ty, Daniel S, Daniel O, Grace, Ana and Kai. Our club consists of students from S1 and S2. We meet every Thursday lunchtime in the library to discuss the books we've chosen to read. We then get a chance to swap our books, munch on sweeties and write a review online. Since the end of April, we've followed a calendar of activities. So far, we've designed book covers and made a start at creating our Top 5 book chart. It's not just students taking part in the Carnegie Club as members of staff come along and read the books as well. These include our English teachers, Mrs Falconer and Mr Laydon, our school librarian, Mr Mackenzie, and Mrs Walker, our welfare assistant. We like coming to the group because .... "Not all the books are the same." - Abi "We get sweets and food." - Saidah "I like the reading part and checking over the interesting books from around the world." - Ana

After the Fire by Grace
'After The Fire' is one of the best books I have read in a while. I love the plot as it is very deep and shows the feelings and actions that real peop . . .
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King of the Sky by Ana
I really enjoyed reading 'The King Of The Sky'. The illustrations were pretty good, a bit childish but artistic. I think when someone looks at the boo . . .
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Saint Death by Kai
'Saint Death' is an interesting story in which the situation the main character finds himself in is very plausible, and, in a less extreme context, pr . . .
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After the Fire by Kai
The most powerful and gripping story I have ever read. However tantalising it was, I did enjoy the way that Moonbeam's experiences were slowly release . . .
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Rook by Grace
I think 'Rook' is a great book. I love the plot, the theme of relationships and all of the drama. I love the realness of the story; Nicky's brother Ke . . .
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Rook by Mrs Walker
The first chapter was written from a unique point of view which made it a good start to the book. The story was interesting but could have been longer . . .
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After the Fire by Mr Mackenzie
This book is a page-turner! The chapters give just enough detail, enticing you to keep on reading. Moonbeam's fate had me gripped from the start. I . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Mrs Walker
Well written story with fast moving action. Subject matter may be a bit childish for the age range it is presented for but still a good read and a lot . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Kai
'Beyond the Bright Sea' is an emotional book about the importance of family and people you care about, whether you are related to them or not. I found . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Grace
I think 'Wed Wabbit' is a good book, though it is very crazy. It is about a girl, Fidge, who gets put into her little sister's imaginary world, with a . . .
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After the Fire by Kai
"After the Fire" is one of the most emotional and horrifying books I have ever come across. It is so full of untold secrets I had to prevent myself f . . .
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Under the Same Sky by Sarah Smart
Under the Same Sky is a beautiful book that flows and looks equally as beautiful. I am 13 years old and I enjoy this book as it was so cute it almost . . .
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After the Fire by Caleb
This is an amazing book. I found the characters extremely relatable, and their actions very believable. I could not put it down, as the way it jumps b . . .
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The Hate U Give by Kai
The Hate U Give is a powerful, memorable and thought-provoking book that I could not stop reading. The main characters are really well developed and t . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Saidah
Beyond the Bright Sea is a heart-warming book. Personally I instantly felt attached to Crow, the main character and her mission to find out where she . . .
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Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

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