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The Baby Sharks

Group status: We're continuing to read our books and still enjoying them very much! We are holding meetings every Tuesday so that we can all discuss what we are currently reading.

Our group is a small dedicated group of students from Years 8-11 who all share the same love of and commitment to reading. We meet on a Tuesday every week where we plan to discuss what we are reading. We have decided to buddy up for this year, to make sure everyone has a partner to discuss their books with, preventing spoilers for everyone else.:)


Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Joe
This book while containing fictional characters, is rooted in a historical setting being England during the year 1914. This period of English history . . .
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Long Way Down by Alexander
Long way down is an extremely good book themed around race and gangs. It can be quite serious at times but then slowly becomes more paranormal as the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Rayan
The house with the Chicken Legs is an inspiring book that can be read by many people of different ages. It has an amazing plot idea with exciting plot . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jacob
I felt that this novel was well written and the plot was well developed. The character Marinka and her struggles were resolved well towards the end cr . . .
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Bone Talk by Alexander
Bone Talk is a very good story for those with an appeal to adventure. It also stays close to a sense of family love and friendship. The story is set i . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Thomson
I found that the Land of Neverendings was a very moving story with a lot of twists and turns. It is heavily based on fantasy and it also takes a very . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Jack
For me, this book was very uninspiring. It was predictable throughout and for the large middle portion the character was doing the same thing over and . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tom
I really enjoyed reading this book and I could easily relax whilst reading it and not realise that hours have passed. Also, after finishing it, I was . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tom
I felt that this novel was extremely enjoyable and immersive. I could easily end up reading this book for hours on end and I did! The ending was also . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jack
A Skinful of Shadows is one of the most complex and fascinating books I have read for months. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that not once did I fully . . .
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BJS Reading Shadows
Bilton School
Crescent Reviewers
Rugby, Warwickshire
Rugby School
Which one of last years Carnegie books was your favourite? Mine was "Where the world ends".

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
After the Fire by Will Hill
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Rook by Anthony McGowan
Release by Patrick Ness
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

A timeless book that was winner in 1995 but is still relevant and has been read by every single member of our reading group, captivating our hearts with the struggles of Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon learning the secrets of dust which would eventually l


Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist, science teacher and text book author. Sophie was inspired to love stories by her Prussian grandmother who fled her homeland during WW2, losi . .