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Miss Gauci

Long Way Down by Maddi
Overall, I viewed Long Way Down as an interesting novel: I did not particularly adore its overall story or its descriptors, however I view the book-an . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ciara
The Land of Neverendings was an absolute joy to read. It talks about how the loss of loved ones can affect you and your family. It was very imaginativ . . .
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Long Way Down by Matthew P
I loved this book as it was very gripping but emotional in places. One 15 year old, Will, sadly lost his brother due to a violent gang. He tries to co . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mia
I really like this book and I have put it in my top ten. There is an amazing twist that I think nobody will guess. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emma
This book is about a girl whose house never stays in one place for long. Each night her 'grandmother' guides the dead through The Gate, but she dreams . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Freya Reed
I liked The House With Chicken Legs because it was an amusing and creative story. Reading the book, was like being inside a bubble with all the charac . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Bianca
I think this book is a true masterpiece when you understand it. It describes emotions like grief and loss and feeling like there's no-one left to trus . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ciara
I read The House With Chicken Legs and I thought that it was an enjoyable book. I particularly liked that there was a bit of a twist in the middle and . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Kesha
This story is set in the period of the First World War and the passage of the Act of Parliament that gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote. . . .
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The Poet X by Valentina
This book is definitely one of the best books written is slam poetry I have read. The story is one of a struggling girl dealing with parental expectat . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Emma
I really enjoyed this book as it mixed fact with fiction. It used real facts and stories from the suffragettes as a base for a fiction story. This boo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Val
I really enjoyed this beautiful Slavic myths book. It is gorgeously written and definitely a breath of fresh air, unlike a lot of the books I've read . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Miss Gauci
This novel is suited to younger readers but does deal with issues of loss and moving on. It is sweet and thought provoking and an interesting take on . . .
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Buttercup Readers
Dunstable, Beds
Queensbury Academy
Dunstable,
Lancot Lower School
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Queensbury Academy Carnegie Group
Bedfordshire,
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Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something jus
 

 
 

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .