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Weald of Kent
Group status: We are all loving Poet X and it seems like the winner so far. Need something to blow us away!
Our group consists from year 8 all the way to year ten. It is a way to connect with those who are higher or lower than us in the school. It is absolutely amazing in terms of the shortlist and the experiences we can take from it are also as great.


The Poet X by Lucia
I really enjoyed the plot of this book and the flow of the poems. I think the fact that it was written in verses helped the story develop and let you . . .
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Long Way Down by Maddy
I found this book really intriguing and exciting. The verse format gave it a personal and fast-paced feel and the layout made each part punchy and imp . . .
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The Poet X by Ava
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! This book was the first verse novel I read out of the three and I absolutely loved it. Although mature themes d . . .
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Judd School
Hillview School for Girls
Weald of Kent Grammar School
Tonbridge, Kent
Hayesbrook Book Club
What's your favourite book so far?

Bone Talk
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
A Skinful of Shadows
The Poet X
The House with Chicken legs
The Land of Neverendings
Long Way Down
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


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 . . .