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Ballakermeen High School
Isle of Man,
Group status: We have had our first meeting with the shortlists and are now busy reading...

The Balla Bookworms with the Carnegie books

We are the reading group from Ballakermeen High School on the Isle of Man. We meet every Wednesday at lunchtimes. We shadow the Carnegie award, and the Greenaway as well. We think we might be the only active shadowing group on the Isle of Man. We have two reading groups which meet every Wednesday at lunchtimes.

Ros

Long Way Down by Ania
I thought this was a book to tear your heart into a million pieces - the moment that you realise that you are talking to someone you forgot that you m . . .
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Long Way Down by Ros
A very powerful piece of writing! It's verse form makes it a quick read, but no less compelling for that. I liked the perhaps ambiguous ending... . . .
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Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

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 . .

 

 

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