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Forest Hill School Yr8s
London,
Group status: A bunch of bright year 8s reading, discussing and reviewing this years books



We are a small group of Year 8 students who have been chosen to shadow the Carnegie, with discussion time during library lessons. After reading each book we discuss our thoughts, post reviews and access the website for author videos etc

Long Way Down by Samuel
Long Way Down is a story about Will, a troubled teenager who loses his brother, as well as a plethora of others before that. It's incredibly psycholog . . .
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Rebound by Leo
it was quite a good book. it was very quick to read but I felt that the book was written in a way that made me think the main character was much older . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ahmed
The story "The land of neverendings" follows the story of Emily after her disabled sister, Holly, dies. Emily is mourning her sister's death and longi . . .
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Long Way Down by Leo
From the chicken legs book this was a massive improvement. The story for me was a 50 out of 70. It is a short but powerful read, maybe a bit too short . . .
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The Poet X by Ahmed
The poet x follow the story of a girl called Xiomara in Harlem. The story starts of by talking about how she is a fighter and talks about her brother . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Mano
this was an interesting plot and book as the main character constantly bounced from one emotion to the other and wotwo worlds in the book were very s . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Leo
this book was tragic. It was slow paced and boring with overly repeated emotions that created a glum boredom around me. The ending was clearly only ma . . .
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Rebound by Ahmed
The book rebound closely follows the life of Charlie bell after the death of his father.The book is set in 1988 When him and his friend skinny steal s . . .
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Rebound by Felix
my first impression on Rebound was remarking on how different it is to other books. when I was told that it was all done in poems, I had my doubts, no . . .
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Rebound by Francis
I really enjoyed this book because of its gripping story line, relatable characters and unique writing style. I was hooked from beginning to end and . . .
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Long Way Down by coooper
Long Way Down is a very powerful book, the story is following the life of a young man called will, he follows a series of extremely tragic events. . . .
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The Poet X by Jake
I found this book very slow and it had no main story. This is just a book that is about some ones life but written is a format of a poem . . .
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Rebound by mano
great book with many lessons and conflicts. . . .
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Long Way Down by Arthur
it was very compelling and had lots of emotion. it shows what it is like to be in his shoes or to live a life like his. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by mano
this book had an interesting setting and had really compelling characters. . . .
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The Poet X by mano
This book has an interesting writing style with lots of poems and language features.The plot was okay and the characters were believable. . . .
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Rebound by Samuel
When Charlie Bell gets into trouble one too many times he's sent to stay with his grandparents for the summer, where he bonds with his cousin Roxie th . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ahmed
The House with chicken legs written by Sophie Anderson follow a girl called marinka and her life as the grand-daughter of a yaga , a person who guides . . .
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Harris Boys
London,
James Allen's Girls' School
London,
Shadow Hunters
Harris Girls Academy East dulwich
SE23 0NR,
Have you read a Carnegie Award winning book in the past?

Yes
11% (11 votes)

No
54% (52 votes)

 
Title: Shackleton's Journey
Illustrator: William Grill
Winning Year: 2015

In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in the deadly
 

 
 

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut n . .