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Highcliffe School
Christchurch,
Group status: We're really enjoying reading the short listed books. Our reading group 'Bookies' meets once a fortnight over lunch and biscuits!
Our book group consists of students in years 7-10 and is run by the Librarian and Library assistant. We regularly hold special events such as quizzes, end of term parties and the Carnegie celebration. New members are always welcome.

Isabella Spencer-McDaniel

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Libby
I really rate this book because I like how the author brought in all of the perspectives so you could see what their thoughts of the war and suffraget . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie
This book is very good and has a gripping story line, because of this I was disappointed when it ended. I would highly recommend this book! . . .
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Rebound by shannon
This book has been written using an intriguing style. It also has an interesting story line, I would recommend reading it. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by kathleen
the book is very creative and well worded with lovely vocabulary. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Tayla
This book is very gripping because it is always introducing new things and always twisting the plot. It also makes you feel the emotions that the char . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Isabella
I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the plot was highly imaginative and relatable to for a lot of people due to it including family deaths a . . .
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Long Way Down by Libby
This book was written in verses and I thought that it was really effective sometimes, but at other times, it just made it hard to read or stay focused . . .
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Lockyers middle school
wimborne,
Twynham Reading Club
Christchurch,
Christchurch Library
Christchurch,
 
What's your favourite Carnegie shortlisted book?

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

"My favourite book last year was Salt to the Sea because I found the way it was written really interesting. It had each chapter written by a different character so you have a different perspective about the journey the characters were on." - Year 8
 

 
 

Elizabeth Acevedo
Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City. Her poetry and fiction books is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city's tough grit . She has over fourteen years of performance poetry experience and is a National Poetry Slam Champion.