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Thorpe St Andrew School - Page Turners Reading Group
Norwich,
Group status: We are looking forward to reading this years Carnegie shortlist.

2018 group in the LRC

Hello everyone from the Page Turners Book Group from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form! We are: Lucy, Jack, Ben, Thomas, Tom, Naomi, Brannan, Callum, Ewan, Kieran, Joe, Eleanor, Evie, Danny, Keira, Bethany, Erena, Adele, Ms McCloy and Ms Allen. We meet every Friday in the library to discuss the books and post reviews.

Ms Allen and Lucy Paterson

Long Way Down by Thomas
A Long Way Down follows the choices that the protagonist Will decides to make, heart broken after the murder of his older brother. Conflicted over whe . . .
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The Poet X by Kieran
The poet x was in my opinion one of the least deserving of the books to be shortlisted. This is going to sound harsh because although it was an ok boo . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Adele
I really liked A Skinful of Shadows and found that I really got into the story. However, I found it slightly confusing. I often got confused with the . . .
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The Poet X by Erena
I really enjoyed The poet X because I thought it was a unique book which shows the struggles of one young girl through poetry. The book brought up a l . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Danny
The Land Of The Neverendings is a thrilling book set in a child's imaginary world, where things are going slightly wrong. The main characters sister h . . .
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Long Way Down by Adele
I really enjoyed Long Way Down. I thought it was a very good book. I must admit I don't usually like ready poetry but i found this book very enjoyable . . .
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The Poet X by Callum
I really enjoyed this powerful novel based on a harsh world where a Dominican teenage girl has to struggle through.I love reading through the story an . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ewan
The Land of the Neverendings - a stunningly climactic book where Emily quests through the abnormal to help save the magical teddies. The dark black fr . . .
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The Poet X by kieran
The poet x was in my opinion one of the least deserving of the books to be shortlisted. This is going to sound harsh because although it was an ok boo . . .
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Bone Talk by Erena
This book is about a young boy in the tribes of the Philippines 100 years ago and his experience with colonialism and his struggle with manhood. I re . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Callum
This is a page-turning novel based on a girl who has been born with an important job.She is the gran-daughter of Baba Yaga who is the next in line to . . .
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Rebound by Brannan
Rebound is a poetic book that describes Charlie Bells life after the tragic loss of his father.You read the dramatic book about how he copes with life . . .
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Long Way Down by Ms Allen
I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I am not a fan of the poetry style of writing but I found this story gripping. I don't like cliff . . .
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Rebound by Ben
Despite the fact that I don't usually enjoy reading books that are in the style of poetry, I actually really enjoyed this book and I read in in one si . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by ?
the house with the chicken legs was a magical story based off the story tale many have heard from their childhood,but instead of baba yaga being an ev . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eleanor
The house with chicken legs is a clever fantasy novel about a young girl called Marinka, who is the granddaughter of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is an old Sl . . .
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The Poet X by Danny
The Poet X is a gripping book set in the style of poetry; and it is set around the age group of teens. It is centered around a Fifteen year old Domini . . .
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Long Way Down by Ben
I quite enjoyed reading this book, as it explored a deep and interesting themes of revenge and murder. This book was about a teenage boy considering k . . .
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Long Way Down by Thomas Butler
I personally did not enjoy this book as much as I should have. I enjoyed the plot and thought that the morals and meaning behind the book good. Howeve . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Bethany
I really enjoyed reading it as it was not only a book about the suffragettes and suffragists, it covered the problems people of the LGBTQ+ community i . . .
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Bone Talk by Brannan
This book - Bone Talk - is 100 years ago, on the Philippines. Samkad only wants to be a man, like his freind Tambul, but then a new boy comes and brin . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Thomas
The House with Chicken Legs follows the character development of Marinka, a girl born into the family of the Yagas, with her role to guide the dead t . . .
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Bone Talk by Eleanor
This book is probably my favourite out of the carnegie books this year so far. It follows a young boy who is about to become a man but due to the ongo . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Eleanor
This was a very well written book intertwining fantasy elements and real life issues. It is about a young girl called Emily whose terminally ill older . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Tom Butler
The House with Chicken Legs is a book about a girl, Marinka, who was born a yaga, to guide the dead into the afterlife. However, she is not content wi . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Erena
The House with Chicken Legs is a well written story developed off of the children's fairy tale Baba Yaga. If you don't know this tale already it is tr . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Eleanor
This book is an amazing book about a young girl who had accidentally managed to get a spirit trapped inside of her and is being threatened by some ric . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Adele
The land of never endings is an enjoyable tale that I liked very much.It is the tale of a young girl (Emily) who is struggling to get over the loss of . . .
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Long Way Down by Jack
I really liked 'Long Way Down' because it reminded me a lot of some other books I have read (and enjoyed!). The concept itself was really original, ev . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lucy
I quite liked this book. I thought that the characters were very vivid, and were very interesting. The plot was very unpredictable as well, which kept . . .
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Rebound by Erena
Rebound is the story of a young boy struggling with the death of his father, falling off the rails, when his mum sends him to stay with his grandpare . . .
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The Poet X by Eleanor
I thought that this book was a really compelling, eloquently written book about a young poet learning to find her voice and stand up against her restr . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Adele
I liked this story but I think the plot line was dragged out a bit.I think it was an enjoyable tale with some good twists and turns in the plot. Marin . . .
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Rebound by Eleanor
Although I didn't really like this book, it had a compelling storyline and was well written. It follows a young Charlie Bell, future basketball player . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Erena
The Land Of Neverendings is a well written story about a young girl and her acceptance of her sisters death by remembering her toys. I really enjoyed . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eleanor
I thought this was a really well written book focusing on the impacts the war and suffragette movement had on young people's (especially young women's . . .
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Bone Talk by Kieran
This book is of all things a tale of a man desperate to reach manhood in the Philippines 100 years ago. This book tells the tale of a boy called Samka . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Kieran
The land of neverendings is a highly imaginative classic that combines the world of imagination with reality. The author manages to fit this in by art . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Erena
A skinful of shadows is a daring tale about a clever and cunning girl called Makepeace who engages with the supernatural to get her revenge. I really . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Erena
This book is an incredible tale reflecting the hardships and effort that the suffragettes had to go through to get the vote. I really like this book b . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ben
The House with Chicken Legs is based around the Baba Yaga Russian myths, and around death and loss. The story revolves around a girl called Marinka, a . . .
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Rebound by Tom Butler
Rebound was an interesting book. The writing style was very confusing and at the start it hindered my enjoyment for the book. At times the book became . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Brannan
The Land of Neverendings is a heart-breaking book where teddies come to life in their owners AMAZEMENT. But what happens when a Black toad threatens t . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Brannan
The House with Chicken Legs is a Fiction book about a girl who wants to break her destiny of being a Yaga and a house with chicken legs. She also enj . . .
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Rebound by Kieran
This book is very inspirational as it tells the story of a boy who is suffering with deep grief and yet still manages to rise above his sorrows to lea . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Kieran
This book starts with a young girl called Marinka who is the grand daughter of Baga Yaga. Marinka's destiny is to be a guardian of the gate and guide . . .
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