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Littleover Community School
Derby,
Group status: Reading, reading and still reading...



We are a friendly group of keen readers who meet every Thursday lunchtimes to read and have discussions about books. Our group leader is Mrs Lynch, she's really "cool" but doesn't like Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. Mrs Bryden, our Librarian, helps us choose interesting and challenging books to read.

Lily

The Poet X by Krish
I felt that the Poet x is good book because i liked that x was an important character and her feeling to the boy she liked was beautiful. The poet x i . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Krish
I think that it was a good book. Marinka thinks that every thing is alright but her house runs because the house has now got chicken legs. Her grandmo . . .
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Bone Talk by Zaynab
I really enjoyed this book. It was really interesting in the way it had lots of surprises. I also really liked the action in it. I would definitely re . . .
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The Poet X by Natalia
The Poet X is an excellent book that reflects on the issues brought upon women through sexism, objectifying/sexualising women and religion (as well as . . .
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Rebound by Lani
When I started reading this book it seemed really boring (partly because it was poetry) but as I read I got used to it and it started getting really g . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sufyaan
I think that this book was a bit of a shock when the main character can't get to her 'grandmother' but I am satisfied with the ending. . . .
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Rebound by Sufyaan
I think that this book was very emotional and it being in rap/poem makes it easier to understand the character's feelings. Great ending! . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Torsten
This book was very emotional. It looks childish but is actually quite old as is very thought-provoking. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Olivia
I didn't really like this book as it was very strange. It was set in the past and seemed far from reality, even though it wasn't. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Carys
I think this book is very moving and heart-warming. It sounds childish on the blurb, with all the toys, but there is a more grown-up meaning behind it . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Carys
I think this book is very moving and heart-warming. It sounds childish on the blurb, with all the toys, but there is a more grown-up meaning behind it . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Long Way Down by Hamza.R
anti-climatic. There was no tension leading up to the problems stated in the book. when Will's brother dies of a shooting, no suspense is shown before . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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Bone Talk by Ellis
I like this book because it talks about a lot of History with the Native Americans. It also talks about sexism and how a girl cannot be a man and do m . . .
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Long Way Down by Sufyaan
I like how it explains the backstory in the elevator by the different characters but it left it at a cliff-hanger. I would like to read another by the . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Henry
This book is very emotion wrenching because you go through a child's experience of losing her grandmother and then coming to terms with losing her. . . .
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Derby Grammar School
Derby,
Derby High School
Derby,
Griffe Field Primary School
Littleover,
 
Are you inspired by the shortlist this year

Yes, it looks really good
Seems OK on the whole
A mixed bag
Same old stuff
Not my cup of tea
 
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