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Plashet School
London,
Group status: Carnegie Club meets on Thursday lunchtimes in the South Library. New members are always welcome!

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The Carnegie Club are aiming to read and review all of the books on the shortlist for this year's Carnegie Medal before the winner is announced in June. We meet on Thursdays at lunchtime in the South Library and each week we take part in fun activities to help us think about the themes which feature in the books we're reading.

Mrs Clifford-Smith

The Poet X by Habiba
In terms of writing and the message it was trying to convey the book was amazing however the mom was so annoying so I HATED her which that kind of rui . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Maheswarie
I hated this book, it just reminds me of my depressing life. I looked at the first chapter and read the the main character's sister is dead. Don't lik . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Maheswarie
To be honest, the only reason I read this book was to see how women got their rights from the POV of women in the 1900s. In terms of story and plotlin . . .
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The Poet X by Hafizah
I haven't read the full book yet. Well I find the book interesting as it works through conflict in her family. Xiomara's mum kind of controls her lif . . .
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Long Way Down by Maheswarie
I think that it was an amazing book - gun violence is not taken seriously than other things such as women's rights, LGBTQ+, so it was a pleasant surpr . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Shirromi
I really wanted to read this book as I am a fan of History and enjoyed learning about how women got their rights. However, I found the book quite bori . . .
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Rebound by Shirromi
Firstly, I really loved the poem-like structure used in this book, making it easier and quicker to read this book. Secondly, I like how this book addr . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Habiba
The book was funny at times but it was very depressing. It was also very confusing at times. But most importantly Maze should be actually trapped in a . . .
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Bone Talk by Sukhwinder
I actually quite enjoyed reading this book and finding out about different cultures. The writing style was good in the narration of the main character . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sukhwinder
In my opinion, I think this is a good book as I like the theory of the book as it's about a girl named Marinka and who lives with her grandma Baba Yag . . .
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Long Way Down by Shirromi
'Long Way Down' was written in a verse like structure, which I really liked. In my opinion, it was a very thrilling mystery book. Normally, I am not i . . .
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The Poet X by Shirromi
At first I was very intrigued to read 'The Poet X', purely because it seemed captivating and it contained romance. However, after I had started to rea . . .
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Rebound by Haniah
Love the poetry and story. Short and a lot of impact. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Haniah
Very sweet book. Of course the death is sad but the symbolism of the toys is nostalgic and a feeling should not be forgotten. . . .
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Rebound by Hasinah
This book was okay to read as it was something different to what I would normally choose. The character had to do things that he does not like to do f . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Hasinah
I did not like this book at all as it is not a type of book I would read as it is based on history and the Suffragettes which I do not personally like . . .
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Long Way Down by Hasinah
Long Way Down is one of my favourite books of the shortlist. I liked it as it was a intriguing book to read and the main character went through many d . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ghajana
The House with Chicken Legs is book that really sparks your imagination and I really liked the idea of the house moving. The characters were different . . .
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Bone Talk by Ghajana
Bone Talk was an interesting and different type of book, it is nothing like what I have read before but I still enjoyed it. My favourite character was . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ghajana
First of all, I would just like to say that this is not my kind of book. They story moved too slowly and I felt that there was too much detail in some . . .
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Long Way Down by Ghajana
Long Way Down is by far my most favourite book so far. I like the fact that it is written in verse but I also really like the concept of the book. The . . .
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The Poet X by Ghajana
The Poet X is book written in verse which I really liked. Even though it looked like quite a long book it didn't take nearly as long as I thought it w . . .
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Long Way Down by Haniah
Loved it! Especially the anagrams. Whether Will went with the "revenge", I believe he doesn't go through with it and that is more admirable than killi . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Haniah
As expected, Frances Hardinge managed to wow me with her bone-chilling tales. Makepeace is definitely a character whose shoes I'd like to be in, howev . . .
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Long Way Down by Habiba
Loved it and I think in the end he should've done what he set out to do because who doesn't love a bit of revenge? Had many messages that young people . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Habiba
The book was great but there was too much real life stuff which I really can't enjoy because history is already enough. I still can't vote so I could . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Wahida
It is no surprise that Frances Hardinge's book are loved by most people. Her style of writing easily grips the reader to have a journey with the chara . . .
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Bone Talk by Wahida
I like this book but the beginning was confusing around the bit about 'the Cut'. My favourite characters are Little Luki and Samkad's 'brother'. Samka . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sukhwinder
I really disliked this book as I think it's quite boring because it has a lot of content about history. Plus I didn't quite like the ending and the bo . . .
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Rebound by Sukhwinder
In my opinion, Rebound is quite an emotional book to me as the book has a lot of arresting going on and that side to depression and the love and care . . .
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The Poet X by Sukhwinder
I really loved The Poet X, it was such an amazing book. I was really glad about the way she was capable of expressing her feelings out as some people . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Shabina
I love this book. The writer deals with being angry and being sad but does it in such a way. Beautiful and imaginative and it really captured my imagi . . .
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Bone Talk by Shabina
I really enjoyed reading the the book BONE TALK. It was extremely interesting reading about the different historical time and the different culture. I . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Wahida
This book is quite good and not the kind I expected. My favourite character is Jace. I have seen a Disney movie (I hate it when I cannot remember th . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Wahida
This moving book is quite funny and engaging, it's like being in primary (I feel young again). The book starts off with an unexpected chapter, but I . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Alina
I loved this book as it was very interesting book. I really like the idea of the house moving and I think that is the reason I love this book. It was . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Alina
I did not like this book at all. The only reason I read this book is it about how women got their rights. This is set before and during World War One . . .
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The Poet X by Shabina
This book is written in verse. This shows us the power of spoken poetry. This book has a strong message of for being yourself and finding your own voi . . .
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Long Way Down by Shabina
This book is unlike any book I have read because it is written in verse. This book has discusses the sadness and the anger. This book is not only abou . . .
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The Poet X by Alina
This is a great book, I really enjoyed reading it and if you love poems you will definitively love this book. The amazing thing is this book is about . . .
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The Poet X by Maheswarie
'The Poet X' not only opposes your average book with stanzas instead of chapters, it also shows family issues that teenagers in ethnic minorities face . . .
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The Poet X by Hasinah
I really liked The Poet X and it was a good book to read. However the ending was not one of my favourites. Iím really glad that the character managed . . .
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Long Way Down by Wahida
My favourite book! The story is simple yet not so simple. Itís a modern Christmas Carol. If this book was to be turned into a movie than some bits h . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Wahida
I can understand the concept and the message of this book but I didnít really like it. I felt that it was too long and dragging. We watched a movi . . .
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The Poet X by Wahida
I love this book especially Xiomara (the main character). She represents the mood swings of teenagers and my jealousy toward my siblings. Also her cha . . .
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Long Way Down by Alina
Long Way Down is very interesting and kind of thrilling book.The seven floors represent the seven important people and that was what made me love to r . . .
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How many of the shortlisted books have you read?

None of them
1 or 2
All three that were on the Carnegie Bingo card
4 or more!
 
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone with
 

 
 

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city's tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Wr

 

 

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