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Danesfield Church of England School
Taunton,
Group status: Actively reading and enjoying the books.

Team 2019

We are a group of thirteen pupils already really enjoying this year's shortlisted Carnegie titles.

TBC

Long Way Down by Dan
This is a very dark book but never strays too far from the point. A story of revenge after the death of Will's brother, Shawn. He has a feeling he kno . . .
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Rebound by Abi J
A nice book. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this at first, as I thought it would just be one of those books for sports fanatics, and I'm not kee . . .
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Long Way Down by Evie
I really really REALLY enjoyed reading this book. The blurb was very brief, but powerful enough for me to want to pick it up and want to read it. I lo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Daniel
A very gripping book about a young girl whose life is connected to a house that constantly moves. All she wants to do is make friends with the living . . .
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The Poet X by Daniel
An emotional story about a 16 year old girl that falls in love with poetry and soon gets into a secret relationship, not telling her mum. He family ar . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Evie
I picked this book up and thought I would really enjoy it. I did, but it took me quite a while to get into it and understand what was going on. I like . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Hope
Loved this book. Amazing! Love the whole theme of it. Love that it seems like a childish book because there are toys on the cover and its about toys b . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Hope
I liked this book, it was good. I'd recommend it to my friends and family. You should definitely read it. . . .
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Rebound by Abigail
Rebound was a very easy book to read due to the poem-like structure, much like Poet X and Long way down. I like the way the author wrote it and hid a . . .
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Long Way Down by Abigail
I enjoyed 'Long way down' due to the way it was beautifully written. It was dark, mysterious and emotional and I found the book hard to put down as it . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Abigail
The book 'Things a bright girl can do' is historic and educational. Instead of the story coming from a masculine point of view it tells the reader abo . . .
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Long Way Down by Jess
Iím not a big fan of this book I would have liked it more if it was more outside the elevator than in. I would still recommend it to all of my friends . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Abi
A wonderful book about imagination and the loss of people we love. I think that this is a really lovely idea, a land were children and their most belo . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Abi
Not being my usual taste in books, I was surprised that I enjoyed this one. I have to say, I really didn't like Marinka at some points, as she seemed . . .
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Bone Talk by HOPE
This is a good book but personally I hated it. On that basis I wouldn't really recommend it. . . .
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Rebound by Jess
The book Rebound is better than I expected and I was surprised to find that I liked it in the end. Don't be put off by the name of this book. I would . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Dan
I love this author - all of her books are very adventurous and enjoyable. The Land of Neverendings is no exception. When Emily's sister, Holly dies . . .
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Bone Talk by Dan
The story follows Samkad on his quest to become a man but he is worried about the 'cut'. Life changes when he and his best friend Luki's friendship is . . .
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The Poet X by Jess
This was one of the best books I have ever read. The writer really makes you feel sympathy towards X and makes me realise how lucky I am to have a lif . . .
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Rebound by Hope
I love this book so much, so far it has been my favourite. I would recommend this to my friends and family any day. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Arabella
I liked the house with chicken legs as it was full of adventures, crossing between two worlds and a big secret. I didn't understand it at the beginnin . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Abigail
I found The Land of Neverendings a very moving book. It was full of adventure and excitement as the world of imagination and toys leak into the human . . .
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Long Way Down by Bella
Very profound and detailed. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like a dark read. . . .
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The Poet X by Bella
The book was amazing! Very detailed and very inspiring when it comes to finding your own voice. . . .
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Rebound by Thomas
Rebound was a very good book and very interesting but it was hard to read because the words only went half way across the page. Otherwise it was a ver . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Evie
The main idea of the story was very creative and it is quite different to any other book you might read. At first I found it slightly hard to get into . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Hope
A Skinful of Shadows is a good book but I don't really like it. . . .
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Long Way Down by Hope
I loved Long Way Down. I loved the whole book. I loved that it is in verse and I loved what it is about. I would recommend it to my friends and family . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jess
I enjoyed this book so much,I would recommend it to all of my friends and family. If you donít want a spoiler don't read anymore! I find this is a ver . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Evie
I loved the imagination that was put into this story. It was very cleverly written and I enjoyed every single page. It made me feel a mix of emotions, . . .
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The Poet X by Abi
This was one of the best books I have ever read! The character, Xiomara, was so relatable even though her background is nothing like mine. I love that . . .
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The Poet X by Hope
I think this is a great book. It's very deep and I would recommend it to my friends. To begin with it didn't seem like my cup of tea but I grew to lov . . .
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Inbetween the Lines
Taunton, Somerset
 
Which is your favourite book so far?

The Poet X
25% (4 votes)

Things A Bright Girl Can Do
6% (1 vote)

 
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written many books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched, Magicalami . .

 

 

Minehead Middle School

West Somerset College