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Wally Hall
Sevenoaks, Kent
Group status: We're meeting every week, eating good things as we discuss and debate. So far we have no idea which will be the Walthamstow Hall favourite.



Our group includes 20 students from Years 8, 9 and 10. We are all enthusiastic readers and the group is very engaged with the books. Year 10 students are enthusiastically leading the sessions.

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Natalie
Things a bright girl can do was a really interesting and insightful book. I liked all the characters to different degrees, Teddy and Evelyn being my . . .
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Rebound by Mrs White
A good book. Several issues are covered with credible results. The characters were convincing, interacting with each other and developing the more y . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs White
Whilst a very enjoyable read I did not feel that the ending was entirely satisfactory. Covers several issues whilst explaining the Bontoc tribe, prett . . .
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Long Way Down by Mrs Bretz
Clever concept, well written, interesting use of the clock and the position of the text on the page. Conveys the central theme effectively and succinc . . .
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Bone Talk by Mrs Bretz
Although I liked the concept of this book, I personally found it too brutal and gory which detracted from my enjoyment of the story. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs White
A well written captivating book. Marinka's loneliness truly was sad. A wonderful take on Baba Yaga. I loved the bird, lamb and general storyline cou . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs Bretz
I loved this book - the concept, the detailed historical context and the magical elements. If you are a fan of Philip Pullman's writing in the Northe . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie
I liked this book as it was very sweet and i liked all the characters especially Benjamin. i liked the part when the houses meet up for the bonding of . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Sophie
I did not like this book as i found it childish and a bit weird however this could be because the main character is 2 years younger than me. I though . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Freya
I really liked 'The House with Chicken Legs'. I found it very interesting and a joy to read. The idea of the house being able to move around and being . . .
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Long Way Down by Charlotte
Long Way Down was a nice change of layout, compared to the books I read before it. I liked the start of the book and particularly loved the chapter ti . . .
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The Poet X by Natalie
I really liked the book ‘Poet X’. It was written in a form of Poetry, but I only noticed when the sentences were arranged slightly differently. The au . . .
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Long Way Down by Emma
For me, Long way down was not an enjoyable book. I found the story line confusing and sometimes I had to re read parts because I had zoned out. I also . . .
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Long Way Down by Elizabeth
Long Way Down was an incredibly crafted book that had me captivated right to the very end. I loved its poetic style and how it was laid out. Not only . . .
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Long Way Down by Izzy
I really liked long way down.I thought the story line was really imaginative and creative. and I liked the way it was written. I was a bit wary of the . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Charlotte
I really liked The Land of Neverendings. It was a lovely easy read just before bed. My mind could let loose, but I could also use my imagination. The . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mrs White
A good book. I would have liked to have seen the characters develop a little more. Excellent historical research done. Covers several issues. A go . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mrs White
Wow... I really enjoyed this book. Full of surprises. Not really a fan of fantasy but this is so compelling with a fantastic historical thread. Unab . . .
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The Poet X by Mrs White
A fantastic book. I loved the way that it was written. Not my normal choice of genre. Xiomara is a very likeable and relatable character; the vario . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Izzy, Freya, Elizabeth
Age rating: 8 - 11 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Overall, we thought that while the original idea was lovely and reminiscent of childhood imagination howev . . .
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Bone Talk by Emma
I did not enjoy reading bone talk. The idea of the story was original but it could have been written better ideally with more excitement. This is beca . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Amelia
An amazing book which provided an interesting insight to what it was like for different class divisions during the suffragette movement, it also allow . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ella
'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' was an inspiring book as it encouraged you to stand up for what you believe in and think it is right. It showed you youn . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Theo
I really enjoyed this book because I really like reading books set in wartime. This particular book was from different women's perspectives and it sho . . .
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Long Way Down by Georgie
I liked the concept of the elevator. It made me want to read on and on and find out who we get to meet next. I never wanted to stop reading. The endin . . .
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Crofton Dragon Reading Den
Princes Plain Primary School
Kent,
Poverest
Leesons Primary
Orpington,
 
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp