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Dame Alice Owen's School Library
Potters Bar,
Group status: Our 2018 Carnegie Shadowing Group is part of the Book Club which meets on Friday mornings at Break in the Fiction Library. Break is not very long so Book Club members are allowed to eat in the library during break while discussing books.
A very enthusiastic group of readers from Years 7 to 11. We meet on Fridays, in the library, at break to talk about what we have read. Some of the older shadowers are doing it for the third or fourth year running. We now have a lot of really excellent and thoughtful reviews on our site making it very difficult to choose a star review as they are all so good. Last year (2017) was out best year ever for the number for reviews posted, lets beat it in 2018.

Mrs Compton, Librarian

The Hate U Give by Lauren
The Hate U Give is an amazing book, which is extremely valid and poignant to read in the societies we live in today. It is based around a teenager cal . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Lili
The book was a little strange at times and I didnít really understand it. The language was quite advanced yet the book was quite babyish. Personally I . . .
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Where the World Ends by Jess
This book is about a group of men and boys who go to hunt birds on a small island every summer. This year, they go again, but nobody comes to take the . . .
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Saint Death by Max
Saint death is a beautifully bleak book that left me hooked and thinking throughout the whole book. It is about Arturo, a boy living in Ananpa a drug . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Jess
The vocabulary and imagery used in Wed Wabbit made for a well-written novel, but I found that the storyline often procrastinated. Whenever there was a . . .
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The Hate U Give by Alice
I thought this was a really good book about justice and casual racism, as well as more obvious racism. I really identified with Starr, as she was just . . .
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Release by Freya
I found this book really emotionally strong, as the main character was likeable and you could feel empathy and sympathy for him. It was written with h . . .
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After the Fire by Max
After the fire was an interesting book. It had solid themes and believable and understandable characters however it was a bit dull. What it was tellin . . .
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Release by Oliver
I loved the way this book is written as it feels as if you and the main character are one. Due to this, you experience the emotional rollercoaster fir . . .
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Release by Max
Release is a beautiful book. The characters are lovable and you feel their struggles. It masterfully portrays the dynamic between the main character a . . .
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Wed Wabbit by Emilia
Wed Wabbit is a story about Fidge, whose actions accidentally land her younger sister Minnie in hospital with a broken leg whilst she is stuck in Minn . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Emilia
Beyond the Bright Sea is an amazing book that kept me reading right until the end. It is about a young girl called Crow, who was washed up on an islan . . .
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Title: Monsters of Men
Author: Patrick Ness
Winning Year: 2011

The third and final volume in the "Chaos Walking Trilogy" finds three armies marching on New Prentisstown, each intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle with no chance of escape or, it seems, of stopping the fighting. But