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Thomas Deacon Academy
Peterborough, Camb
Group status: we like reading :P PUFC



we are a group of year 8's and 9's who love reading. Our members are Rose, who loves music, especially Paramore. Amélie who also loves music, her favourite bands are Muse and MCR, and also thinks she's a badger. Rita, who like Amélie is completely mental. Hannah, who also likes Paramore. Jack, who always makes us lose the game. Ashley, who is a football loving yeti. Masooma, very smart and quiet, but fun. Natasha, who reads 24/7. Zainab, another quiet member, but hilarious. And last but a long way from least Amina, who completes the trio of quiet people!

Hollie

The Land of Neverendings by Ms. M!
A 'useful' book about grief for younger readers. nonsensical stuff happens in the land of neverendings, where too much time was spent, I was more . . .
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Long Way Down by Ms. M!
My winner. I read it in under an hour as it is a quick read in poetry form. Are you coming? coming where? with them - so does he get revenge and the c . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ms. M1
Hooray, just what we need at this time another book jumping on the suffragette bandwagon, and hey, lets throw in some LGBTQ+ elements to hit that 'cur . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ms. M!
Another Franxes Hardinge classic, and you'll either like her style of writing or you won't. An acquired taste which I don't mind dipping into occasion . . .
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Bone Talk by Ms. M!
One of the better books on this years' list. But despite its' heavy context the story was too light-weight to have any empathy responses. had these be . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ms. M!
I'm a fan of Fairy Tales so was aware of the Russian one about Baba Yaga, so I thought that this was an interesting take on the tale from another pers . . .
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Rebound by Ms M!
I am not a fan of sport books, and whilst this was about more than just sport, there was just a touch too much for me to really care about what was ha . . .
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The Poet X by Ms. M!
What? Another poetry book? The novelty is really wearing off. a book about a poet discovering herself though her poetry written in poetry form, ho . . .
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Long Way Down by Jacob
in first place I have chosen long way down because out of the two books I have read, it was the more interesting and gripping read of the two. althoug . . .
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Long Way Down by David
From my point of view, it is the best book because it is a very interesting read and its very relevant and up to date with the things that are happeni . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Saher
This book was interesting, but a little confusing as it was constantly changing between viewpoints and stories, between Nell, May and Evelyn. The stor . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by ghulaam
the story is very interesting with the constant plot twists as marinka goes on with her journey to escape her destimy of being a guardian. It brings a . . .
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Rebound by Saifullah
the story is very compelling and has a very interesting start that makes you want to read until the end . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jimmy
This is a great book for younger readers. It is very gripping and exciting. Even though it is probably in the market for eight to ten year olds, I enj . . .
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Rebound by Mohammed
Rebound is a very good book. I personally enjoyed this book very much because it was interesting and entertaining. This book had me on the edge of my . . .
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Long Way Down by Aleesha
I believe that this book deserves the CILIP Carnegie award. The beginning throws you straight into the action and doesn't delay it like most novels. E . . .
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Long Way Down by aqsa
this is the best book I have read out of all of these because it was simple and easy to read and also had a good storyline. The only part which I don' . . .
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Long Way Down by Saher
I believe that this book is deserving of praise and the CILIP Carnegie award. The free verse style/structure was good in portraying the deeper emotion . . .
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Rebound by maja
I had enjoyed this book as it showed a boy upset and in grief overcoming the death of his father and finding hope and happiness. It shows how life isn . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Aqsa
This book was a bit boring at first as the storyline was not progressing but when it picked up it was interesting. I like how it was based on historic . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Maria
I really enjoyed this book and liked the LGBTQ+ type of relationship between May and Nell, as it shows what happened with these relationships In the 1 . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by maja
I did not enjoy the book as I found it was boring and not enjoyable at all for me . The ending was displeasing as it wasn't interesting and was just t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Erin
This book is very interesting. The author has done very well in making the reader feel connected to the characters. The tragedies that affect Nell, Ev . . .
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Bone Talk by Ula
I think that the book is a very good representation of what the Philippines would of looked/seemed like back in the day. Also, I think that the author . . .
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Rebound by Jimmy
Rebound is an amazing book in my opinion. It tells a story of a fatherless boy who just lives with his mum. As a result of the emotional roller-coaste . . .
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Rebound by Saher
Rebound is a very good book. It's written in a free verse format, and is very compelling, despite how the cover looks. The title 'Rebound' is a metaph . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by alex
[slight spoilers, but not really if you read the blurb] A great supernatural book about hiding many secrets, to even your closest companions. set . . .
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Rebound by lukemann
rebound is an amazing book which includes problems of real life and is very relatable. all the characters have an interesting emotions and is really g . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Vanila
I really loved this book! It's childish but in a way it's also very captivating. The author has this way of using childish imagination become somethin . . .
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Bone Talk by Ghulaam
I really liked the book bone talk as it was like an adventure into the past where the people work with one another but their life changes. It is inter . . .
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Long Way Down by Saifullah
I really enjoyed this book because the story is very compelling and interesting. Although I do not understand the ending it is still a good book. . . .
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the King's School, Peterborough
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Bangers and Mash
Rainbow
The Hardone
Fruit Machine
Transformers
Bookworms
 
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju