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St Helen and St Katharine
Group status: We are all reading and reviewing..


We meet at the start of every Monday lunchtime to discuss what we have been reading and to swap our books. We are all looking forward to the first Abingdon area Carnegie event of this year which will be the Tea which is going to be at John Mason School. We will meet Carnegie Shadowers from the other secondary schools in the town and eat cakes!

Mrs Gray

The Poet X by Poppy
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple Xiomara lives in Dominica, the Caribbean, raised in a strict, religious . . .
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Bone Talk by Poppy
Samkad is a boy desperate to prove himself and become a man. Luki is Samkad’s friend also wanting to prove herself but that is not possible as she is . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eleanor
Things a Bright Girl Can Do is a fabulous read, particularly because the three intertwined storylines are extremely contrasting; the points of view of . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Iona
The Land of Neverendings is a funny, moving book. It is about toys coming to life after the door between the ‘Hard World’ and Smockeroon. The reason i . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Kya
The House With Chicken legs is a very fast paced fairy tale based on Slavic folk tales. Marika is the heroine of the story along with Baba Yaga, their . . .
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Bone Talk by Annie
Bone Talk is a book that is set a hundred years ago in the Philippines. It is about a boy called Samkad who wants to become a man and get his own shie . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Iona
I really enjoyed reading this book. Both the plot and characters were believable. All of the characters had different beliefs, from peace-loving May a . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Honey
‘Marinka dreams of a normal life’ but living in a house with chicken legs, a normal life isn’t going to be easy to find. Every evening Marinka and her . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Abi
I specifically chose this book for my first read as I believed it to be the one from the reading list which looked the least appealing. This would not . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lucy
In a time when ghosts can seek refuge in people’s bodies, Makepeace is a scared girl, all alone. She is told that the ghosts are evil, but one day a t . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Poppy
Makepeace lives with her mother at her aunt and uncle’s house with her mum who will tell her nothing about her mysterious father. But she has inherite . . .
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Bone Talk by Maisie
I found Bone Talk a gripping coming of age book. From Mister William to Samkad to Little Luki, all the characters were really relatable and therefore . . .
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Bone Talk by Kya
I would not usually chose a book like Bone Talk as the synopsis did not appear to be that interesting. How wrong could I be! This was a very fast pace . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Maisie
I really enjoyed The House With Chicken Legs, even though it’s not the sort of book I would normally choose to read. After reading The House With Chic . . .
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European School Culham
Culham, OXON.
Fitzharrys Shadows
Sutton Courtenay
Sutton Courtenay, Oxon
Larkmead Secondary School
Where are you most likely to be found reading a book?

School bus
In bed
School library
In the garden
In the bath
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