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Sir Harry Smith Community College
Peterborough,
Group status: Reading...shhh...
A new group... The books have arrived....Happy readers! Only a few have completed the Carnegie Challenge before, so for most this is our first time! We meet once a week in the library to discuss the books and share our thoughts (and sometimes our sweets!). We are hoping for many lively debates in the weeks to come!

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Alex
For the first Carnegie book that I read, I chose 'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' . This book is full of dilemmas from our three main characters, Evelyn, . . .
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Bone Talk by Thomas
Bone talk is an interesting book that has unexpected plot twists all of the way through. The reader presumes that something is going to happen and the . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Emily H
This book is so unpredictable and brilliant. I have never read a book as exciting as this. I followed Makepeace's story with anxiety, happiness an . . .
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Long Way Down by George
A Long Way Down is a book filled with mourning, reunion and above all revenge. You follow a 15 year old boy named William (Will) as he overcomes the ' . . .
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Bone Talk by George
Bone Talk is a historical interpretation about a turbulent war-torn period in the history of the Philippines enlightening the reader about this time i . . .
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The Poet X by Emily H
The Poet X is an easy read about Xiomara's religion and whether or not she will defy her mothers wishes. Some moments in the book are heartbreaking, b . . .
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The Poet X by Anna
I thought this book was really good and really easy to follow as structured like a poem, loved every minute of reading it and is one of the best books . . .
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Long Way Down by Ocean
I loved this book because of how all we get to see is raw emotions. We get to see the main character struggle and fight with his emotions and coping w . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ocean
I absolutely loved this book. I had previously read 'The lie tree' By Frances Hardinge but I just could not get into it so I was quite sceptical about . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ocean
I absolutely loved this book. I had previously read 'The lie tree' By Frances Hardinge but I just could not get into it so I was quite sceptical about . . .
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Rebound by caius
I liked this book a lot because of the way the story is set out and the way it started. I thought that it was a nice touch when he went to DC to see h . . .
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The Poet X by Danny
I really enjoyed reading this book (despite not being able to relate to many of the issues addressed due to who I am). I enjoyed the writing style whi . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Emily H
The Land of Neverendings is story about the hardship of losing an important person in your life, but also about the magical land of imagination: Smock . . .
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Bone Talk by caius
I thought this book incorporated the history of the Bontok really well in the story of a boy in his home town. I thought it was different compared to . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by joshua
I loved this book it has many twists turns and a gripping story I didn't put it down once I absolutely adore the story twisting your expectations its . . .
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Long Way Down by Danny
As I read this I found it a slightly odd read at first, not really seeing any direction in it but as I read on I found that it really provoked my thin . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Karen
A really thought provoking book about loosing someone close to you. I loved the humour and style of writing. . . .
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Stanground Academy
Peterborough,
Hampton College
Peterborough,
Which book will win?

The Land of Neverendings
Poet X
Rebound
A Skinful of Shadows
The House with Chicken Legs
Long Way Down
Bone Talk
Things a bright Girl Can Do
 
Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon are determined to find him. Their quest leads to the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witches fly through frozen skies and scientists are conducting experiments too horrible to speak about.