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St Catherines Catholic School
Kent,
Group status: Shadowers Choice Awards

STC Carnegie Shadowing Group 2019

Thursday during break time we meet to discuss the books we are reading. We are very lucky to have a fantastic public library service in Bexley who have organised an event celebrating the Carnegie every year since 2002. St Catherine's is very proud and pleased to have attended every event organised by Bexley Libraries.


The House with Chicken Legs by Eri
Surprisingly the book was not bad. I liked the fact that it was relatable to moving around in reality. However I thought the choices Marinka made was . . .
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Bone Talk by Eri
I thought this book was illustrated in perfect detail. I liked the book because it talked about many cultures and it was well informed. To me this boo . . .
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Rebound by Eri
I loved this book! This is because it was something that surprised me. From the cover you can tell that it is about basketball but some could argue it . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Eri
I think this book is great for someone who loves fantasy. This book was easy to read and would be appealing to young readers. I liked the structure of . . .
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Bone Talk by Lakhi
The second book I read for the Carnegie was Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay and I have to admit I liked it more than I thought I might. Historical fiction . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lakhi
Marinka and her grandmother live a nomadic life in a magical house who walks and even runs around with its chicken legs. Marinka must fix the creepy h . . .
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Bone Talk by Georgia
I enjoyed it but it was kind of gory. It is also quite sad and I was almost in tears at some points. I was gripped by the story and found it hard to p . . .
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The Poet X by Mary
Wow, this book was both emotional and motivational. It showed a great contrast between empowering women and empowering young people to speak out. . . .
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Rebound by Megan
This book was awful, I was poorly written and the thing I hated most was it went into comic every now and again but the comic was bad. The story line . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Megan
This book was just amazing, when I finished the book all I could say was WOW. It was well written and gripped me from the first line. I loved the stor . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Temitope
I really enjoyed reading this book since it is about feminism. I would recommend this book to people over the age of 11+ because it might have some wo . . .
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Long Way Down by Temitope
I personally did not like this book due to the fact that it is not written like a normal book. It is written like poetry but it isn't actually poetry. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Ornetta
I am disappointed to say that this book was the last one I had to read in this shadowing, and I did not like it, at all. For me, it was boring from st . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by VIRGINIA
The book is brimming with real magic and wonder and beauty and heart, and I loved it SO MUCH. Marinka's aching loneliness broke my heart in the beginn . . .
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The Poet X by VIRGINIA
I loved this book. I laughed and started tearing up at points. However, the ending was horribly rushed for me and that disappointed me. I wanted so mu . . .
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The Poet X by Mary A
Poet X is lyrical, deep and meaningful. I loved the way this book was written. It had a fantastic flow, the poetry was poignant, and Xiomar voice and . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Temitope
I think The Land of Neverendings was an outstanding book. I really like the way the author mixes imagination with reality. My favourite part was when . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Mary
When I first got into the book I didn't really understand the language but as I got deeper I just got used to it. The book gives a deeper understandin . . .
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Long Way Down by Matylda
I didn’t really like this book. Having read Poet X before, I had high expectations for this book, but it disappointed me. The scene was an elevator an . . .
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The Poet X by Matylda
The Poet X is, for a poem, really good. I've never really liked poetry books and preferred longer books but the Poet X was a really good book and natu . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Matylda
I think this book was very mature and interesting. Now that I have read this book, I'm quite interested about how other soldiers felt in the war. It i . . .
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Long Way Down by Ayo
I really enjoined the book it really touched me so much that I almost cried. . . .
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Rebound by Ornetta
This was a book which I never thought I would like. But as I said, like not love. It’s really interesting but to me, you don't really understand the p . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Ornetta
This. Book. Was. Beautiful. Beautiful in imagination, language, almost everything. I support this book 100% for the Carnegie because it is imaginative . . .
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Long Way Down by Mary A
The book was so so emotional and brutal and just wow. I'm kind of torn with what to think though because I didn't really understand the ending?! I rea . . .
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Long Way Down by Mary
The long way down does not only drag you in by the story but by the idea behind the book. I can not only tell the moral straight away but also the mea . . .
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Rebound by Mary
Rebound is extremely pleasing not only because it engrossed me but because it started off with something to think about. This book is not only about a . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Georgia
This was such an inspiring book. It shows us how determined these women were to get the vote they risked their lives. They could have died going on th . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by TEMITOPE
The house with chicken legs must have been the best book I have ever read it was extraordinary. My favourite part was when the other Yaga was telling . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Megan
This book was absolutely stunning! I loved every part of it. At one point I could sense something big coming, and when it happened I was so shocked! S . . .
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Bone Talk by Ornetta
- I hadn't finished. And Samkad goes with his father who he looks up to. I found the plot predictable but nicely written so it possibly could have th . . .
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Bone Talk by Ornetta
Honestly, I have never liked these types of books with Greek Gods and those things, and this book did not change my mind about it. It just confirmed i . . .
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The Poet X by Ornetta
I generally love poetry, including the emotive and strong language filled ones. An exceptional example would be this book which is good for the young . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eri
At first when I found out this book was about suffragettes I really didn't want to read a history book but now I believe this one of the best books I' . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Eri
I found this book interesting because the subject is not really what you expect to read especially when it was dated in the English Civil War. I think . . .
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Long Way Down by Georgia
I read a long way down and unlike my peers I was not grabbed by it. It was definitely not my favourite of the books. It is very repetitive/predictable . . .
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Long Way Down by Ornetta
This was an actually exquisite book which truly talks about the mind and the expectations even in a bloodline. Even the blurb was luring as I read it . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ornetta
I think this book SHOULD have a GOOD CHANCE of winning because it really surprised me as I read the book. It is written extremely beautifully and had . . .
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The Poet X by Temitope
The Poet X is a spectacular but interesting book, the main characters are Xiomara, her mother, father, twin and Aman (her boyfriend). Xiomara writes p . . .
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The Poet X by Megan
Absolutely stunning, the most amazing book I have ever read! I loved every page and the whole plot! It was well written, including the characters. The . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Ornetta
I don't believe this book should win and I personally am not enjoying it. Out of the 419 pages, I have forced myself to read 149 but cannot go on beca . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Megan
This book was absolutely stunning! I loved every part of it. At one point I could sense something big coming, and when it happened I was so shocked! S . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Elizabeth
I really liked this book as it showed Marinka's longing for a friend. It talks about emotions which get to you. I also liked that the tale was of Russ . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Matylda
This book was, along with the other two, an amazing read. I loved the way it was so truthful and yet so magical. Marinka and Baba Yaga are amazing and . . .
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The Poet X by Eri
I enjoy the book because it speaks about things that teenagers are able to understand properly. The cover of the book gives a positive feeling and it . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Matylda
“A skinful of shadows” is my second shortlisted book and was also a breath-taking. I love dramatic books and books about possession, and this was perf . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Matylda
I think that “The land of neverendings” was a really good book, it caught my imagination and interest. As this was my first shortlisted book, I think . . .
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Long Way Down by Eri
I really enjoyed the book because it portrays the essences of the title when Will goes down in a lift. I recommend the book to those who like cliff ha . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Megan
At first I didn't like the book at all, but then I got a little bit further in and started to enjoy it a little more. I felt that it took too long for . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Georgia
“The land of neverendings” was about the magic leaking from the magical land of Smockeroon and all the humans were starting to notice it. Emily was tr . . .
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Long Way Down by Darcy
I love this book! It’s written by Jason Reynolds so he could make a book that appeals to boys who think reading is boring but really ANYONE can read i . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Georgia
I think that the house with chicken legs was amazing. It really pulled me in and I could not put it down. My favourite part was when she found out she . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
This book I found very interesting, it was a big book but written very well. I thought that because there was three stories going on at once that it h . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
This book I found very interesting and it was a big book but written very well. I thought that because there was three stories going on at once that i . . .
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Long Way Down by Megan
I REALLY enjoyed Long Way Down because it drew me in from the first page and wouldn't let me put it down until the last. I found it very well writ . . .
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Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Winning Year: 2010

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, would be a completely normal boy if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts. For it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, a danger that has already killed Bod's family.
 

 
 

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. His debut n . .