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Haverstock School
London,
Group status: Our avid readers range from Y7 students right through to Y10. We have all been passionately reading and discussing the books and we think it will be a tough decision to choose our favourite!



We meet every Thursday to discuss the books. This is our 13th year shadowing the Carnegie. Watch this space for more information about our enthusiastic reading group. We will be reporting back very soon.

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Long Way Down by David
A Review of… Long way down By: David Buck-Smith Set in the ravaging ganglands of Los Angeles, Long Way Down follows an all too familiar storyline . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Frederick
!!!!!!!!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!!!!! Book: The House With Chicken Legs Author: Sophie Anderson Review by: Frederick Leake Story . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by David (8S)
Based on the ancient tales of Baba Yaga, The House with Chicken Legs gives a fun but modern-day relevant twist to the Slavic fairy-tale. According to . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Lillie
Title: Things a bright girl can do Author: Sally Nicholls Genre: Adventure This book was about the Suffragette movement and three brave girls and w . . .
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The Poet X by Lillie
Title: The Poet X Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: Romance This book is about a girl who loves poetry and uses it to express her feelings for her f . . .
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Rebound by Lillie
Title: Rebound Author: Kwame Alexander Genre: Sport This book is about a boy discovering his love for basketball and his journey of discovering so. . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Lillie
Title: The land of never endings Author: Kate Saunders Genre: Fantasy This book is about a girl and some toys coming alive and about them trying to . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Lillie
Title: A Skinful of Shadows Author: Frances Hardinge Genre: Fantasy This book is about a family who can hold ghosts inside them and about a girl’s . . .
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Rebound by Tyler Walker ( 7R )
Rebound is a book about a boy called Charlie Bell who likes comics. When family problems happen, Charlie is sent to his grandparents and meets his cou . . .
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Rebound by Emma
I found Rebound AMAZING! I don't really like basketball but Rebound had an excellent story and use of words. Kwame Alexander, has also used superheroe . . .
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The Poet X by Emma
Honestly, I didn't enjoy this book. The main reason is that the words used made me feel unpleasant...and that was the first few pages! However, the st . . .
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Bone Talk by Lillie
Title: Bone talk Author: Candy Gourlay Genre: Adventure This book was about a boy on his journey to becoming a man. It is based in the Philippines . . .
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Long Way Down by Tyler Walker ( 7R )
Long way down is a book that has sort of a view of all modern day mindless stabbings and murders. The main character called Will has had his big broth . . .
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Long Way Down by Lillie
Title: Long way down Author: Jason Reynolds Genre: Crime This book was about a boy trying to get revenge on the death of his brother. My favourite . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Lillie
Book: The house with chicken legs Author: Sophie Anderson Genre: Adventure and Fantasy This book was about a girl who lived in a house with chicken . . .
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Bone Talk by Tyler Walker ( 7R )
Bone talk is a very interesting book about the tribes of the Philippines when the Americans took over. The protagonist is a boy called Samkad who wish . . .
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Long Way Down by Emma
Fifteen-year-old Will has shoved a gun in the back waistband of his jeans because his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No cr . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Emma
This book was about Emily. A girl who lost her sister and sees toys coming to life and the barrier between the toy world and real world has broken. Em . . .
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Long Way Down by James 8s
Long way down tells the story of a fifteen year old boy called William whose brother was shot the other day. William is determined to avenge his broth . . .
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The Poet X by Bernardo
Book: The Land of Neverendings Author: Kate Saunders This magical book is about a girl that has just lost her older sister. Now things from the worl . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Mirain
This book follows several girls' point of view of the build-up and middle of WWI. It is quite a difficult read, but it is worth it as you learn about . . .
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The Poet X by James.C
This book was about a teenage girl called Xiomora who was in a very religious family who forbid her to find the love of her life. She loved a boy but . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Mirain
A girl called Makepeace runs from her family as she realises the danger her powers give her. I liked this book because it was dark and tense many time . . .
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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
 

 
 

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, by this time a persistent friend ha . .