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The Elmgreen School
Group status: We are a group of avid readers from The Elmgreen School who meet each Thursday during lunch. While munching our sandwiches we are enjoying working our way through the shortlist and having lively discussions about who we think should win. The human right

The Elmgreen Shadowing Group

We are a group of avid readers from The Elmgreen School who meet each Thursday during lunch to share ideas and opinions on the shortlisted books. That’s when we get cake!

Ms McKeone

Saint Death by Raphy
Saint death is a very emotional and sad story of a young man who is attempting to raise $1000 to save his brother. However simple this story may seem, . . .
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Beyond the Bright Sea by Norah
I really liked this book, however at the beginning it was a little slow.It describes how Crow (the main character)is curious about her life on the isl . . .
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The Hate U Give by Salma
The Hate U Give is a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas. It is an inspirational book that focuses on cultural, racial and sexual problems for . . .
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The Hate U Give by Maria
The Hate U give by Angie Thomas, is honestly such a brilliant book. As this book sheds a light on gun-violence in such a candid way and addresses the . . .
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After the Fire by Raphy
After the fire is an incredible, gripping novel about a girl who grew up in a mind controlling cult. One of the main reasons I liked it is because it . . .
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Where the World Ends by Pearl
where the world ends, a powerful true story on love death and survival. A must read . . .
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After the Fire by Iris
After The Fire is an amazing and unique novel that follows the story of seventeen year old Moonbeam, and tells us how her life is changed drastically . . .
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Wed Wabbit by emily
While I enjoyed this book I did think it was for younger children. I thought that the writing was really good but it wasn't hilarious. It did deal wit . . .
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After the Fire by Sylvie
After the fire is an incredible story of a girl called Moonbeam. Ever since she was five she was part of 'the lords legion' a cult run by Father John . . .
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Release by Emily
While I enjoyed Release I did feel that areas of it could have been improved. Firstly, while I did enjoy the cross overs between the real world and im . . .
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After the Fire by Tess
After the fire is about a religious cult based on an actual cult in Texas. I really enjoyed this book it goes from past to present as you gradually fi . . .
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After the Fire by Mei Lan
After the Fire has high suspense and good pacing, as the book is set in chapters 'Before' and 'After' the fire, as the heroine, Moonbeam slowly tells . . .
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Release by Mya Luna
The book Release is about a boy called Adam Thorn who lives in a small town with his extremely religious family. At times Adam can feel lost and lonel . . .
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Eardley primary Schol
Team ISA
SCHS Book Club
I would never leave home without...

My mobile phone
13% (6 votes)

A good book
6% (3 votes)

Walking the dog
2% (1 vote)

Going to the loo
9% (4 votes)

Switching my computer off
2% (1 vote)

Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of


Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Creative Writing at Belhaven University, where she was one of the only black students – a theme visited in The Hate U Give, her debut novel, which is currentl . . .