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de Stafford School
Surrey,
Group status: Reading!

Year 7,8 and 9 Carnegie Group

The 'de Stafford School Carnegie Group' is a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students who share a passion for reading. The group analyses and debates each book on its merit. We meet each week to discuss the book we are currently reading, discussing our most favourite current reads.

Dylan and Paige

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Zachary
"Things A Bright Girl Can Do" was a book that was difficult to put down. It follows the stories of three diverse characters, each with different backg . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Zach
This book was written in a very emotive way, and this theme carried out throughout the entire book. Emily's life is rapidly changed when she realises . . .
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Long Way Down by Paige
Long Way Down was an interesting book about a boy wishing to get revenge for his brother's death The book takes place in the time span of a few minute . . .
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The Poet X by Ruby
The Poet X has been one of my favourite books so far and really made me consider and question topics I hadn't thought of differently before. It follow . . .
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Rebound by Gracia
Rebound is an amazing book. It tells the reader how a boy named Charlie was once into basketball but decided to stop because of his father's death. Th . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jessica
The Land Of Never Endings was intriguing, I started reading and could not put the book down until I finished it. It was well written and the plot was . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Angelica
A very well written book with a steady plotline and a good theme. It was one of my favourites and I will be looking for other books by the author, as . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Jessica
Things a Bright Girl Can Do was a brilliant book describing life as a suffragette, suffragist or even a normal woman before and during the war, and th . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Paige
The House with Chicken Legs is an interesting book that kept me reading for hours, the story was interesting and shows how people who are different fr . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Jessica
A Skinful of Shadows is one of my favourite Carnegie books so far, you don't want to stop reading as there are so many excellent plot twists. It is al . . .
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The Poet X by Kali
The book 'The Poet X' is the story of a girl who thinks there is more to life than going to church and following the path her mother set her. From the . . .
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Bone Talk by Gracia
Bone Talk is a very well written book. Candy Gourlay worked very hard on this book and included things such as metaphors, repetition, similes etc. The . . .
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Rebound by Ruby
Rebound is a book about a boy, Charlie, growing as a person and moving on after the death of his father. The book creates an experience where you can . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Dylan
"The House with Chicken Legs" in my opinion, was not a very intriguing book. It began off not really explaining who this character was and how she cam . . .
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Rebound by Jessica
"Rebound" is a really good book about a boy's life, he has a sad background having watched his dad die. He gets in trouble and has to live with his gr . . .
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Long Way Down by Zachary
"Long Way Down" was a very clever book. The entire story is set over one or two minutes, but to Will, the main character, and to you it feels as thoug . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Paige
The Land of Neverendings is an interesting book that takes the reader back to the character's childhood. It makes the viewer possibly remember their o . . .
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Rebound by Izzabella
I thought this book was absolutely outstanding, Charlie is an intriguing character and a lot of people can relate to the themes of peer-pressure and ' . . .
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Long Way Down by Gracia
This book is very good and clever in my opinion. The book is mainly based on something that is only happening in the character's consciousness within . . .
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The Poet X by Paige
The Poet X was a very interesting book, especially the way the book is written, it's simple to understand. The book explains the harsh struggles of th . . .
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The Poet X by Katie
I really enjoyed reading the book The Poet X as the structure and form was like that of a free verse poem and deciphered the emotion of the Character . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Angelica
The House with Chicken Legs was an emotional roller coaster, able to portray various moods and excellently written. It is clear how hard Sophie Anders . . .
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Long Way Down by Jessica
Long way down was a good book, it made me want to keep reading beacuse I wanted to know if he killed his brothers killer. Also all the people in the . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Millie
A Skinful of Shadows is an excellent and thrilling book about a girl called Makepeace and her life. It is set in the 1600s (17th Century) and It Inclu . . .
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Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .