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Lady Hawkins School
Kington, Herefordshire
Group status: 6 members of Year 7 and 9 are reading the 8 books. Most of the group are now on their third or fourth book and we are meeting weekly to discuss what we like or dislike about the books.
We are a group of Year 7 and Year 9 pupils who like reading. Some of us shadowed the short list last year and enjoyed it so much that we were keen to do it again.

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