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Carnegie Medal Shortlist: Part One

Posted by JustNotNormal from Cardiff - Published on 03/04/2013 at 16:03
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The Carnegie Medal is an annual children's book award and I have been reading the shortlist.

I can't review all of the books yet, because I haven't read them all, but as soon as I have read them I'll do the rest.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
This book is basically a series of short stories that link up at the end. I really enjoyed it, but it was quite confusing until the end. If you are reading this and are confused, just keep going because all is revealed at the end.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (December 2012's Reading Power Book Club choice)
This book is about a boy who has a very different face. It is about him starting school for the first time, and doesn't exactly have a story, but it is really sad, inspiring and I would definitely recommend it.

A Boy And A Bear In A Boat by Dave Shelton
I don't need to explain this book as the title says it all. I thought it would be a bit childish, and it kind of was, but I still enjoyed it and laughed a lot.

A Greyhound Of A Girl by Roddy Doyle
A different kind of ghost story. A girl meets the ghost of her great-grandmother who wants to meet her daughter (the girl's grandmother) who is very old and in hospital. I did enjoy this book, but it was quite short.

I am currently reading the others so part two will be here soon (probably)!

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