Book Group Blog

Current Books: The Mapmaker's Race by Eirlys Hunter and Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


Being in a Book Group

by Stella aged 10

What I love most about Book Group is that you read books you don't normally read and then you can chat about them with kids out of school you haven't met before. I like this because it means that you have friends to talk with and good books to read. Also, because we meet every other week, you have plenty of time to finish the book that is chosen. We also play book related games and when they get boring we invent better ones which are far more interesting. When we have to choose a book, everyone bar one person picks a book from the shelf. The person who hasn't done this chooses a book out of the chosen ones. We usually all read this book. If there are disagreements then we choose two books and everyone picks one of them to read. Also, we have biscuits to eat while chatting about books. Everyone is welcome and we are always very happy when someone joins.

Book Group Review: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Harding


by Stella aged 10

A Skinful of Shadows was one of our book group books. I think it was different to what we normally read because we don't choose ghost stories that much. Whe I left I was reading it on the bus home and when I got home I just sat on my bed reading it for ages. I couldn't put it down! The story was about a girl called Makepeace who was brought up by Puritans in the Civil War between King Charles and Parliament. She was sent to live with her ancestors, the ancient Fellmotes who lived in a huge stately home and considered themselves extremely noble. As a servant in the house, Makepeace soon discovered the powerful family had a dark secret. This book was really gripping and had loads of twists. It was also deliciously creepy. I would totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys mystery stories and ghost stories. 

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