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The Door of No Return
I really enjoyed this book. It was really powerful and I really felt frustrated for Kofi as he struggles to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood and he struggles to find his place in the world.

Mrs C

Crossing the Line
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved it because of the intense feeling of suspense and ambience throughout the narrative. I also enjoyed reading this book because it is written in free-verse. I think this book is a very poignant and effective way of spreading awareness about County Lines. It has opened my eyes to the awful dangers faced by young people and others who have been involved in the far-reaching tentacles of modern drug dealing. I think this book is a strong contender of the Carnegie Medal.

Kitty

Choose Love
At first, you could dismiss this book as childish. But through a collection of captivating illustrations and poignant words, the book had me hooked from the first poem. "Choose Love" is a hardback book. It's a collection of 13 poems written about refugees forced to flee their homes. My particular favourite was the poem "Not lost". The poem tells the story of a young boy and the loss of his mother. It moved me to tears. I can honestly say this is one of the best books I have ever read.

Noah B

Crossing the Line
This was a very interesting read. It's not the type of book I would usually read, but I found it a book I would read again. It was quite hard going topics, and quite sad in places. But I thought it was also sweet and funny. I really think this could win. I liked to poems, they added a lot to the story. The book made me think. I think it was sad as well as frightening in some places. The book was brutally honest and eye opening. I will definitely read Fisher's other books now.

Grace

Steady for This
This book took me a while to get into, but once I got past the middle of the book I did enjoy the story. I found the style it was written in hard to read.

Mrs C

Crossing the Line
An incredible book. Moving, gripping, thought provoking. I think this is an early contender for the medal. One for older/more mature readers

Mrs C

Crossing the Line
I think this book will win the award, it was a gripping tale where Erik had to make a choice whether to stay poor or get involved in drug dealing, violence and trap houses. This book shows that whatever lies you tell, the truth will eventually win. This book was brilliant, I recommend to any older reader.

Ben

Choose Love
A stunning book of poems, incredibly moving.

Mrs C