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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a knockout competition between 16 of the best books for young adult readers. The judges are members of school staff who read two contenders and choose one to go through to the next round.

Follow the Bookshuffler's Blog for full Battle of the Books updates as they happen. This is where the judges reviews can be found and lots more book talk too!

 Even if your favourite is knocked out you have the have to bring one book back from the dead in the final round.

Round 1

Group A

The Absolutist by John Boyne (2011)

V

The Act of Love by Alan Gibbons (2011)

Group B

Akata Witch by Nedi Okorafor

V

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje (2011)

Group C

A Dance of Ghosts by Kevin Brooks (2011)

V

Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher (2011)

Group D

Fishtailing by Wendy Philips (2010)

V

In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (2011)

Group E

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet (2011)

V

Nothing by Janne Teller (2010)

Group F

Pigeon English by Stephen Kellman (2011)

V

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (2011)

Group G

Swim the Fly by Don Calame (2011)

V

A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux (2010)

Group H

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean: Telt by Hisself by David Almond (2011)

V

What We Keep Is Not Always what will Stay by Amanda Cockerell (2011)

8th March

Round 2

Match A

The Act of Love by Alan Gibbons (2011)

V

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje (2011)

Match B

Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher (2011)

V

Fishtailing by Wendy Philips (2010)

Match C

Nothing by Janne Teller (2010)

V

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (2011)

Match D

Swim the Fly by Don Calame (2011)

V

What We Keep Is Not Always what will Stay by Amanda Cockerell (2011)

29th March

Round 3

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje (2011)

V

Fishtailing by Wendy Philips (2010)

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (2011)

V

What We Keep Is Not Always what will Stay by Amanda Cockerell (2011)

19th April

Round 4

Fishtailing by Wendy Philips (2010)

V

What We Keep Is Not Always what will Stay by Amanda Cockerell (2011)

V

Nothing by Janne Teller (2010) [Book back from the DEAD]

Winner

Fishtailing by Wendy Philips (2010)