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Noah Barleywater Runs Away

Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne

So far we have received 20 reviews of Noah Barleywater Runs Away. You can read them below.

Keavey from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

In this story, Noah runs away from home. He starts walking
through the woods, but these are not normal woods because he
bumps into a talking tree. He was quite adventurous.

I didn't read all of the book, I stopped reading as I thought
it was getting a little bit boring.

This book would be better for younger kids and I think they
would think it is interesting.

Marks out of 10: 5

Isobel from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book was really weird. At one point it says in a newspaper
in the book that a tree was in hospital and that the next 24
hours will be causal to its survival! Its really weird.

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

in this novel, noah runs away from home. he starts his
adventure by walking thrugh th woods but theses are no normal
woods. i really couldnt get in to this book i kept having to
take breaks because it want that appealing to me. this book is
perfect for the younger audience.

Marks out of 10: 5

ashleigh from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

My favourite charater was Jilly Cheeter because she is a werid
child. Also it is a funny and adventurous book. it was really
funny it made me laugh my socks off and im not one for humour.

Marks out of 10: 10

Kalli from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

Noah Barleywater runs away and finds 2 villges 1with a crazy
old man what else can go wrong...

Marks out of 10: 9

Alyssa from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

This book is funny and adventurous because Noah Barley Runs
Away from home,and he runs into the woods and bumps into a
talking tree. I would also say this is a gentle book.
THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC

Marks out of 10: 9

Alyssa from Year 6, St Peter's Catholic Primary School:

Noah Barley Runs Away is a adventurous book because Noah Barley
runs away from home,and goes into a wood and bumps into a
talking tree. Noah Barley Runs Away is also a gentle book.
ITS FANTASTIC!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Brooke from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

i loved noah barleywater because i dont know rellay but it just
kept my eyes glued to the book

Marks out of 10: 10

Jasmine from Year 6:

This book I find very weird and wonderful. When Noah arrives in
the new village the weird things that happen are extraordinary.
John Boyne must have a great imagination if he came up with
some of these ideas. The stories of Noah and the old man are
really interesting. And the relationship between the two
characters is really special. The ending of the book made me
feel really happy. This sounds pathetic but I actually cried
when I'd just finished reading it. I cried with happy tears
because of the fact it's based on pinocchio but i also cried
with sad tears because i just wished that the story was real!
Or was it?

Marks out of 10: 10

Rebecca from Year 6, Adwick Park Junior School:

I think that not many children will enjoy this book (no
a-fence) it depends who you are. I know that John Boyne is an
amazing writer but this is not his best. Sorry John.

Marks out of 10: 4

ellie from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

it was an interesting book and i quite enjoyed it but it was
too ovbious what he does in the title noah barleywater runs
away but it was quite adventourous
but it was okay. :) :(

Marks out of 10: 8

Adelaide from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

The story starts when a boy runs away from home and wanders
into a wood but it turns out to be very strange.

I loved how the writer put lots of questions in the readers
mind so you just had to read on, however I think the story got
a little boring in the middle of the book because there wasn't
as much excitement and suspense as there were in the start.

My favorite part was the very beginning .

Marks out of 10: 6

Emma from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

One day noah barleywater runs away. He runs to the woods but
not just some woods weird ones. Then he bumps into a talking
tree....

Marks out of 10: 5

Hanah from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

This book I find very weird and wonderful. When Noah arrives in
the new village the weird things that happen are extraordinary.
John Boyne must have a great imagination if he came up with
some of these ideas.

Marks out of 10: 9

Daneka from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

In this story, noah runs away from home. He starts his
adventure by walking through woods but these are not normal
woods.

I really couldnt get in to this book I kept having to
take breaks because it wasn't that appealing to me. This book
is better for the audience, who gets the book.

Marks out of 10: 6

charlotte from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

It is a really good book and I really enjoyed it. I bet my
sister would love to read it!

Marks out of 10: 7

Paige from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

noah barleywater runs away was a great book, it was one of the
most fantastic books I have read in my entire life!

Marks out of 10: 10

Abby S from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about (as the title suggests) Noah Barleywater
running away. Noah is eight, he is confused, scared and upset
by troubles at home so he runs away. He travels through the
first village and the second village and encounters many
strange things, but nothing stranger than what he finds in the
third village. In the third village he meets an old man in an
odd toy-shop. Noah and the man become friends and in the
strange toy-shop, where all the objects have names and
feelings, they tell stories about each other’s lives and the
puppets made by the old man’s dad.
On his journey Noah finds out many things. But does he learn
that running away is not always the best option?
This book was really weird. I liked it, it was brilliant. When
you’ve read it you think ‘Nothing much happened’ but
loads happened! Noah didn’t have to travel far before he
discovered loads of stuff! My favourite part is definitely when
you find out the truth about the old man. It’s so surprising
yet so obvious when you think about it.
I recommend this book to ages eight+ because you’re not a
childish seven year old anymore, you’re eight!

Marks out of 10: 7

Daisey from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This is a strange book. I didnt like it but others might?

Marks out of 10: 1

morgan from Year 5, Owston Park Primary School:

i didnt really get this book at first i thought it was very
confusing after a few days i started to get it :-)

Marks out of 10: 8

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