Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Sunday 14th July 2024 - 10:05:34

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  

I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - Junior > The Runaways review

« The Secret Dragon reviewThe Secret DragonChild's Play reviewChild's Play »

Score: 5.0/10  [1 review]
1 out of 5
ProdID: 8319 - The Runaways
Written by Ulf Stark

The Runaways
Price:
$19.98
Available:
May 2019

The Runaways product reviews

Grandpa's in the hospital and hating it. He swears at the nurses and makes trouble for everyone. Dad finds it too stressful to visit, but Gottfried Junior visits Grandpa as often as he's allowed, and when he's not allowed, he goes anyway.

Grandpa thinks only of the place he was happiest - the island where he lived with Grandma. He wants to go back one last time, but they won't let him out of the hospital.

Gottfried Junior and Grandpa take things into their own hands. If running away is the only way to the island, then they'll be runaways.



Tags:
grandpa   grandson   hospital   island   runaway
Other listings you may be interested in:
The Great War for CivilisationThe Great War for Civilisation
Rating: 9.8
100 Discoveries - The Greatest Breakthroughs in History100 Discoveries - The Greatest Breakthroughs in History
Rating: 9.5
Mortal Engines : 3 : Infernal DevicesMortal Engines : 3 : Infernal Devices
Rating: 9.1
Why Elephants Can't JumpWhy Elephants Can't Jump
Rating: 9.5
Ashes, AshesAshes, Ashes
Rating: 8.8
Snow DaySnow Day
Rating: 10.0
The Sound of WhalesThe Sound of Whales
Rating: 8.1
Goosebumps Monster Survival GuideGoosebumps Monster Survival Guide
Rating: 9.6
The Umbrella MouseThe Umbrella Mouse
Rating: 10.0
Ernie and the Magic KennelErnie and the Magic Kennel
Rating: 9.5
Mrs Chippy the CatMrs Chippy the Cat
Rating: 9.9
Elf Dog and Owl HeadElf Dog and Owl Head
Rating: 8.3
High Hopes and Big Dreams: 165 New Zealand small towns in their twilightHigh Hopes and Big Dreams: 165 New Zealand small towns in their twilight
Rating: 9.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of mizim

Review by: mizim (Miriam)
Dated: 16th of June, 2019

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 5.0/10
Age Appropriate:
Score 8 out of 10
Story:
Score 7 out of 10
Illustrations:
Score 1 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 4 out of 10

The Runaways centers on the relationship between a young boy and his grandfather. His grandfather is now living in a rest home and is a grumpy, surly old man who is never happy. When he mentions to his grandson that he wants to go home one last time, they find a way to trick everyone name runaway. The book progresses well, though I did find some lines didn't translate quite as well as they'd hoped for, but that can happen. The runaway is successful and we follow the duo as they go off home. I didn't find any of the characters to be anything amazing and there didn't really feel like there was any depth to them.

This isn't a book that I would reread. The story did deal a little with the 'what happens when you die' question and managed to do so without being preachy and ultimately going with what would offer the most comfort. My biggest dislike for this book is the illustration, it looked amateurish to me and if I was to have considered this book by the illustrations, I would have put it back on the shelf and walked away, I really, really don't like the pictures. The story is sweet but it's not a read more than once kind of book.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 6.5
Product reviews for listing 2111: Chronicles Of Stone: #2 Set In Stone -  Written by: Vincent Ford

Product image for Chronicles Of Stone: #2 Set In StoneSET IN A HARSH ICE AGE ENVIRONMENT, WHERE BEAR, BISON AND MAMMOTH ARE PREY, AND MAN IS BOTH HUNTER AND HUNTED

After a long journey marred by tragedy, twins Trei and Souk finally reach the camp of the feared Northmen, also known as 'Manhunters'. The twins are surprised to find that they are like any other tribe - except for the lethal weapons they wield, and their ruthless determination to keep the secret of ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Reality is what refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."
Philip K. Dick