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Harry Miller’s Run by David Almond

December 14th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Reviews, UKLA

harry-millerLiam doesn’t want to visit his old neighbour, Harry Miller. He wants to train for the junior Great North Run. His mum insists and Liam is told the story of a summer day long ago when Harry and his friends ran thirteen miles for a dip in the sea and an ice cream. Almond’s ability to bring a place to life is wonderful. You’ll probably cry at the end: but they’ll be joyful tears.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • sophie

    This book is a little bit short but has great illustrations!

  • Grace P6

    I really liked it. I loved hearing about Harry Miller’s run and what he did on his run. I would give it 5 out of 5. It’s one of my favourite books.

  • Isla P5

    I really enjoyed it but I would like to know what happened to Veronica?
    The pictures were relevant to the story the way they changed colour. It started off grey at the start of the story and then turned into colour as Harry Miller really got into his story from his memory. As the story comes to an end, it goes back to grey again.
    I would give it 4/5.

  • Millie P5

    I really liked the clever illustrations and the way they went from grey to colour as Harry Miller started to remember his happy memories. At first the boy didn’t want to visit Harry but I think he was really happy he did, as the story was about the run he was about to race. It gave him inspiration I think!
    I’d give it 5.5 out of 5!!

  • Lily Rose P6

    I loved this book. It was an easy fun read for P4s and upwards. I really liked the way the book went back in time to relive Harry Miller’s memory. It made me want to run more because it is so much fun. I thought the ending was sad but also happy because he did get to finish the race and, even though he didn’t come first, he really enjoyed it which is important. The moral was that not everything can be competitive and enjoying it is the most important thing. I’d give it 5/5!