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Catch Us If You Can

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  15 reviews
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Longman Publishing Group (first published April 29th 2004)
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Aik Chien 인첸
This book is a (must-read) literature component for Form 5 students. Actually, I was quite excited to read this book, because it sounds special - a grandfather and his grandson on the run. I think the cover portrays the story quite well and it's really eye-catching.

In this story, Rory and his granda live together blissfully, even though sometimes there are troubles because of granda's worsening Alzheimer condition. Granda is a quirky, loveable character who is quite funny at times, while Rory is
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Natshane
This is actually a book that I have to read for school, so yeah, I was sort of forced to read it, but thank goodness it's funny!

The characters Granda and Rory reminds me of a close knit family I once read about (somehow I couldn't remember) and I'm impressed by the way Rory sacrificed and thought of just to 'elope' (Hahaha, just kidding) with granda (I laughed when he don't remember his name)...Overall, a goodread, a happy ending, and most importantly interesting! But truth to be told, I was so
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Louise Adams
Well, it all started when my English teacher held up a copy of this particular book in class in November last year... Her words were something along the line of "buy this book. If not, you can't do your literature study next year..."

So what did I did? Buy it off from a book store? Nope! I bought it from a senior who graduated! xD

Honestly, I hadn't really thought it'd be as interesting as I thought... Yea, my expectations then were real low...

But, for anyone who isn't 'forced' to read this book,
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Zee A
The book is obviously something I had to read for school.
The book was okay I suppose. Granda was amusing but God, I hate MacPhail for sort of trolling with us about Granda's death.
I was expecting that Rory would help that crazy girl with whatever her problem was during the time he spent in that children's home (forgive my bad memory) but he did not. The girl was sort of just there, y'know? But I guess she acted as a motivation for Rory to run away with Granda. Still disappointed that it didn't
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Suraya Nordin
This story makes me laugh and cry at the same time. I consider this book is good because it could play with my feeling just like that. Granda's character was always make people laugh! The way he treated his grandson was a little bit rude but that's their style by the way. They both cared for each other. The saddest part is when I taught granda was dead but luckily he won't. I hate Rory's father but in the end I realise, everybody makes mistakes. So did he. But to forgive and forget is what we ca ...more
Maira
I'm supposed to be reading it for school. And yes, I am not disappointed. In fact, it's not bad at all.
The book is about a grandfather and a grandson. The grandfather, Granda, is very old and the grandson, Rory, is the only one he can count on. So, something happens and eventually, Granda and Rory is going to be separated from each other. They opposed the idea. So, Rory and Granda escape together and they met different kinds of people that they wasn't aware existed in this world.

Siti
Quite hilarious haha.. and open up the sight of people regarding human right to be free.i like it where all those people willing to help rory and his old granda who's sick and stubborn to be with his grandchild. And rory's thought about all the people who help them..well he just a scared-child and how independent he was. I like the adventure they have and hope that i would have my own risk-adventure like them some day.
Ernie Amira
for frank , dearest madam asked us to read this as it is the literature component for the SPM's victim . and i was forced to do so :P somehow , this novel is quite interesting . and hilarious indeed . to be honest , i would never spend my time reading this kind of english novel . just in case , i realize i cant answer the SPM if i dont read this T_T

*psst , ignore the english-pecah :p
Aween
Full of adventure. Plus the Rory and Granda's bonding is so strong that makes me wanna cry, i'm touched ! Couldn't believe that an ordinary boy would do something extraordinary just to make sure his Granda would be just fine and they stay together.

p/s : okay, I misss my Atuk hehe.
Matthew Don
Charming and entertaining, Catch Us If You Can's cliffhanger chapter endings hook the reader in and Rory and Granda's likability and hilarity fills you up with bubbles. The book does slightly make it childish and unrealistic at the end but CUIYC still charms.
Zulhaniff Salahuddin
Rory dengan Granda memang sekepala. Gabungan ideal antara seorang datuk dan cucunya. Walau apa pun yang terjadi, masing-masing degil dan berkeras mahu tetap bersama, tidak mahu berpisah. Walaupun wataknya bersifat lucu, kasih sayang ini memang sejati.
Arieana
it's about Rory's journey after he run away with his grandfather. A good story for student Form 5.
Michelle Lee
3.5/5

I love granda and also the best son ever, Rory!
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