Friday, October 24, 2014

The Raven Cycle: Why We Love Noah

** Spoiler warning if you haven't read The Raven Boys **

How can you not love Noah? To me, he's just one of those characters whom it's nearly impossible not to find endearing. I especially love the connection he and Blue seem to have formed, as well as his uncanny knack for knowing what's really on everybody's mind. It's as though he can see straight into the depths of everyone's souls, and maybe he can, given his backstory . . . .

Said backstory, by the way, totally blew my mind in The Raven Boys. This quiet, unassuming character suddenly became the center of one of the biggest revelations in the novel. And I loved every second of it.

Noah Czerny is the most adorable Raven Boy of them all. He's the quiet yet reliable one in the group. Even though he tends to disappear at times, he is pretty much always there for all of the others. Although some of the the other guys in the group get into little fights, Noah is never one to disturb the peace. I've truly grown to appreciate him throughout the series.

His whole backstory is one that caught me completely by surprise. It's sad that I didn't notice what was going on with him because I was so focused on the others. And that's the point, no one really focuses on him long enough to figure him out. Not even his friends noticed, which is kind of terrible. Even though he's been through so much stuff, Noah has still managed to be strong. I love Noah for a lot of reasons. He's my second favorite character in the series and I look forward to what's in store for him.

Ah. smudgy Noah. What isn't there to love about this Raven Boy? He always brings humor and adorableness to every scene he's in. I was quite devastated to find out he was dead, but he really makes it work. I wonder if death has changed him at all, and if it did I think it was for the best. He interacts so well with each of the boys and Blue because he has one of those personalities that gets along with everyone. I don't think anyone could not love Noah. And that's about all I have to say. Noah is great and I love him.


  1. Seriously though: how could you NOT love Noah?! Even if his HUGE reveal in TRB doesn't do it, his sweet moments with Blue in DT would definitely melt even the coldest of hearts ♥ And he's such an integral part of the group! He's always there for the other boys, as support, as the voice of reason and as just another guy to have fun with :) I'm actually also really curious if he changed any in death. I'd love to get more info on him when he was living! Great post ladies!!

    1. Yes- I also wonder what Noah was like before what happened to him. His story still guts me as much as it did the first time I read it. Now that I think about this, his backstory would make a totally awesome prequel!


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