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  • Published: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 243 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781770493728
  • 1770493727


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The reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen

by Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin, 1964-

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor

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When thirteen-year-old Henry and his family move to the city to leave behind a secret tragedy, Henry finds a journal is his best friend.

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Great story by the author.

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Meet Henry. He's in a loving, nerdy family who we watch flounder with agony and heartache after a family tragedy. In this Canadian author, Susin Nielsen's skilled hands though, it's a satisfying read mixed with likeable characters and sweetness. Yes, hard to imagine with a story about hideous bulllying, culminating in tragic death.
Henry talks a robot-language to cope, starts seeing a therapist, and journals to figure out how to move forward. Winning the 2013 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children and Michigan Library's Association 'Thumbs Up' 2013 Book of the Year is a strong endorsement for this story, which I gladly add my vote to as well.

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