the-reluctant

 

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

Tundra Books, 2012. 978770493728

Interest level: Grades 7 and up.

13 year old Henry’s family life has been torn apart as a result of his brother Jesse’s decision to take their father’s rifle to school. As part of his recovery, Henry reluctantly agrees to his therapist’s urgings to write a journal. Sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, the entries reveal Henry’s insight into coping with grief and adversity, the importance of accepting and being accepted, and the challenges of creating a new life.

7 thoughts on “Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen”

  1. This book is very well written and very interessting!
    This book is a very, very fast read.
    I would say that the book does have some mean parts but the age limit sounds good to me. (grade 7 & up)

  2. This is an very good book. It takes place at school, and the characters are very good. But I recommend if the author put a little more detail in the book.

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