The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
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.

Publisher: Toronto :, Tundra Books,, [2012], ©2012
ISBN: 9781770493728
Branch Call Number: FICTION Nie
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 19 cm


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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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Apr 09, 2014

this is a book susin Niels books are always great any time i read then

Mar 06, 2014

The Reluctant Jornal of Henry k. Larsen
A teenager like you and I got bullied and was majorly affected. Then he goes to a new school and rebuilds he's popularity from school. It's a fun and good book for a non reader. I would majorly recommend it for mostly boys and some girls.

Mar 05, 2014

I really enjoyed the book The Reluctant Diary of Henry.K.Larsen. I would recommend it to readers because it is written for older readers and at times the book is a bit confusing because Henry has some flashbacks about his brother.So I definitely wouldn't recommend it to people who don't like to read.
I found the book really easy for me to read because I love to read. It only took me a day and a half to read.Definitely would give it five stars.

Mar 04, 2014

I thought this book was very well written. It did a great job of showing how Henry was trying to be mad at his brother for killing Scott but he was also trying to mourn his brother's death at the same time. This book was great and I'd like to read it again.

May 18, 2013

I really like the author but can't wait to read the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love a novel that lingers. I read a lot as a job hazard, which often means once I finally close the cover on a book I generally leave it behind and mentally move on to the next title on my list. But some books won't let me move on right away, as the characters keep calling to me and my mind keeps replaying their stories. This is one of those books.
I nearly gave this five stars due to my emotional engagement and the tangible nature of the characters, but in some ways it was almost too perfect--the pacing and gradual reveal of information, the timing of character interactions, even the flaws and imperfections of the characters all felt a little too carefully crafted in a way that made things seem less natural and original. Still, it was very good writing and storytelling, enough so that I'll gladly give it four-and-a-half stars.
This is the story of a young trauma survivor dealing with the collapse of his family after his older brother did . . . something horrific. There is anger and guilt, social isolation, and more, all very real and believable. It's a good read that creates empathy.

Dec 30, 2012

This book won a 2012 Governor General's Literary award.


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Nov 02, 2014
  • Erza rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Erza thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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