Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielson. Review

This is a story about a young boy called Henry who has moved to a different place with his father . We don't know straight away why he moved or where his mother is or why Henry is in therapy , but we do know this boy is hurting. Moving into a new area Henry and his father are quickly introduced to their new neighbours , and at school Henry reluctantly makes new friends with some very cool nerdy kids , all these new people will prove beneficial to his new life no matter howuch he fights it. The story is heartbreaking and at many times bittersweet , seeing the results of bullying from a different angle is enlightening and thought provoking. Henry uses his own mechanisms to cope with stressful situations and we see how others cope with mental illness too making it easier to understand this illness that often has a stigma attached to it. I would recommend this to anyone , especially anyone who needs to read about an inspiring character who is stronger then he realises . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids. 
This book is going to be published in Februray 2016 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then .
Below please find a link to this book on the Lovereading4kids website:

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