The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen

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The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen

by Susin Nielsen

Tundra | September 11, 2012 | Hardcover

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Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.58 × 5.19 × 0.91 in

Published: September 11, 2012

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770493727

ISBN - 13: 9781770493728

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The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen

by Susin Nielsen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.58 × 5.19 × 0.91 in

Published: September 11, 2012

Publisher: Tundra

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770493727

ISBN - 13: 9781770493728

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Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.

About the Author

SUSIN NIELSEN got her start writing a spec script for the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. She went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit television show and four of the Degrassi books. Since then, she has received two Canadian Screenwriter Awards and a Gemini Award and has written for many home-grown TV series. Her novel Word Nerd, published to much critical acclaim, was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children''s Book Award and won the Red Maple, Rocky Mountain, Willow, and Manitoba Young Readers'' Choice Awards. This was soon followed by the hilarious and heartwarming Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, which has received rave reviews and has already been translated into French, Portuguese and German. Susin Nielsen lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

Winner - Governor General''s Award - Children''s Literature (2012) FINALIST, BC Book Prizes’ Sheila A. Egoff  Children’s Literature Prize     “ The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen is an engaging grief story. Thought-provoking and relevant, it addresses the effects of bullying in a realistic, compelling and compassionate way, exemplifying the adage ‘There are two sides to every story.’ Henry’s journey is moving and weirdly, wildly funny.” — Jury’s Citation, Governor General’s Literary Award in Children’s Text “…Words and writing are often a salvation in Nielsen’s YA fiction. Henry is forced to keep a journal by his therapist; he is at first reluctant, then obsessive about it. A born diarist, he exhibits the idiosyncratic voice of a memoirist, one keenly interested in documenting both his inner and outer worlds. He captures both with humour and heart…. Yet the novel is a dramedy, and believably balances lightness and darkness. It is a shame when the reader must put down the journal and say goodbye to Henry.” — The National Post “…A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt.” —Kirkus Reviews “Nielsen treats a heavy subject with a light, optimistic touch, and while Henry’s passion and distress are evident, his wacky commitment to ‘
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