The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen audiobook

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

By Susin Nielsen
Read by Ashleigh Ball

Tundra Books
5.85 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780735265301

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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Nielsen treats a heavy subject with a light, optimistic touch, and while Henry’s passion and distress are evident, his wacky commitment to ‘Saturday Night Smash-up’ and his own ironic, yet earnest, perspective leavens the serious subject matter. The Toronto Star
. . . Henry’s is a tough story to read and I can only imagine how hard it was to write it. But it’s one that really needs to be heard. And honestly, I couldn’t have pictured anyone but Nielsen telling it. Lavender Lines
. . .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
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
. . . A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. Kirkus Reviews
WINNER - Governor General's Award - Children's Literature (2012)FINALIST - BC Book Prizes’ Sheila A. Egoff  Children’s Literature Prize 

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Author

Author Bio: Susin Nielsen

Author Bio: Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen, a Gemini Award–winning author, got her start writing sixteen episodes of the hit television show Degrassi Junior High, and four of the books in the Degrassi book series. Since then, she has received two Canadian Screenwriter awards and has written and story-edited many TV series, including Ready or Not, Madison, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Edgemont, and two animated series, What About Mimi and Braceface.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.85
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English