Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen
Henry K. Larsen's family has been impacted by school violence, so his therapist wants him to keep a journal. This book is written in that form.
When Henry and his father move to a new city to start life over Henry wants his mom to join them, but she has her own concerns to overcome. This is the story of how a family copes when one of its members commits a serious crime.
Caution: I would not read this with my fourth graders, especially since we just had a school shooting in our area. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen is more appropriate for middle school and above. There is also condom reference which makes it more suitable for older students.
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