The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Title: The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Author: Susin Nielsen
After his life is shattered, Henry and his father are forced to resume their lives in a new city where in spite of Henry’s desire to remain invisible he befriends some oddball characters at school and in the apartment building.
Thirteen-year-old Henry’s happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father’s hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry’s family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When Henry’s therapist suggests he keep a journal, at first he is resistant. But soon he confides in it at all hours of the day and night. In spite of Henry’s desire to “fly under the radar,” he eventually befriends a number of oddball characters, both at school and in his modest apartment building. And even though they know nothing about his past – at least, not yet – they help him navigate the waters of life after “IT.”