I thought Henry K. Larsen was one of the most engaging characters I’d met recently. He is a thinker, a keeper of secrets, a homelife that is challenging and a deeply troubled soul. But for all his troubles, he has a sense of humour, a taste for WWE and a tendency to gather unusual friends. Farley, who befriends Henry at his new school despite Henry’s best efforts, is just gorgeous!
I loved the way the big underlying secret was revealed one tiny detail at a time. Henry’s journal is a joy and a delight while being infinitely sad. This is a book about a horrific subject, it is about how people cope in different ways after terrible trauma and is is a book about the families of those left behind after a terrible incident. I can’t reveal the incident because it would ruin the story but Susan Nielsen is fast becoming one of the great voices in YA and I highly recommend that you get a copy of this for your school library and read it before you put it on the shelves, you will know the people you want to hand it to.