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The Strange Journal of the Boy Henry [Kindle Edition]

S. Alini
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Book Description

An eleven year old boy wakes up in a bedroom. He doesn’t know where he is and doesn’t remember who he is. He finds a very strange household whose members insist he is part of their family. When the creepy dad starts asking him strange questions, the boy notes his observations in a journal, to solve the puzzle of his very peculiar situation.
A mystery with twists and turns Dan Brown would admire.

Editorial Reviews:

From Stacey Turner, of The Author Spot
“For a very entertaining, quick read- look no farther than The Strange Journal of the Boy Henry. It's compelling, amusing and entertaining all in one. Let's face it, good writing is good writing regardless of the age group it's intended for. Fans of suspense & intrigue will really be pleased.”

From Nordic Reader’s Ingmar Berglund:
“A now commonplace idea made new; a complex plot laid out in simple detail. Henry’s Journal is one hell of a read.”

Excerpt:

Entry 1

I was woken, this morning, by a man’s voice.
“Time to get up, son,” is what I heard, over and over. So I opened my eyes and saw him. He was sitting on the bed, staring down at me.
“You sleep okay?” he asked.
And he smiled and placed a hand on my shoulder.
“My little prince,” he continued. “You sleep okay?”
I didn’t know how to answer him. Because I didn’t know this man. I’d never seen him before in my life.
He had black hair and a mustache and light blue eyes. His skin was very pale. Almost pinkish, like he’d just taken a bath. He had big hands and long arms.
“You sleep okay?” he asked me again.
“I think so,” I told him.
“Well, time to get up. You and your brother both.”
And he looked across the room, so I looked there too. I saw another bed with a boy about my age. He wore blue pajamas, and was laying on his stomach; but his eyes were on me. His head was shaved all around the bottom, leaving a brown clump on top. And I didn’t know him either.
“Where am I?” I asked the man.
“Home, of course,” the man said. “Where else?”
I didn’t have an answer for him. I wanted to panic. Am I crazy? Or was he? What if he was? I better just play along, I decided.
“Let me know if you start feeling faint or dizzy, Henry,” the man said.
Henry. I’m pretty sure that that’s my name.
“You’ve been ill,” he said. “Anyway, I’m making breakfast and you’re gonna like it.”
He rose, and I saw that he was tall. He sighed and smiled at the same time, then left the room.
The boy stared at me and I stared at him. It was weird. We just looked at each other for like a whole minute. Then he got up and walked out too.
I looked around at the room. The walls are a light blue, and there’s a map of the world, another of the universe, and a Periodic Table. There’s also a picture of a sword and a shield. A round window hangs above the boy’s bed. The glass is blurred, so you can’t really see anything outside. You can only tell that there’s sunlight. Aside from our two beds, there’re two desks.
I didn’t know this room.
I tried to remember what my room should be like. What my dad should look like. And my brother – the man had said the boy was my brother. When did I have a brother? I couldn’t remember. It was all blank.
I wanted to scream: where in the world am I??
I made a decision to not freak out. Really I just needed to think about this rationally.
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Author: San Alini
A mere simpleton fumbling through life's many mysteries. He writes screenplays and children’s books because he didn’t know any better. He lives not too far from you, and draws cartoons and tries to make the best of things.

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About the Author

A mere simpleton fumbling through life's many mysteries. He writes screenplays and children’s books because he didn’t know any better. He lives not too far from you, and draws cartoons and tries to make the best of things.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1506008925
  • Publisher: Edgerton Media (20 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XJ5ZNG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 6 Sept. 2013
By ale
Format:Kindle Edition
I wrote to this author (s.Alini)and she wrote back!
I absolutely love this book, so full of mystery and entertainment. I won't give the story away but the boy in this book has a truck full of adventures!! I bought this book because it looked interesting and was delighted with what I read! This review is for all those readers out there and also for S.Alini!!
Hannah aged 10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 15 April 2015
By fungus
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great book which you can read time and time again without it getting boring

Absolutely love it. : -)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Enjoyed! 2 Aug. 2011
By Spot - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The story follows the main character Henry, on an odd journey of discovery. He wakes in an unfamiliar bed, in an unfamiliar house, with an unfamiliar family. He seems to have amnesia and is told that he's been "sick" for awhile. While Henry doesn't know exactly who he is or where he's from, he's pretty sure this is not his family or his home. He begins chronicling everything in a journal.

The more he finds out about his so called family, the more he's sure he's not who they say he is. The journal chronicles Henry's search to figure out who he is and what happened to his real family. It's compelling, amusing and entertaining all in one. The book will hold your interest from the beginning and not ease up. The things Henry finds out and the ways he begins to deal with them and set things right make for a great read. From the very beginning you will empathize with Henry.

The book follows through with all the promise of the beginning. The conclusion is well thought out and fits perfectly. The storyline is as complex as a Dan Brown novel. S. Alini did his homework and even I can understand the complicated discussions that take place between the brilliant Henry and his odd companion, Robert Bontley. And that's saying a lot!

For a very entertaining, quick read- look no farther than The Strange Journal of the Boy Henry. Let's face it, good writing is good writing regardless of the age group it's intended for. Fans of suspense & intrigue will really be pleased.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh wow 6 July 2011
By lisalvo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I stumbled across this and downloaded it because I liked the premise. I am not finished yet but I just had to come and say I can't put this book down! It's super weird, and i feel just as mystified about what is happening as does Henry. The story does indeed get stranger and stranger, the further I read. So far, so good! I hope the author can find a way to brt this book out to more people, I can tell he has put a lot of work into forming this very weird tale. I am enthralled. Ok, back to reading, I will update my review when I finish!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down 26 Feb. 2012
By Jennie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read book 1 & 2 in two days. Love them! I cannot wait for book 3.
The author is a fantastic story-teller and answers you quickly and personally on his blog.. so cool :)
This story takes you on a crazy journey following a young boy who wakes up one day and has no memory his family or at least they are telling him they are his family. The book kept me guessing, I had no idea what was gonna happen next.
I hope S. Alini keeps giving us more fantastical stories.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars RIP OFF!!! 25 Feb. 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really??? Really??? What a cheap trick; I won't be forking over more $s even though I enjoyed it to the point where you had to buy the 2nd half. This is a rip off and should be banned by Amazon....
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy 15 Jan. 2014
By Kathryn A Manning - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a cheap marketing tool. I feel cheated. Internet links in the middle of the 'book'. Don't be fooled.
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