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Just Henry - Just Fantastic,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Just Henry (Costa Book Award - Children's Book Award) (Paperback)
I was eyeing Just Henry suspiciously, I had loved the weighty Harry Potter books, but would this be as good? Well, I decided to have a go as Goodnight Mister Tom was fantastic, and Just Henry was (if possible) even better!
Henry lives just after the second world war with his Mother, Uncle Bill - his boring and mean old Stepfather, his little half-sister Molly and lovely, adorable Gran. Henry has dreamed of his real father, who died a hero by saving someone's life and thinks that Uncle Bill is boring.
In class everyone had to write down what they would like to be when they were older. Henry who spends almost all of his free time at the cinema decides to be a projectionist, but is then in a group with two family enemies - Pip and Jeffries.
As Henry starts working with them, his life starts changing and then with the help of Mrs Beaumont's camera, Henry unravels an unknown secret about Gran and eventually his Dad...
Is his Dad who he thinks he has?
Is Uncle Bill as boring as Henry makes out?
Is Gran really as kind as she makes out?
All these questions will slowly unravel in the book...
I found this book utterly brilliant. There was nothing to improve on it.
I would recommend it for a boy or girl, ages 10+.
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