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Henry From Now On
love the personality of Henkie.
Beta reader reviews: Henry From Now on
“I like how there are many details.
liked a lot of stuff. I liked the whole book – I read it in two days! It was so
good that I had to keep reading it.
you for letting me read this book. It is a great book for my age group, and
when it comes out, I definitely want to recommend it to my classmates and my
Casey (age 9)”
“This is MIck (age 14). I have a couple of things to say about your book. It was well written and to me it was very emotional and to some kids, this book might bring back bad memories if what Henry went through with his dad happened to them at one point in their life.”
Happy to report that I finished reading Henry From Now On, and I was captivated the whole way through by the intricacies of the relationship you developed from the family’s troubled leave-taking to the final moment when Henkie arrives at the NY farm and the care of a loving family….”I love that boy. More like the writer drew me into Henkie’s character and invited me to partake of his struggles, frustrations, dreams, and first glimmerings of the fulfilled older guy he will become. There’s a richness in Henkie’s character. Broad strokes of feelings and concern bring him to life.
You sustained the entire immigrant experience with the kind of authenticity that derives from empathy. These people meet the adjustments migrants must navigate in order to survive. I felt so deeply for their disorientation, language barriers, the prejudices heaped upon them…”