Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Being Henry David, by Cal Armistead

Being Henry DavidSummary: Seventeen-year-old ‘Hank,’ who can’t remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau’s Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he’s from and why he ran away.

Albert Whitman

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One thought on “Being Henry David, by Cal Armistead

  1. This book was a pretty nice read. The plot seemed pretty predictable to me, but I like the way how the author played it out. I thought it was really creative how the author intertwined a book into the story. One thing I found kind of weird was the exaggeration. For example, they exaggerated that something tragically terrifying happened to the sister, like I thought she died because of the exaggeration, but instead she hurt her leg, which is still bad, but not to the same extent. I liked the descriptive setting, but this book in not Newbery.

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