Weird Henry Berg

Weird Henry Berg

by Sarah Sargent

Paperback(1st Bullseye Books ed)

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ISBN-13: 9780679807032
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/01/1993
Edition description: 1st Bullseye Books ed
Pages: 120
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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Weird Henry Berg 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FFortuna on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Henry Berg is a boy whose father was a dope fiend and is no longer around. He spends most of his time imagining himself as an animal, trying to get away from his mother's hounding about his schoolwork. His best friend is a lizard named Vincent, and he's determined to keep him despite his mother's objections and a little old lady's claims that Vincent is a dragon.I was hoping it would suck, so I could get rid of it and make a little shelf space for another book, but instead it sucked me in from page one. Having been brought to tears by the amazing Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, I thought this very similar story would just be a cheap imitation or something. Instead, I was brought to more tears.It's basically a more realistic Jeremy Thatcher, a secret pet story with a dragon, but I didn't find myself comparing them while I was reading. Weird Henry Berg is hilarious, especially where the dragon Aelf is concerned, but it's also not afraid of hard themes. It's a story where things aren't always black and white, where more than one person is in the right, and things can be confusing. I found a fascinating theme of duality in the book, between the ancient and modern, light and dark, age and youth. It's a fantastic, exciting kids' story, with an underlayer of deep, thought-provoking material. I was very impressed.
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I loved everything about it. I loved Henry and Millie and Aelf and the plot and the ending and the beginning, and everything. I wish there were more books like this.