A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Is It Any Good?
This series is big on compassion and forgiveness, and showing that an independent streak doesn't always mean trouble if it's paired with a good heart. The Horrible Harry series doesn't go overboard on any lesson: Harry develops a crush on a girl, one that's sustained for many books but is never overdone with swooning and over-the-top gestures readers wouldn't relate to. The book about lice at school is particularly compassionate, as the kids at South School learn that getting lice is common and not something to be embarrassed about.
This series is a funny, mischievous way of focusing on doing good things and being a good person, and reminding readers that gross jokes are sometimes extra funny.
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