Henry Tumour
Anthony McGowan
[PDF] Download ½ Henry Tumour | by ✓ Anthony McGowan
Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM By Anthony McGowan

WINNER OF THE 2006 BOOKTRUST TEENAGE PRIZE It wasn t my choice Henry was in charge As if school bullies and his mum s tofu sandwiches weren t enough for Hector Brunty, he now has another dilemma a talking brain tumour.Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high fashion, and tactics for snogging the best looking girl in school, UWINNER OF THE 2006 BOOKTRUST TEENAGE PRIZEIt wasn t my choice Henry was in charge.As if school bullies and his mum s tofu sandwiches weren t enough for Hector Brunty, he now has another dilemma a talking brain tumour.Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high fashion, and tactics for snogging the best looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is one thing, but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make decisions about Hector s life than he d like.Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants before they both go under the knife
  • Title: Henry Tumour
  • Author: Anthony McGowan
  • ISBN: 9780099488231
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback

Comments

Ender Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."Here is a book that will make you laugh and cry. Sometimes on the same page. For those that do snore, don't worry, it's a page-turner, so you can stay up all night reading!There's a special place in my heart for Henry Tumour. I first read it back when I was almost the same age as Hector, the narrator of the story. I felt an immediate affinity with him, as we were both having far more success in mathematics than with those myserious [...]
Click to Replay
Ringo The Cat Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
One of the coolest ideas (a talking brain tumor) and definitely one of the coolest opening words for any book: Arsecheese. The tone is set: we get deliciously vulgar ( thought often decidedly man-) humour as well as unpredictable scenes featuring Hector Brundy – your typical nerdgeek who’s into comic books, Star Trek as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That last part definitely won over the cat.Henry Tumour is a sensitive tale about growing up, and making the best of things, despite your sh [...]
Click to Replay
Miss Ryoko Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
This looks an awful lot like David Henrie on the cover. Aww, how I miss Wizards of Waverly Place!I picked this book up at the library book sale a while back because the synopsis sounded hilarious a talking brain tumor!? How could I pass that up. What really surprised me was how touching this book actually was. Now, don't get me wrong, it definitely had it's hilarious moments, but I found it to be moving as well.I really loved Hector Brunty as a character. Not only was he nerdy but he was so huma [...]
Click to Replay
Laura Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Difficult to think of a book about a boy and his brain tumor as funny, but this one really is. Hector, who's been having rather severe headaches, starts hearing a voice. Not just any voice, it's the voice of Jack Jack Tumor (who TALKS LIKE DEATH if you know what I mean).Jack's funny at times, cranky at others. It's sort of like Heck's subconscious but better - at one point (and I'm paraphrasing here) Jack admits that he has access to everything in Hector's brain, including stuff he doesn't know [...]
Click to Replay
Haley Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
In an overflowing, smelly, terribly lit save-a-lot I came across 'Jack Tumor'. Whilst looking at another book that didn't really interest me, I knocked over Anthony McGowan's masterpiece. One look at the first word, Arsecheese, I was sold. I took it home, not thinking much of it. Little did I know that this crude, hilarious, and beautifully insightful novel would change my life forever. Pretty amazing for an accident, right? Perhaps it was Hector Brunty, the humorous and very humanized character [...]
Click to Replay
Kat Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I really will never learn. How many times have I picked up a book I knew was going to be funny-beyond- belief, and read it on the train! After snorting with laughter very loudly on a train jam packed with people, this strictly became a read-at-home-only book. And this is one seriously funny book. The premise is simple. Hector discovers he has a brain tumour. Its name is Henry. And it talks to him, gives him advice and generally keeps him company. Whether Hector likes it are not.The story is supe [...]
Click to Replay
Robert Weinstein Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I'd really give this a four and a half stars. It's not often you read a book that makes you feel bad for the tumor that's killing the protagonist but Mr. McGowan has done just that. The symbiotic relationship between the boy and his tumor works because McGowan gives 'Jack' a real personality: smart, supportive, vulnerable and - yes - reasonable. He (the tumor) knows what he is. He also knows the effect he has on the boy. He also knows he wants to live. It's a great idea and it plays out in a won [...]
Click to Replay
Megan Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I have to admit this book read kind of like a NaNoWriMo novel. I'm not saying that in a bad way. Just that the voice of the protagonist lends it to the type of writer who has a word count to fulfill or who gets paid by the sentence. There is a lot of extra stuff here. Do I really care about the Battle of the Fish and Chips Shops? Not really. But the way the author puts himself in the head of the main character, it's obvious that Heck cares about it, or at least has that flotsam floating around i [...]
Click to Replay
Sally Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
An absolutely hysterical book about a boy with a brain tumour. It shouldn't be funny, but it ABSOLUTELY is! I mean, what author would be MAD enough to start their book with the heading and firts line "ARSECHEESE" I ask you! Of course, it's Anthony McGowan.I love the way this novel unravels, drawing the reader ever deeper into the insanity that Henry's tumour causes him while he grapples with what this means to his life. It's like his inner monologue has read all of his Negative Thoughts and is e [...]
Click to Replay
Louisa Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Don't let the cover fool you. This is no Paul Jennings (not that I have anything against Paul Jennings). My point is, it's a little heavier than the cartoon cover might suggest. Yes, it is funny. Yes, it is about a teenage boy. Yes, it is set predominnantly in a school. Good for young teenage boys then? Maybe and maybe not. It is also about a boy who has a brain tumour: one that talks to him and controls his behaviour. So the theme of death and dieing, while it is dealt with in an unsual way, is [...]
Click to Replay
Georgia Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I have read this book twice now, which shows how much I love it, as I very rarely do that. It was even better the second time! This book is so full of witty phrases and laugh-out-loud bits, but it also tackles deep philosophical subjects like the meaning of life and what happens to us after we die in a very clever way.Hector is a likeable and hilarious character, and his narration of his antics with his talking brain tumour Henry (who is also strangely loveable despite his educated insults and i [...]
Click to Replay
Ryan Bruesewitz Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Jack Tumor is a very interseting, but also a little sad novel. The novel is about a young teen in Britain named Henry and his troubles in his school with bullies, friends, girls, and above all his brain tumor. Hector quickly learns about his brain tumor, who prefers to be called "Jack", but Jack knows that he and Henry dont have much time (because he's still a deadly brain tumor), and strives to make the best of his stay in the boy's head. Jack claims to know and can access everything that has e [...]
Click to Replay
Meeeriams Fleep Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I have to admit I left this story three quarters of the way through becasue it was so depressing towarsds the end, HOWEVERI did read lots of spoilers and whatever I may have initially thought about this story, I do not hesitatae for a moment to declare its absolute FANTASTIC BRILLIANCE, which I do suppose was highly influenced by reading McGowan's other book, Hellbent. Its surprisingly funny for such a depressingly sad topic, and had me cringing at times, laughing out loud, as well as being damp [...]
Click to Replay
Andersreads Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
This is a funny, realistic book about a 14-year-old boy who is being tested for brain cancer. As the novel begins, he starts to hear a voice in his head that he calls Jack Tumor (hence the title). The novel is set in England, so along with a lot of British slang (is snogging what I think it is?) it creates a picture of school life in England. It seems surprisingly similar to American high schools, except that the bullying is much more pervasive. I enjoyed this book and would give it a 9 out of 1 [...]
Click to Replay
Marisa Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Very cute, funny boy book. Unfortunately, the most inappropriate-likely-to-offend-somewhat-conservative parents, moment occurs in the first five or so pages of the book. Kind of limits who I can recommend to. Bummer. Matt said he read another book by the same author that's a retelling of Dante's Inferno, and that it was also very funny but slightly inappropriate. (That was a really bad sentence, sorry, in a hurry.) We don't seem to own it, though
Click to Replay
Nancy Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
from the author of Hellbent. Hilarious, sad and romantic all at the same time. About a boy who gets a brain tumor. A talking brain tumor. That starts taking over his life, by insisting that his only reason for existence is to perpetuate his genes. You know what that might mean! The protagonist from Hellbent makes a cameo.
Click to Replay
Caren Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Quirky plot, but more depth than first appears. Good teen read. (Original British title "Henry Tumour", a play on the name's similarity to Henry Tudor.) The author says the relationship between Henry (the tumor) and Hector (his host) mimics that of Prince Hal and Falstaff in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I". The plot involves the battle between id and ego, pleasure and principle.
Click to Replay
Harun Harahap Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Tidak ada cara yang lebih baik dalam menuliskan tumor otak secara komedi selain buku ini. Sedih juga tapi gimana yah dilewatkan dengan tersenyum. Tapi tetep sediiiihhh *eaaa teteup*Tau deh ah
Click to Replay
Shealyn Reilly Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
This book was actually pretty funny. I think the story was a little weird, but it was still enjoyable. I wasn't sure if I'd like this book or not because of the way it was written, but it was alright :)
Click to Replay
Alisa Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I wasn't expecting to like this book, but it was amazing. It was funny in the strange teenage boy way, and I got very attached to the main character and his friends. I recommend this book to anybody who reads John Green or any funny, heartwarming books because that was exactly what this book was.
Click to Replay
Jessi Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I have never laughed so hard in a public library before in my entire life.
Click to Replay
Daniel Z. Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
very humorous book with a cool plot and a good ending
Click to Replay
Adam Cabuk Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
This was a really funny book, though i think that making a comdey book out of a killing illness like a brain tumour is a bit sad but it was a good comdey.
Click to Replay
Heather Browning Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Great young adult fiction, very funny but unexpectedly powerful. It left me a little shell-shocked.
Click to Replay
Stargazer Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Loved it. Wish it was first of a series - or at least a trilogy or summat.
Click to Replay
Jennifer Morland Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
I got this book at the dollar store. Loved it.
Click to Replay
Kelly Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Full review at yannabe/2009/09/01/review-Summary: Hector’s hearing voices—well, one voice—and that’s never good. And this particular voice happens to be a talking brain tumor. Also not good.Review: Hey, writers! Are you grappling with how to tackle a heavy topic like mortality without making a total downer of a book? Here’s a little known technique that might do the trick: Add a talking brain tumor!I know, this book sounds weird. I picked it up at the library without reading the premis [...]
Click to Replay
Jennifer Wardrip Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadTooHector Brunty has a lot in life to worry about. From bullies to his mum's mung bean soup, life seems to like to throw him nasty curves until it finally takes on a new perspective (literally). When Hector gets diagnosed with a brain tumor, things seem like they couldn't get worse - until the tumor starts talking.The tumor claims it can coach Hector into creating a better social life for himself. The tumor, however, starts forcing him to do questionable things th [...]
Click to Replay
Michael Aug 20, 2019 - 09:23 AM
Hector is an ordinary, 14-year-old geek with a minor problem--he's got a talking, self-aware tumor inside his head."Jack Tumor" is a darkly funny, original story that delves into what happens when your ordinary, average geek (Hector argues the merits of his attraction to Hawkgirl) is given advice, instructions and wisdom from a self-aware tumor. By having the humorous angle to things, Anthony McGown is able to explore some interesting, serious questions including life, death and everything in be [...]
Click to Replay

Leave a Comment

Name
Email
Your Comment
Henry Tumour By Anthony McGowan WINNER OF THE 2006 BOOKTRUST TEENAGE PRIZE It wasn t my choice Henry was in charge As if school bullies and his mum s tofu sandwiches weren t enough for Hector Brunty, he now has another dilemma a talking brain tumour.Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high fashion, and tactics for snogging the best looking girl in school, UWINNER OF THE 2006 BOOKTRUST TEENAGE PRIZEIt wasn t my choice Henry was in charge.As if school bullies and his mum s tofu sandwiches weren t enough for Hector Brunty, he now has another dilemma a talking brain tumour.Henry Tumour turns out to be the perfect alter ego, advising Hector on haircuts, high fashion, and tactics for snogging the best looking girl in school, Uma Upshaw Controlling his speech and brain chemicals is one thing, but soon Henry Tumour is trying to make decisions about Hector s life than he d like.Can Hector overpower his tumour in order to get what he really wants before they both go under the knife

Share this article...
  • [PDF] Download ½ Henry Tumour | by ✓ Anthony McGowan
    311 Anthony McGowan
  • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ½ Henry Tumour | by ✓ Anthony McGowan
    Posted by:Anthony McGowan
    Published :2019-05-19T09:23:59+00:00