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Horrible Harry's Secret (Horrible Harry #11)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  440 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Harry's in love, and his best friend, Doug, is disgusted -- Harry won't even throw snowballs at girls anymore. Will Harry ever go back to being his horrible self? "Kline captures perfectly the crowd scenes and private moments in the classroom."-- Booklist
ebook, 64 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published 1990)
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Ann has a dirty mouth
In honor of valentines day, I would like to post a brief retrospective of how I blame this book completely for my love of romances. Especially romances featuring a very sweet girl and a guy who is, well, kind of a jerk.

Although Harry and Song Lee were in second grade and were not able to complete their kick ball wedding, I hope that they were able to stick together though the years, bonding based on their love of frogs, worms and practical jokes. I really hope that in the 22 years since this bo
I like this book for two reasons: 1) Watching the school kids read it and their reactions to everyday things that happen. 2) The interesting discussions we have afterwards. For instance, Harry has been asked by Song Lee to not fight with Sidney for any reason. Twice this year I have stopped at the end of the chapter and asked a 3rd grade group of boys & girls and 4th grade group of boys and girls the same question and the results were exactly the same: (I always ask the girls first) "Is ther ...more
Ka Youa

The story is basically about Harry who has come to fall in love with a new student in the class called Song Lee. Harry likes anything that is slimy things such creep things. He has a horrible best friend called Doug. When Song Lee comes to the classroom, she also brings with her an animal friend called Bong. The story also involves with Harry who passes a love note to Song in the class. Everyone knows about Harry who is falling in love with Song. Later Harry finally hears an answer whether or no
Horrible harry's secret is about harry's secret that is shared with doug. harry wants to get the attention of song lee.harry gets a note from song lee to not fight with sidney. Read to find the secret! I didn't like the book because there wasn't the conflict I wanted.
Horrible Harry is such a typical six year old. Or, as described by his friend: "Harry loves slimy things, hairy things, and creepy things. Harry loves anything horrible. I know -- I'm his best friend Doug." So, horrible indeed, but I think there are worse books that my son could be reading than the books about Horrible Harry. They're at times sweet, human, sincere tales of friendship. This one is probably my favorite so far. "So, what was Horrible Harry's secret then?", I asked my son as he clos ...more
Jen B.
I really enjoyed this cute little story of Harry's first crush. I think it is a great story for the transitional reader because the story line doesn't get overly complicated, the vocabulary is simple, and the I think the characters are relatable in all of the scenarios. I like the social aspect of some light bullying and advocacy, as well as the boy/girl dynamic. I think it is light-hearted and fun. I highly recommend it for boys or girls.
Jul 20, 2015 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is the eleventh book in the Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline and Frank Remkiewicz.

We've already read a few of these stories (out of order) and found them to be funny, short, and entertaining. So we decided to start reading the series from the beginning.

This story shows Harry's more tender side (completely horrible from his friend Doug's perspective) and his crush on a classmate. The lengths to which Harry will go to please his true love are humorous and entertaining. We enjoyed reading
Hassatou Sow
the thing that i think is that harry is in love with with song lee rings in her water fand it happens when song leebrog and harry falls in love and harry best friend doug can't stand all off the mush and harry keeps sentindg her notes saying do yu like me and he sent her a note saying do yu like mw A.a little B.some C.a lot D.none of above. song lee said i will like yu if yu don't fight anyone and if yu do i will not like yu anymore. HARRY WAS WRITING NOTES AND PUTTING IT ON SONG LEE DESK AND HE ...more
Jasmin Garcia
Horrible Harry's Secret is the story of a young boy who has a crush on a little girl named Song Lee. He falls for her when she brings a frog to class. The story is told from his friends perspective and tells the tale of how boys change for girls when they fall for them. Song Lee asks Harry to be nice and no longer fight with his enemy, which he does. Everyone believes there is something wrong with horrible Harry because Harry isn't being horrible. Fact is, he's just in puppy love.
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Leiera Monae
Children's Reading Adventures Book Club, Summer 2014

*D.E.A.R. Time -- Read with 8 & 9 year olds*

Muskan Patel
This book is fab.Iliked this book.It's mainly about two frndz.
Mia Henricks
I love all horible Harry books
Ahmad Hassan
this book is about harry that like someone.that person is song lee. she is in his class.harry start writing note to her. some of the note ask her if she like him .some time she would write back to day he made her a gift .it was a the end she told her that she like him.i like the book that why i want you to read it and tell me if you like it.
Jessica Puckett
The Horrible Harry books are good transitional chapter books for beginning readers of chapter books. Horrible Harry is a young boy who, in this book, has a secret. The book goes through his trouble of keeping the secret from his classmates at school.
Deborah Harris
AR Quiz No. 6273 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 2.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, VP
Kristine Pratt
OK, this series just keeps getting better. Horrible Harry in love is wonderful, and I really like the length's willing to go through for the girl he likes.

Wonderful book!
when harry has a crush on song lee he doesn't know if song lee likes him back so he tries best to make song lee like him.
It was okay because I liked harry for his self.But other than that it was good.also i kind like longer books now.
I didn't learn anything from it, but it was fun.
G solo
Nov 04, 2009 G solo rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 7-9 years
dumb secret not too interesting...
Shannon Rickert
i love these chapter books!!!!
I think it was mooshy.
May 18, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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Suzy Kline, nee Weaver, was an elementary school teacher for 25 years and most of her books are based on the experiences she had while teaching. Suzy and Rufus got married and had two daughters named Jennifer and Emily. Now, more than 24 years after writing her first book, Suzy has traveled all over the United States helping children learn how to enjoy reading and writing.
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Horrible Harry (1 - 10 of 36 books)
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  • Horrible Harry and the Green Slime
  • Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding
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  • Song Lee and the Leech Man
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“Boy, was I relieved! My best friend wasn't a robber after all. "SURE!" we shouted. Sometimes when we share the horrible truth, we become closer friends.” 0 likes
“Harry looked at the frog and then at Song Lee. "I'm in love," he whispered. "With a frog?" I replied. "No! With her.” 0 likes
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