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Gemeinhart, Dan.
SCAR ISLAND
New York : Scholastic, 2017
IL 3-6, RL 4.5
ISBN
1338053841

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Meet Jonathan Grisby. Heís done something terrible, we just donít know what that is quite yet. This unspeakable act that heís committed has landed him at Slabhenge Reformatory School, which is situated on a remote island and also happens to be a former insane asylum. The outlook is grim from the outset. The building is falling apart, food is scarce and all of the authority figures are abusive and cruel. The boys that are being held here have little hope, until the day when a freak accident takes all of the adults out of the picture. Itís any delinquent teenagers dream: no rules! However, a pecking order soon takes form (think Lord of the Flies) and the boys seem to be little better off than they were before. Filled with suspense and adventure, Scar Island is a true page turner. Judge for yourself if Jonathan Grisbyís punishment fit his crime.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2018)

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