Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekly Reads: Scar Island

Scar Island is the newest book by Dan Gemeinhart, a phenomenal middle school/middle grade author. This book was being described as Holes meets Lord of the Flies. Yes please! It was a super fast read, and fast-paced novel. I flew through it. I've been doing summer reading promotions to 5th and 6th graders and many of them loved this just as much as me.

My rating: 4.5 stars.

Summary from goodreads:

Jonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys -- an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And it is just the place Jonathan figures he deserves.

Because Jonathan has done something terrible. And he's willing to accept whatever punishment he has coming.

Just as he's getting used to his new situation, however, a freak accident leaves the troubled boys of Slabhenge without any adult supervision. Suddenly the kids are free, with an entire island to themselves. But freedom brings unexpected danger. And if Jonathan can't come to terms with the sins of his past and lead his new friends to safety . . . then every boy on the island is doomed.

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