Kid View: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

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Kid View: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

Scar Island Book Cover Scar Island
Dan Gemeinhart
Mystery, Middle Grades, Fiction, Adventure
Scholastic Press
January 3, 2017

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.

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart spine and front cover


I read Scar Island for a book club at my school. It was pretty good but it wasn’t my favorite book ever. I felt like I was always expecting it to get more exciting, and I also think like the actual story’s plot was a little unclear for a lot of the book. So overall I ‘d say it was three stars.
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart front cover without book jacket
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart front cover


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