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Scar Island

By Dan Gemeinhart   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338053845 Hardcover
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338053869 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Dan Gemeinhart brings his signature blend of action and heart to a tale of misfits struggling to survive.

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. Dan Gemeinhart’s most gripping novel yet, this is a tale of misfits and outcasts at odds and in peril, and a redemption story that shines a light on dark truths to reveal that the strongest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Honest Truth:

“An emotionally hard-hitting survival story... A gripping page-turner.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Some Kind of Courage:

“ This is true adventure with strong underpinnings of moral courage and love... Poignant and real.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“ Exhilarating and enthralling, Courage promises even the most reluctant readers a breakneck

adventure that will keep them turning the pages with utter devotion.” —Booklist, starred review