Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart audiobook

Scar Island

By Dan Gemeinhart
Read by MacLeod Andrews

Scholastic Inc 9781338053845
6.70 Hours 1
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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.

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Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator MacLeod Andrews packs a knockout punch in his performance of this action-adventure, matching the intensity of the fast-paced story in tempo and tone…With Andrews energetically animating this exciting page-turner, listeners will hang on every word, awaiting each adventure.” AudioFile
“This is a terrific book, morally thoughtful and wonderfully well told, that nine- to fourteen-year-olds are likely to cover at a gallop.” The Wall Street Journal on Some Kind of Courage
“It’s grotesque, compelling, over-the-top, yet fully realized… Children who respond to it well will read it over and over again.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An emotionally hard-hitting survival story… A gripping page-turner.” Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Honest Truth

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Gemeinhart

Author Bio: Dan Gemeinhart

Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher, librarian, and the author of The Honest Truth and Some Kind of Courage.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English