IMWAYR: Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

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Another book I finished in a few days’ time! Dan Gemeinhart is a storyteller. scarislandbook

Scar Island is the story of some troubled boys, sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for their “crimes.” The setting is Alcatraz-like — dark, stormy, etc. The adults are less than welcoming to the young characters. They are weird creeps, dangerous villains. Then an accident — leaving the boys to their own devices. Is that a good thing? Who can be trusted? What will happen when they are “free?” It seems that everyone on the island is doomed. Is this what the boys deserve? A modern twist on a “Lord-of-the-Flies” tale makes readers stay up late at night to finish Gemeinhart’s current GREAT read. Of course, I love it that there’s a librarian at this “school,” creepy as it is.

 

IMWAYR: The Honest Truth

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It’s Monday: What Are You Reading? 

I picked up The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart because it’s been on my To-Be-Read pile the longest. I read from cover to cover quickly; I could not make myself leave the story. In honor of the main character, I wrote a haiku to share with you:

Heart-wrenching and real

This book forced me to wonder.

Thoughts on life and death