02/11/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Brand-new Scar Island is Dan's most gripping novel yet -- a tale of misfits and outcasts at odds and in peril. This redemption story shines a light on dark truths to reveal that the strongest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves. 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 is a teacher-librarian and father of three. Previous novels include Some Kind of Courage and The Honest Truth, a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and an Indie Next List pick. Dan lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington.