Saturday, March 11, 2017

Scar Island

Jonathan has been sent to Slabhenge Reformatory School for Boys because of something that happened that he feels responsible for.  But Slabhenge is nothing like a school - more like a prison run by a tyrannical "Admiral" and staff. After just a few days, however, Jonathan and the other boys finds themselves suddenly without any adults.  While some boys want to leave immediately, others, including Jonathan want to stay and enjoy their new freedom.  But, a la Lord of the Flies, things quickly deteriorate.  To make matters worse a hurricane is coming.  Can Jonathan come to terms with his past and help the boys all face their futures?
At first I was put off by the horrible conditions of this "reform school" but I was sucked in by the action and adventure of it all as well as Jonathan's story of healing. 

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