Scar Island is an engrossing story of a boy named Jonathan Grisby who is sent to Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys. Slabhenge is an ancient building in the middle of the ocean on its own island, and the only way in or out is by boat. Jonathan thinks that he deserves living in this crumbling fortress because of what he did in his past.
All of the kids hate the place, but when a freak accident occurs, leaving the entire island entirely unsupervised by adults they all choose to stay and have the entire island all to themselves. What they don’t realize is that without adults, they might be in terrible danger.
I decided to read this book because I had read The Honest Truth, which is also by Dan Gemeinhart, and I really enjoyed it. When I went to the library and saw Scar Island on the shelf, I thought, Why not? I got home and started to read. I finished one chapter… then another… and another, until I finished the entire book! Scar Island was so good that I just couldn’t put it down.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction or adventure books. I hope you’ll take my advice and read Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart!