The Scar Boys: a novel

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Scar Boys volume 1.
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A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out.

In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.

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9781512403923
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9780804167291
9781606844403
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UG
Level 6.1, 8 Points
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In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.

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subject_facetAdolescence
Audiobooks
Bands (Music)
Bands (Music) -- Fiction
Bands (Music) -- Juvenile fiction
Children's audiobooks
Disfigured persons
Disfigured persons -- Fiction
Downloadable e-Books
Electronic books
Families
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Fiction
Friendship
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION -- General
Juvenile works
Music
Near-death experiences
Near-death experiences -- Fiction
Near-death experiences -- Juvenile fiction
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Fiction
New York (State) -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
Young adult works
title_displayThe Scar Boys
title_fullThe Scar Boys
The Scar Boys / Len Vlahos
The Scar Boys : a novel / Len Vlahos
The Scar Boys : a novel [electronic resource] / Len Vlahos
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Audiobooks
Bands (Music)
Disfigured persons
Electronic books
Families
Family life
Friendship
General
JUVENILE FICTION
Music
Near-death experiences
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature