31 January 2014

The Scar Boys; Len Vlahos

The Scar BoysThe Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm being a little generous here - this should be 2.5 stars. The story was about a more adult Auggie Pullman from Wonder, a high school teen who was badly burned as a child and has a severely disfigured face. One day there's a friend, Johnny, and later, a band. A punk band that ultimately heads out on a tour of the South. Doesn't end well.

Here lie the problems: there's no reason for this to have been set in the 1970s, the device of having Harry write this as an admissions essay is less than successful because it's cute (or tries to be), and this is clearly all about the author instead of Harry or his problems. It seems that there is an audience for this book but I'm not among them.

Copy provided by publisher.

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