Scar Island by
Dan Gemeinhart is the perfect book for reluctant middle school
readers. This gripping adventure story is an easy read (Lexile
rating of 610).
old Jonathan has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for
Troubled Boys. Jonathan thinks he deserves going to to this remote
island just large enough to house the crumbling stone school that
was once an asylum for the terrible thing he did. Just a few
chapters into the book, a lightning strike kills all the adults.
The boys struggle for leadership roles as a hurricane hits the
page-turner contains chapter-after-chapter ending in cliffhangers.
I found myself not being able to put the book down.