# Novel《New Book Condition +2015 William C Morris Debut Award Finalist》Len Vlahos - THE SCAR BOYS : Music Can't Erase The Past. But It Can Change The Future
★★ 2015 William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist ★★ ★★ 2015 TAYSHAS Reading List Top Ten Tiltle ★★ ★★ #1 on Winter 2013-2014 Kids' Indie Next List ★★ This Awards Winner bestselling fiction in paperback edition is a bran-new book and nicely wrapped with protective book-wrapper. The original new book is sold at usual price RM43.01. Now here Only at RM13. 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--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 8th 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. "The Scar Boys" is the name of a teenage band who goes through many challenges in a coming of age story. The main character was nearly struck by lightning at a young age and has the scars to show for it. Many readers liked that the main character is stuck as almost a sycophant of his so called best friend all the way through the story until he finally breaks free from his clutches and takes control of the band and his own life. Harbinger Robert Francis Jones (Harry, in short) was almost struck by lightning as a child. But almost is never good enough, and Harry was left with permanent scars that cover his face and shuns him from the world. Through his years of school, Harry has been tormented mercilessly for being an outcast, a freak. But then he meets Johnny, and everything changes when they discover music, and the power of friendship. Thus, out of the ashes, rises a group of young misfit musicians banded together in their search for fame, liberation, and love. They are The Scar Boys. Good friends are hard to come by. Friends that stand by you, defend you and support you through the highs and lows of adolescence are gems. Harry knows this best as he has been left with scars that have made making friends impossible. Until Johnny comes into his life. Johnny is the opposite of Harry in every way, yet the two become close friends. When Harry is rejected by a girl, Johnny's solution is to start a band. The band, The Scar Boys, becomes Harry's connection to his emotions and his ability to express himself in front of others. The journey takes the boys through high school and to the cusp of adulthood. They create an opportunity to tour the states for themselves and as the band sets out on the road, Harry and Johnny learn about loyalty, dignity and testing the bounds of friendship. This is a realistic look at how friends can help and hurt. It is also a look at how music has the power to transcend and uplift and carry people in ways that other artistic mediums can not. Music binds people together and creates anthems for generations. Harry creates his own anthem when he finally accepts himself and sees his real self.
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