Title: The Scar Boys
Author: Len Vlahos
Release Date: 01/21/2014

Reviewed by: Emily
As Harbringer (Harry) Jones attempts to write a college application essay, he shares the story of the two defining moments of his life: when he was tied to a tree and struck by lightning, and when he formed the band called The Scar Boys. He looks back over his life, but mainly focuses on the summer after he graduated high school when he and his bandmates went on their first tour.
This was an absolutely brilliant coming of age story and I enjoyed every page of it. Henry is severely scarred, and over the course of the story he comes to terms with not only his physical appearance, but also who he is as a person. I loved the sarcasm and witty humor threaded through the story. After this debut novel, I can’t wait to see what Len Vlahos writes next.