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Publisher's Summary

Dan Gemeinhart brings his signature blend of action, heart, and beautiful writing to a tale of misfits struggling to survive.
Jonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys - an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And it is just the place Jonathan figures he deserves.
Because Jonathan has done something terrible. And he's willing to accept whatever punishment he has coming.
Just as he's getting used to his new situation, however, a freak accident leaves the troubled boys of Slabhenge without any adult supervision. Suddenly the kids are free, with an entire island to themselves. But freedom brings unexpected danger. And if Jonathan can't come to terms with the sins of his past and lead his new friends to safety then every boy on the island is doomed.
Dan Gemeinhart's most gripping novel yet, this is a tale of misfits and outcasts at odds and in peril and a redemption story that shines a light on dark truths to reveal that the strongest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves.
©2017 Dan Gemeinhart (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jillaine Lucas on 12-08-17

amazing

super good in emotional in a really good way and it's very very good and scary

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tommie Jean Kelly on 08-13-17

Vivid Writing

This story kept me turning the pages. I did not know what to expect but as I read, The story just consumed me. As a librarian myself, I loved the Old Librarian character tucked away in the castle. A Great Read!!

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