Sunday, May 7, 2017

Scar Girl by Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos is quickly ascending onto my list of favorite YA authors. He does a great job of being in the head of a teenage girl and two male bandmates who have their own invisible scars. Their issues are handled with great sensitivity.

Last year I read several novels and memoirs featuring teens and new adults in bands which made me turn a critical eye to "in the band" books. Scar Girl feels authentic. Vlahos's personal experience brings verisimilitude to his writing. This companion volume to the Morris finalist Scar Boy is very bit as good as it tells the band members stories, both positive and troublesome.  The book has heart.

Genre: YA Contemporary Life/ Issues