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#1993135 in eBooks 2016-03-01 2016-03-01File Name: B01BV2WFBM | File size: 29.Mb Len Vlahos : Scar Girl before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Scar Girl: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great sequelBy Kindle CustomerScar Girl was a great follow-up to Scar Boys. Len is able to delve into very relevant teen and young adult topics. It's difficult to reach the end of the book and say goodbye to the characters.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy LarryRead Scar Boys so had to purchase and read this....0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great Book If You Are Interested in a Realistic, Heartbreaking, Yet Lovable Story of Four Band Members Living Their DreamsBy BookreporterSCAR BOYs long-awaited sequel has finally arrived, and I am more than satisfied! SCAR BOYS, which
was even approved by Peter Buck of R.E.M., focused more on Harry Harbinger Jones and his punk band. SCAR GIRL, however, picks up where SCAR BOY left off, in the late 1980s punk scene when the Scar Boys finally get their first record.SCAR GIRL deals with the complexities of friendship and a rise to stardom the band was maybe not ready to really deal with. Vlahos portrays these characters as ordinary people experiencing and living in not-so-ordinary conditions.I would like to start off by saying that I was a huge fan of SCAR BOYS; I felt that the plotline was well developed, and the characters were both charming and, in a odd way since I am in no way in the punk scene, relatable and brutally honest. SCAR GIRL makes me feel the same exact way.This novel is a bit different structurally from its predecessor since this one is formatted as a long and personal interview. The stories of each one of the characters are not told through a regular plot, but through an interview. I also enjoyed that the interviewer remained anonymous, it left the identity of the interviewer open-ended; while one could view the interviewer as himself or herself or, perhaps, Johnny. I also think that having the novel written this way helped with the fluidity of the plot while deepening my understanding of Cheyenne, Harbinger, and Richies relationship.I got really attached to Cheyennes character; I feel like after reading this installment of the series, I both understand and have a deeper knowledge of the terrible things she had to go through. Without giving any spoilers, I can definitely say that she was by far the strongest out of the four band members, and I admire her a lot. Richie was also a nice character; he was always giving the most entertaining stories to remind me of the actual interview-style atmosphere of the book. It was a nice contrast between the serious stories given by Cheyenne and Richies light-hearted comments.It was a bit difficult though, to navigate through the several punk references the Vlahos made at certain points of the novel. Although I did look some of them up and I realize this book is targeted towards a demographic that understands the references themselves, I found that it took away some of the enjoyment of reading --- at least for the average reader.Nevertheless, this was a great book that I recommend reading if you are interested in a realistic, heartbreaking, yet lovable story of four band members living their dreams, and explaining everything they had to go through to achieve them.Reviewed by Rachel D. When The Scar Boys ended, the band has fallen apart. Harry and Johnny are barely speaking, and Cheyenne is feeling desperate about Johnny, who has retreated into silence. It's only through their music that the group is able to rebuild their relationships, and they slowly begin to reach musical success and fame. In Scar Girl, Cheyenne, Harry, and Richie tell their own stories as they discover the ups and downs of being rock musiciansincluding meltdowns on stage, too much drinking, keeping secrets that should be shared, and having fights that test the limits of their friendship. The band's reputation grows and grows, but will the kids themselves survive?Len Vlahos delivers a powerful sequel to his bestselling YA sensation, The Scar Boys, with a story of love, music, and heartbreak. "Vlahos, a finalist for the Morris Award with The Scar Boys, has succeeded in creating a sequel every bit as compelling and emotionally charged as its predecessor. . . . Like its predecessor, this novel will leave readers aching for an encore." --starred, Kirkus s"Picking up where The Scar Boys (2014) left off, this sequel uses an interview format to . . . give readers a look at how all four deal with various unfortunate events while still producing music that stands audiences on their heads. . . . [This] story will offer satisfying closure to the first book's many fans who want to know what happened next." --BooklistAbout the AuthorLen Vlahos has held leadership positions with the American Booksellers Association and Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and co-owns The Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, CO. His novel The Scar Boys was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award.