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Len Vlahos

If RJ Palacio's Wonder was a young adult novel, it'd be something like The Scar Boys. 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. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" written by Lee Hazlewood. Copyright ©1965 - 1966 ® 1983 - 1984 Criterion Music Corporation. All rights reserved. Used By Permission. International Copyright Secured.

If RJ Palacio's Wonder was a young adult novel, it'd be something like The Scar Boys. 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. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" written by Lee Hazlewood. Copyright ©1965 - 1966 ® 1983 - 1984 Criterion Music Corporation. All rights reserved. Used By Permission. International Copyright Secured.
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If RJ Palacio's Wonder was a young adult novel, it'd be something like The Scar Boys. 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. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" written by Lee Hazlewood. Copyright ©1965 - 1966 ® 1983 - 1984 Criterion Music Corporation. All rights reserved. Used By Permission. International Copyright Secured.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lincoln Hoppe

Length:

6h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:40


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:11