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Scar Girl

By Len Vlahos

A page-turning, unflinchingly painful and partially redemptive sequel to Scar Boys that shows the devastating personal cost of fame.

Chey, Harry, and Richie tell their own stories about the ups and downs of being successful rock musicians. As the band grows in fame, the friends grow more distant, and misunderstandings and emotional meltdowns begin to tear them apart. Chey has a miscarriage but can't tell Johnny she was even pregnant, turning to alcohol instead as a way to cope; Harry wants to leave the band; and Johnny slips into a depression. The band's refusal to be honest with each other leads to dire consequences, and the book ends with Johnny's suicide. Ultimately music saves the remaining three, but all carry the scars of the shattering events.

  • Sequel to Scar Boys, which was a William Morris finalist, received a starred SLJ review, and extensive praise from the NYT, Kirkus, Peter Buck of REM, and countless others.
  • Unflinchingly honest look at how friendships are tested and broken by growing public fame.
  • Deals head-on with difficult and topical subjects like teen pregnancy, depression, alcoholism, and suicide.

About the author

Len Vlahos dropped out of NYU film school to go on tour with the punk-pop band the Woofing Cookies. His experience playing guitar and traveling with a bunch of teenage friends in a dysfunctional van formed the backdrop of The Scar Boys, his debut novel. By day, Len and his wife Kristen Gilligan, are the co-owners of Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO. They have two sons, one cat, and a very happy life.

ISBN: 9781606846070
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Dimensions: 140 x 210mm, 280pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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