Skarrs

Skarrs

Skarrs Danny Boy shaves his head for Grampa Dan s funeral and the barber tells him he looks like a prisoner of war Danny Boy doesn t care he s on a downward spiral Drinking cutting school obsessed with the

  • Title: Skarrs
  • Author: Catherine Forde
  • ISBN: 9781405209472
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Danny Boy shaves his head for Grampa Dan s funeral and the barber tells him he looks like a prisoner of war Danny Boy doesn t care he s on a downward spiral Drinking, cutting school, obsessed with the sick, violent lyrics of his favorite band, Skarrs Danny would like to clean up his act and get together with the gorgeous Ali, but he can t escape Jakey s gang, even whenDanny Boy shaves his head for Grampa Dan s funeral and the barber tells him he looks like a prisoner of war Danny Boy doesn t care he s on a downward spiral Drinking, cutting school, obsessed with the sick, violent lyrics of his favorite band, Skarrs Danny would like to clean up his act and get together with the gorgeous Ali, but he can t escape Jakey s gang, even when the police come asking questions While running from Jakey s revenge, Danny at last hears the truth Grampa Dan always hearing Skarrs lyrics about concentration camps pounding through the wall from Danny s bedroom had himself been a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp When Danny finds out the truth about Grampa Dan, he has one last chance to put things right.

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      Published :2019-05-13T22:35:10+00:00

    808 Comment

    When I first started this I hated it. I hated the voice and character of Danny the protagonist, but I stuck with it and realised I wasn't meant to like him. Danny goes off the rails when he gets in with the wrong crowd and like many impressionable teens he cant get out of the situation even if he wanted to. When the story of his grandfather's experiences as a prisoner of war and interwoven with Danny's predicament, the story becomes more interesting and thankfully doesn't turn around into a conv [...]

    This is one of those books that should be read in education, like the Catcher in the Rye. Similar foundation, here in the heart of Scotland we have a 15 year old Danny who walks with a bad crowd and listens to angry, racist, sexist music from the fictional titular band Skarrs.Starting post funeral of his grandfather a POW of a Japanese camp we follow a very unlikable teenager as he squanders chances by being a sheep with local hard-case, Jakey and his drones, getting drunk, skipping school and i [...]

    Teen books are usually a quick read for me but the topic in this one got to me. Danny gets into Jakey's gang (not a good choice as he drinks, does drugs, steals - everything you don't want your teen to do. Skarrs is the name of the band they both follow but the lyrics and 'music' is an insult to his grandad (though he doesn't know it at the time) who suffered greatly in the war as a prisoner under the Japanese. When he is prepared to listen to the truth, he can begin to turn his life around and [...]

    I started this book thinking, "Oh my, why did I have to get this book from the second hand book store? I could've bought something better." But in truth, it was a really good book. Totally different from what I expected, and I mean it as a compliment.

    This was a quick and fairly easy read. Not to say it was really 'light', at first I thought it might be but it developed some more substantial ideas and was quite touching and disturbing in places.

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