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Kingdom of Scars

Sam is a shy boy navigating two social worlds: the bullies at his all-boys private school and the small uncouth gang in his neighborhood. But being a teenager is all about redemption and recrimination, and seemingly huge moments eventually meaning nothing. Through these events, Sam discovers the boundaries of sexuality, friendship, authority, and the possibility of death.