Crabbe: 20th Anniversary Edition by William BellCrabbe: 20th Anniversary Edition by William Bell

Crabbe: 20th Anniversary Edition

byWilliam Bell

Paperback | June 30, 2006

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One night, just before final exams, 18-year-old Franklin Crabbe - smart, rich, yet unhappy and semi-alcoholic - packs his gear and drives away into the woods to disappear completely. Totally unprepared for bush life, Crabbe nearly perishes until he meets someone else who has her reasons to hide.
William Bell holds a Masters of Arts degree in Literature and a Master of Education degree. Bell's Young Adult novels have been translated into nine languages and have won a number of awards, among them the Ruth Schwartz Award for Excellence (Forbidden City), the Belgium Award for Excellence (Forbidden City), the Manitoba Young Readers...
Title:Crabbe: 20th Anniversary EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 30, 2006Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550050516

ISBN - 13:9781550050516

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Interesting Book This book is very interesting and well written. It feels like you are apart of the story and you are able to follow Crabbe along his journey. It is a "teen" book but I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read I love the book it doesn't feel like one at all it feels like a journey from the person they were and into the person they become
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coming - of - age novel I liked how William put Journals instead of Chapters, it really sets of a good vibe for the setting. Crabbe was unhappy with his life, he runs away because he is getting pressured by his parents into becoming a lawyer - which he does not want to be. He is tired of getting orders from everyone, this turned him into an alcoholic. Once Crabbe ran away, turns out he was not prepared to live on his own, in the woods. William Bell wrote a captivating story that'll hook the readers about Crabbe's survival story. This book shows us a boy who felt trapped by his life as a rich boy, and a life where all his choices aren't his. The journey of Crabbe's self -discovery awaits, read this book where you'll find it relate-able, humorous, and a rush of emotions for the protagonist.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read I read this in high school and it was actually better than I thought it would be. It does have the "high school novel" feel to it and it won't blow your socks off, but it was enjoyable for what it was. An interesting story that I think teens can somewhat connect to and that might even get them interested in nature!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless for Young and Old The coming of age story that involves tackling the wilderness. The images painted in your mind by Bell's powerful and detailed descriptions put the reader right in the forest alongside Crabbe.
Date published: 2016-11-12