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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.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006, c1986
ISBN: 9781550050516
Branch Call Number: YA PB Bell 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 192 p


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Jun 30, 2016

Crabbe is an interesting and compelling book showing both the harshness of nature and the beauty of it. It's a story which makes you think and question yourself and something which makes you want to succeed and become something better. This story while many would deem a classic, is horribly under read and deserves some much needed love for the amazing plot and the multitude of ideas expressed within. The plot does take some time to pick up but once it does, you’ll be hooked and that's one thing that makes this book so good, it’s enjoyable to read. Overall, this is a book which needs more love and a book which you can enjoy. - @Kuhaica of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 30, 2014

The first half is fairly slow and requires a lot of patience. However, the second half (once Crabbe meets -) is quite interesting.

Dec 20, 2010

Lots of adventure and stupidity.

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