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 unprepare
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.
"Crabbe is a very well written novel, and William Bell succeeds in grabbing the attention of the reader (and keeping it). Other than a minor flaws, Crabbe certainly stands out in the world of young adult literature."
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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' Choice Award (Five Days of the Ghost), the Mr. Christie's Award (Zack), and the Canadian Librarian's Association Award (Stones).
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