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The Island (original 1988; edition 1990)
by Gary Paulsen
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439786622, Paperback)
From a master storyteller comes a unique exploration into the exhilarating joys--and the inevitable dangers--of total solitude.
Every day, 15yo Wil Neuton gets up, brushes his teeth, leaves the house, and rows away from shore. He's discovered the island, a place where he can go to be alone and learn to know nature--and himself.
Wil's only mission is to let go of the outside world. But the outside world refuses to let go of him. His family regards him as a puzzle. The town bully is determined to challenge him. And suddenly, even reporters know his name.
He can confront them all, or he can embrace his solitude forever. Just one thing is certain now: Wil Neuton will no longer be relying on anybody but himself.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:47:51 -0400)
Fifteen-year-old Wil discovers himself and the wonders of nature when he leaves home to live on an island in northern Wisconsin.
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