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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is the story of a 15 year old boy. Takes place right after he has moved yet again to a new town. There is tension in the house between the parents. There is tension due to the move and their place in the world. The boy finds a lake. In the middle of the lake is an island. He is drawn there. He goes to the island and he learns. He learns who he is. He learns about nature. He learns about the world and his place in it. He goes to the island to write, paint, meditate & to learn. Until he just doesn't leave the island. This is his story. It is different than the other Paulsen books that I've read but you can still tell that it's a Gary Paulsen book. Very very good.
Review: The IslandUser Review - Goodreads
SEEKING GROWING SPACE Unlike Paulsen's exciting adventure and suvival stories this book is unusually introspective, offering less action and dialogue than may suit most teens. Still it presents good ...