Young man and the sea
After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman decides that it is up to him to earn money to take care of himself and his father, so he undertakes a dangerous trip alone out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to try to catch a huge bluefin tuna.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sdpugh - LibraryThing
An excellent story of a twelve-year-old boy, Skiff, whose mom recently died. His dad has lost all interest in life. It tells of his struggles with bullying, fishing, earning money to survive. and dealing with a depressed dad. A good book to teach building suspense in a story. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
With homage to Hemingway, Philbrick took classic literature and modified it to a young adult coming-of-age tale. Instead of an older man who struggles to accomplish the dream of catching the biggest ... Read full review