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The Cave

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A compelling and confronting book that examines what it means to be young and male in the 21st century.

An important book that is guaranteed to stimulate debate and discussion.

For Sam and his schoolfriends the compulsory school camp is a time of great testing and endurance. Not only do the boys have to struggle with tough mountain climbs and canoeing trips, but there is the
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 29th 2002 by HarperCollins - AU (first published January 1st 2002)
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Susanne Gervay
Aug 22, 2010 Susanne Gervay rated it it was amazing
Love being an author writing about things that get you crying, laughing, thinking - from guys in 'The Cave' to school bullying in 'I Am Jack'
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Susanne Gervay's novel is deceptively moving and powerful, all the characters richly drawn and her description of camp life so realistic you feel you are living it. Highly recommended.
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The sensational new book, 'The Cave' is a compelling, confronting and important book that e
Dec 07, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book, I'm 21 now and have read it probably 5 or 6 times since I was 11 and first picked it up. There is some really brilliant character writing in the book and I definitely agree with the comments about it having a modern-day Australian Lord of the Flies feel to it. I would recommended this book to teens and young adults. I think the book is also a great one for boys to read
Hazel Edwards
Apr 13, 2013 Hazel Edwards rated it really liked it

Realistically drawn relationships and provokes readers to think about different kinds of courage: physical and emotional, and the ability to say no to pressure from mates. Good one for a group to read prior to going on a school camp.
Cally Jackson
Good book from a young adult male perspective. Didn't really leave a lasting impression on me though.
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Feb 16, 2010 Melanie rated it it was amazing
This is almost a Lord of the Flies Australian style. I can't wait for the movie.
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