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Lobster Boy

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
'Lobster Boy' is an inspirational and compelling story of adventure and survival set against the savagery of nature and life as the underdog, from Rodman Philbrick, the award-winning author of 'Freak The Mighty'.
Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Felipe Echandi
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lobster Boy is a book about a 12 year old kid. His boat sinks when he is at school and his father doesn’t care. He knows an old man that lives nearby that can show him how to repair the boat it is really hard .Skiff, the boy ask help from the man so the man teaches him and helps him. When they finish repairing the boat the man says that the motor doesn’t work so it will be very expensive to repair it. Skiff doesn’t have the money but he has an idea of how to get it. First he catches and sells lo ...more
Marley Mahon
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't love this book but I liked it more and more as the book went on. I would've liked to see a little bit more in the book like a love triangle or something that would make it that bit more interesting but I still enjoyed it nonetheless
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Skiff Beaman takes on the world single-handedly, well almost! A life-affirming tale of a young boy trying to come to terms with the death of his mother, and cope with a father who has turned his back on life and drowning his sorrows with alcohol. Their fishing boat has sunk and needs money for repairs, and Skiff hatches on a plan to make money.......... lots of it. Suffice to say that things do not go to plan. Skiff's long journey out to sea is harrowing and full of adventure. A fast-paced read, ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
...or, the young man and the sea.

I like the underdog that Phillbrick writes in his books. Lots of technical stuff about boat building and fishing which might limit its audience.
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With his mother long gone and buried and his father, a drunk, who hasn't gotten off the couch for several months, Samuels boat sinks and without is he will have no chance to have his father quit drinking and make a income to support the two of them. Samuel finds a solution, and goes out in his skiff and baits enough lobster traps to make enough money for a new boat. The next day later all of Samuels lines were cut and he has suspicions about Tyler Croft, a spoiled rich jerk who has hated him for ...more
Hind Shami
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book
it is about a boy named skiff and his dad does not care about him
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Aka William R Dantz, Chris Jordan, W.R. Philbrick.

Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D.Stash series as best detective novel and then selected Philbrick's 'Brothers & Sinners' as Best Novel in 1993. Writing under th
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