Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present — and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair — it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
All my friends outside of school hate it when a teacher pushes a book onto them and they go “oh yeah, this isn’t so bad, I actually kind of like this,” and then they have to write a book report. Of course, I–being the boring one–never had that feeling. Plus, I go to a school where everyone likes to read, so…yeah….
But I can relate to the feeling, and this is a book a lot of my friends have kind of approached me with this book in hand and said, “Hey, this is a great book!” And it is. It’s a thrilling story of survival and ingenuity. The narration, plot and twists were fun to read about and I’ve read this story numerous times. 4.5 stars!