By Gary Paulsen
Simon Pulse, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416936466, 189pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Brian Robertson, sole passenger on a Cessna 406, is on his way to visit his father when the tiny bush plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. With nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present, Brian finds himself completely alone.
Challenged by his fear and despair -- and plagued with the weight of a dreadful secret he's been keeping since his parent's divorce -- brian must tame his inner demons in order to survive. It will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed.
"This is a spellbinding account...a winner."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
-- Booklist, starred review