Book Reviews of Brian's Return (Brian's Saga, Bk 4)

Brian's Return (Brian's Saga, Bk 4)
Brian's Return - Brian's Saga, Bk 4
Author: Gary Paulsen
ISBN-13: 9780440413790
ISBN-10: 0440413796
Publication Date: 5/2001
Pages: 144
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I didn't like this book nearly as much as Hatchet and Brian's winter. The author spends too much time listing the items which will be brought on the trip. By the time Brian finally makes it to Canada, his trip seems like a let down.
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Helpful Score: 1
this book is great for kids who love the out doors it is thrilling and adventrous.
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Interesting book. Not a usual read for me, but interesting none the less.
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This was a good book. I especially liked the part about Brian and his therapist becoming friends and Brian writing to him in the wilderness. It was nice for him to find a family too. My son loved this series and read all 5 books twice within 2 weeks.
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I like Gary Paulsen's writing style. His word choices are simple and non-taxing, but perfectly describe scenes and and feelings without any unnecessary gush. For instance:

While still back home and before deciding to return to the wild, Brian is accosted by a bully: "Brian came off the ground like a spring. His eyes, his mind, searched for a weapon, something, anything that he could use but there was nothing; pavement, a brick wall, a glass door. Nothing loose. It didn't matter. The thought did not slow his movement, and he had himself. He had his hands." Brian's resiliency--and his core being--shine through, yet the sentences are simple and unfussy. I appreciate that.

Even better, this story of his decision to return to the woods, possibly for good, is believable and interesting from start to finish.

***1/2 Three and a half stars!
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crease in the cover.