5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Though the book is a dramatic read, I would not recommend it for readers that are younger or less mature, or those experiencing family srife because of the ideological setting. As with anything I think you should read it yourself before you decide if it is good for your child or not.
Availale on wikipedia: "the boy is stranded and the bittersweet memory of his mother, who Brian has discovered was cheating on his father...Finally, after reaching his father, he is no closer to being able to tell him about the mother's affair than at the novel's beginning." Though the boy's learning survival skills is empowering to him, it does noting to help him survive the emotional wilderness created by his selfish parents.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
My daughter had to read this for school. She was frustrated and expected it to be a "boy" book. Well, it was BUT she LOVED it. It is very well written and has plenty of adventure!
2 member(s) found this review helpful.
This is a Newberry Honor Book about a young man who survives a plane crash landing in the wildnerness and has to learn to survive on his own. Well written.