The River Author:Gary Paulsen Part 2 of Hatchet. "We want to do it again." These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to do it again - to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the... more » military can learn survival techniques that kept Brian alive.
This time he won't be alone: Derek Holtzer, a gov. psychologist, will accompany him to observe and take notes. But during a freak storm, Derek is hit by lightning and falls into a coma. Brian's only hope it to build a raft and transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post - if the map he has is accurate.« less