Friday, June 25, 2004

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian is stuck in the wilderness after a devastating plane crash right after the plane's pilot is killed by a massive heart attack. The book starts in the fall, when Brian is reminded several times that winter is on its way. He tries to get ready, but what he isn't prepared for is two feet of snow. With only a hatchet, bow and arrows, and some clothes he made, how will he possibly survive the winter ahead?

I think the book is good. The book's mood is sometimes happy and sometimes sad. The story is very conflictive, both man vs. nature and man vs. self. The theme is survival in nature. This book interested me because I had read HATCHET, and I thought it was good, so I decided to read BRIAN'S WINTER. Bruce H.

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