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Brian's Winter
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2013
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What an incredible story coming from and incredible author. I am 56 and enjoyed this book as if I were a young person. Paulson knows how to captivate and entertain with a wonderful sense of humor. 10 or 60, if you like adventure, you will love this book!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2013
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im a country boy down in mid-mississippi and i love the woods.soon as i read Hatchet(the first book i read by Mr.Gary Paulsen)i was hooked.i would recommend it for outdoorsy folks.IT IS AN AWESOME BOOK!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2014
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This is a great book you must read it! This book is great for people who like adventure and survival books because this book is about "survival in extreme environments". This book is about a 13 year old boy named Brian Robeson survived a fierce plane crash, unfortunately he was the inly survivor and was stranded a in a forest with a deadly winter just around the corner. Brian was certainly not at all prepared for this deadly winter but....I cut off the ending for a reason, so if you want to know what happened in the end you have to read the book it may surprise you. What I really like about this book because during the book Brian remembers his life before the plane crash like his house, family, and belongings and how everything has changed. This l has made me realized too appreciate the things we have because one second he have everything one second later we have nothing. so read this book it is great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2014
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My daughter, 13, pushed me to read the Gary Paulsen books. I did, and I found them moderately enjoyable. They are a fast read for an adult, and I find them to be definitely designed for the lower attention span teenagers. They were good stories, but it seemed to me the author got tired of writing these books and ... just put The End on it. Each story has detail, then just quits. I would recommend it for boys, for teens, and for someone who can't get into a thousand page story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2013
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After reading Hatchet and The River by Gary Paulsen, I was intrigued to see what would have happened if Brian was not rescued when he was. Paulsen does a fine job describing Brian's trials and successes while stuck in the Canadian wilderness in the winter. This story shows us how much Brian how matured from when the story Hatchet began and how necessity is certainly the mother of invention.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2014
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My son read this for a Summer Reading Project. He has read the other books in the series and found this one just as good, better than the second book. For a boy who does not like to read, this kept him engrossed and he was able to finish it. He enjoys Gary Paulsen's books and wants to read more and that deserves an A+ from me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2014
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I read "Hatchet" as an assignment in college. I was thrilled with Paulson's writing. I have read most of his books, but own all of Brian's stories. I gave my daughters the stories to read. They gave it to my grandkids. I hope my granddaughter continues the tradition with my great grandson.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2013
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I felt I was there with Brian. He's amazing all the things he figured out and how he survived such horrible conditions.
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on February 12, 2015
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Boy verse Nature
Previously, I read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and the book was thrilling. He got me to enjoy that book so much, that I just had to read the next book, which is Brian’s Winter. This book disregards the ending of Hatchet, where Brain Robeson, the main character, is rescued after surviving a plane crash and summer alone in the north Canadian woods. Now, in this second sequel, Paulsen shows what would have happened if Brain had been forced to endure the harsh winter. For a brief time, Brian does well, living off the survival pack he recently found, which included a gun for hunting. Then, he runs out of food and his rifle stops working, and he realizes that he needs to start using his supplies carefully. He suddenly becomes aware of the cold weather coming, and he frantically works to prepare his shelter for winter. He also makes warmer clothes from animal skins, and constructs a more powerful bow and arrow. Will that be enough to keep him alive?
Overall, this book does a great job at keeping the reader interested. If you want a book that never gets boring, then this book is for you. Each day presents Brian with a new challenge, which keeps you on the edge of your seat. For example, the narrator says, “he would hunt big tomorrow, (Brian) thought. He would try to get a deer” (Paulsen 58). Brian faces challenges like trying to hunt a deer every day. The biggest question is: will Brian find enough food supply to stay alive through the brutal winter? Can his new and improved bow and arrow be the key to his survival? I would recommend this book to readers of all types. Trust me, you will never get bored and you won’t want to put the book down. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
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Ny high school students LOVED this book! After reading "Hatchet", my students demanded the read about Brian's journey of surviving the winter in the woods. Highly recommended!!!
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