The River (Brian's Saga #2)
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 military can learn the survival techniques that kep...more
Seriously? The government has nothing better to do than enlist a CHILD to RELIVE his most harrowing life event, from which he very nearly didn't survive, and whose survival HE HIMSELF attributes to luck? They couldn't just, you know, ask about it? And, of course, the plot is moved along by... lightning. Right. And, of ...more
When last we left Brian, he had just come out the other end of a harrowing survivathon in the woods: fifty-four days, alone with only a hatchet, of channeling his inner hunter-gatherer. It came to be known in Brian's mind as The Time—the experience that changed him, molded him, transformed him. His conception of food, of time, of nature, the way he approaches the luxuries of modern life—all had taken on a different tint from before.
Brian, now ...more
Now a government survivalist organization wants him to do it again, so they can improve the way they teach survival techniques. Things are going fairly smoothly - well, Brian learned a lot in his ordeal - but lightning strikes the government man through their 2-way radio, sendin ...more
I only recently discovered that Gary Paulsen wrote several sequels to Hatchet, three now to be exact. So I re-read Hatche ...more
This book by Gary Paulsen entitled “The River” is the second book of his series which followed “The Hatchet”. I think you will enjoy Paulsen’s book about bravery, determination, and the strong will to survive.
The book begins with Brian at his home where he is approached by two government agents and a psychologist that want him to go back out into the wild. Brian not only survived a plane crash two years prior but was able to survive being stranded on an island for 56 days. The agen ...more
I found The River to be a very interesting, intriguing book. With Brian having gone through something like this before, I thought this journey of his would be easy. I didn't think that Derek would have survived being struck by lightning.
In this book, Brian is sent back out into the woods, except this time, he has Derek there observing him to see how he survives. They are there for three days before a thunder storm hits. There is massive lightning strikes all around, and o ...more
This book was about brain in the last book it talked about him going on a plane and falling out of the sky the he survived in a deserted place and got out safely. This book is similar because at the beginning there is a person named Derick to see how he did it so he wanted brain to go out and do it again, but this time Derick would be at his side the whole time to take notes and if anything happened all he had to do was radio in. But then something tragic happened. The person that he was ...more
Brian who is the main character in this book fits the role perfectly. Brian is a high school kid who was stuck in the wild in a book before this. Brian has a very strong personality and is very strong as an individual. Brian has had a lot of things ...more
In the interest of preserving the details of the content and storyline, I will not give away the essence of the plot to substantiate my review. I can say this, the only ...more
"We want you 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 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived.
Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to bui ...more
-The River by Gary Paulsen
-The main characters in The River are Brian, a fourteen year old boy and Derek, Brian’s guide in the wilderness.
-Brian, a fourteen year old boy, survives a plane crash that he lands in a lake in the wilderness. He is alone and scared but survives for two months, until he is able to get help and returns home. Now the government has asked him to go back and do it again, in order to teach people how to survive in the wild. Brian is taken in the wilderne ...more
This story didn't resonate with me that well. I was used to, liked, and wanted to read more about Brain vs nature on his own grounds. However, there was still plenty of danger, excitement, and hair- ...more
Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve ...more