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The River by Gary Paulsen
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May 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2011, young-adult-childrens, read-in-2014

1/31/14: 7th graders again loved this continuation of Brian's story.

5/20/11: I read Hatchet to a class of six graders and they loved it. Then I discovered a class set of The River, the sequel to Hatchet. The kids loved this one as well although our consensus was that Hatchet was a little better. Brian returns to the wilderness with a government psychologist to help improve wilderness training. Things go wrong and Brian is again on his own trying to survive.

A great compliment to Paulsen is that as soon as we finished the book, a girl said "I wish there were more books about Brian." I looked on the internet and realized there are two more books about this wonderful character. I think I have definitely created some new Gary Paulsen fans.

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