Brian's Return

Brian's Return

Hatchet Series, Book 4

eBook - 2007
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As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges. But now that's he's back in civilization, he can't find a way to make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the North. The only answer is to return-to "go back in"-for only in the wilderness can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs.From the Paperback edition
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780307433190
Branch Call Number: NCKIDS eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: NC KIDS Digital Library

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Aug 02, 2018

Although this isn’t the book that has the most action (actually it probably has the least) I thought that it was a wonderful read, because Brian describes everything so perfectly in this book that I feel like I was with Brian. Beautiful description. Would definitely recommend.

DBRL_KrisA Apr 29, 2017

This is (in my opinion) the best of the books in this series. There's not a whole lot of action, but it's a beautiful description of how Brian feels the need to return to the wilderness, and what awaits him there.
After spending the winter in the wilderness (Paulsen incorporates the "what-if" scenario from Brian's Winter into this book), Brian returns to his "normal" life of school and friends, but something just doesn't feel right. He doesn't care about the little things that other students are talking about - like girlfriends, and television shows, etc. - and he starts becoming more isolated. After an incident with a bully, where Brian reverts to his wilderness self and seriously injures the other student, he is required to spend time with a therapist. As he describes his survival experiences to the therapist, he comes to the realization that he wants (no, needs) to go back to the wilderness. This book is all about that trip and about Brian's spiritual awakening.


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Mar 13, 2014

allen6to7 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 73

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