The River

The River

Book - 1991
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SUMMARY: Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen year old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival.
Publisher: New York, NY : Delacorte Press, 1991.
Edition: 1st. ed.
ISBN: 9780440803386
Branch Call Number: +F PAU
Characteristics: 132 pages ; map


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Jul 27, 2016

Read this after reading Hatchet, then Brian's Winter.

May 29, 2016

Quick, interesting read. Not quite as good as Hatchet, but still a very good YA book. Brian is amazing.

Mar 17, 2015

After reading Hatchet, I found out The River is sequel to Hatchet, so I started to read. This is a really nice survival book, and really I like it. Can't wait to read Brian's Winter. ^^

Jul 31, 2013

This is a great book!!!!! I had read the first book, hatchet, and it was a really great book so I wanted to make sure I found the second one to see if I would like it too. It is a continuation of Brian's story... He's going back to the woods with a government psychologist and things don't go as planned.... It was a very good book, just like I suggested it would be.

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

really good book!


Nov 18, 2011

this book is, although not as good and exciting as hatchet, good. it is about after Brian gets rescued, and then some people from the government has requested to make Brian go back to the woods again, teaching them how to survive, so they can teach people from the government. Brian agrees and then something terrible happens and has to survive and look after someone.

hermlou Sep 02, 2011

Not as good as Hatchet, The River still is exciting reading. Brian goes to a different wilderness location with a psychologist so that scientists can understand the psychological aspect of survival in the wilderness. They find shelter and build a fire, and then a thunderstorm changes their cozy life.


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Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

I have just finished the book called. “The River” by Gary Paulsen a realistic-fiction book. In this book the protagonist is Brian Robeson a fourteen year old teenager. The setting which most took place was the forest of Northern Canada. Brian is trying to go to Canada by an airplane to see his father during the summer; however, the pilot had a heart attack and died the plane; however, went out of control and Brian and the pilot fell down into a lake in the Northern Canada forest. The protagonist is the obstacles is the things in the forest that is trying to get him dead, for an example: the mosquitoes are keep on biting him and lead poison into his body which could lead him to death. So now continuing the second book, he is still trying to survive and trying to find help by fixing the radio and using things from the fallen airplane.

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