A terrific book I read over 20 years ago as a child with parents who recently divorced. Although the divorce in the story is not front and center, this story of courage helped me feel stronger. I listen to audio books while traveling long distances and this story and narrator didn't disappoint. Paulsen writes very descriptive words and the narrator did a great job of expressing these feelings.
I remembered reading this book as a kid, so I thought I would listen to it now to burn some time. Overall its a good story for kids, but the writing is very cheesy! I wouldn't suggest this book to adults. The worst part is the repeating of words, repeating of words... words...
This book is sad but a very good book. I right now have a concussion so I can't be on my phone or a screen and I can't read so audio books help pass time very well. Overall great book
the story is exceptional. I use it in my English classes.
I DO NOT LIKE how slow it is to buffer and fast forward to other sections. It is very frustrating
great listen for young boys! I listened to it after my son read it in his 3rd grade class. there is ONE part where the main character contemplates suicide but the author redirects it to show the reader how to learn from thoughts like that and that they are weak minded and useless. it also portrays self pity as useless and I think it's a good book to teach good life lessons with a very captivating story. parents should read it first to see if they are comfortable with the suicide part though.
This book was amazing. I am intrigued by Gary Paulsen and his work. I honestly dislike reading but he brings adventure and nature into all his books. This is the only reason I read. Almost ever book I must read is written by him. So I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves nature at its finest and worse. Enjoy!!!