Brian's Return by Gary Paulsen

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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.


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About Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books and the winner of numerous awards, including three Newbery Honors and the Golden Spur Award for Best Young Adult Western.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Laurel Leaf. 130 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Surviving the media coverage and the unwanted attention of other high school students has become more onerous to Brian than his experiences in the wild;

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The author here spells out the incidents in his own life that appear in Hatchet and its sequels.

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In this fifth book of the western-mystery adventures of New Mexico Sheriff Al Murphy, the lean and leathery lawman finds himself on the trail of renegade Apache, murder and conspiracy.

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First there was Hatchet, Paulsen's classic tale of a boy's survival in the north woods after a plane crash.

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In a starred review of yet another sequel to Hatchet, PW called the work "bold, confident and persuasive, its transcendental themes powerfully seductive."

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(Paulsen addresses the same theme, albeit more grimly, in his Civil War novel Soldier's Heart.) Here, Brian has returned to his mother's house and can barely reconcile the seemingly arbitrary demands of high school with the life-or-death challenges he surmounted during his months alone in the wil...

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