BOOK SUMMARY: Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his
father when the single engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone
in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother
has given him as a present--and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart ever since his parents' divorce.
But now Brian has no time for anger, self-pity, or despair--it will take all his know-how and
determination, and more courage than he new he possessed, to survive.