Brian Robeson's wilderness survival story made me excited to read the rest of the series. I still haven't read Brian's Winter, Brian's Return, Brian's Hunt, or The River, but I might start on one soon. My brother liked this book a lot because of the outdoorsy parts, and I liked it because of the language uses. Mr. Paulsen used a great vocabulary while still making it seem like a teenage boy could say the things that Brian says. I think that this series is a must-read for every teenage boy (and most girls). I admit that this book would be more appealing to boys than girls, but I still think that this would be a great book for classes to read together.