by Gary Paulsen Year Published: 1987

Lost, Brian Robesom, sole passenger on a Cessna 406, is on his way to visit his father when the tiny bush plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. With nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present, Brian finds himself completely alone.

Challenged by his fear and despair- and plagued with the weight of a dreadful secret he's been keeping since his parents' divorce- Brian must tame his inner demons in order to survive. It will take all his know how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed.