I read Hatchet way back in elementary school and loved it. My mom had read it back then and loved it too (she read a few books of the series). So when she decided to re-read Hatchet and read the rest of the series I went along with it. My mother and I lovingly call Brian "Hatchet."So Brian has gone back to the wilderness to help the government train astronauts and others how to survive in a situation like Brian's. I enjoyed this one probably as much as I originally enjoyed Hatchet. I did feel that this one was a bit short (it is a kids book though) and kind of wrapped up abruptly. I would recommend this to people who enjoyed Hatchet.