"Narrated in Flynn’s sarcastic-yet-realistic tone, the story provides a different take on wilderness survival than, say, Jean Craighead George’s My Side of the Mountain (1959)...A book that will grab many, including reluctant middle-school readers." - Booklist Online
"Hughes writes Flynn's story in the first person, allowing the reader to feel and experience all of Flynn's emotions and struggles. The tone and self deprecating humour allow the reader to easily connect with Flynn and to root for him despite his clear dislike of the circumstances he finds himself in. Short sentences, paragraphs and chapters propel this adventure story forward quickly it's a race to the finish of the book to find out how Flynn survives his days in the woods. Highly recommended for those who love adventure and the outdoors...[and] readers who just want a quick exciting read." - CM Magazine
"Will appeal to both those who prefer the comforts of the indoors as well as those who enjoy survival stories such as Hatchet or Stranded." - Resource Links
"Simply written, in first-person perspective, the novel is carried by the voice of its engaging and truly adolescent main character...A satisfying tale of a young man’s personal growth." - VOYA
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