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Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Peter Coyote Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Brian’s Saga Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751871
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Brian returns to the wilderness to discover where he truly belongs in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!
 
As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges.  But now that's he's back to ordinary life, he can't make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the north woods. How can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs? The answer is to return.
 
Gay Paulsen skillfully explores the meaning of belonging and purpose, and reminds us of a crucial rule of the wilderness: expect the unexpected.
 
“Bold, confident and persuasive.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“Paulsen bases many of his protagonist’s experiences on his own, and the wilderness through which Brian moves is vividly observed.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
Read all the Hatchet Adventures!
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  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 Julie | 12/20/2018

    " If you read Paulsen's first book THE HATCHET, you shoudn't waste your time on this one. It was very disappointing as it was a lot of the same storyline that is featured in THE HATCHET. Not much new material except WHO WOULD DO THIS AGAIN? The mothers I know would never allow themselves to be talked into allowing their kid to go back into the woods after the first harrowing experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 2/20/2014

    " Brian can no longer stand the real world and long's to return to the bush. When a counselor suggest he do this, he returns to the bush he loves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 2/16/2014

    " Brian's Return is the second installment of the Brian series. Its genre type is action adventure because its action packed all the way through. It all starts out with Brian getting into a fight with a jock and Brian turns survival mode. So he goes to a counselor named Caleb and he tells Brian he can go back to the wildnerness. In the wild he has to record what he sees for Caleb because Caleb is blind. That's my review for Brian's Return and I thought it was an enjoyable experience to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 2/13/2014

    " Brian's Return is a sequel to the Hatchet novels. Brian talks to a therapist and he tells Brian to return, which he does. Brian has never been the same since his first visit to the wild, and now he doesn't seem to fit into his old self. Brian has changed, and now he goes back, rebuilding his wildlife experience. I didn't like this book very much because it was basically, one day he makes a fire and eats fish. Next day, he finds fish and eats it with tea. It's just too repetitive. I would only recommend this book to people who have read the first few novels of Brian's wildlife adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asiri | 1/22/2014

    " And very interesting book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandi | 1/16/2014

    " Not as good as Hatchet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 1/8/2014

    " I thought this book was a good extension to the hatchet series. In this book Brian can not stand to be in normal civilization so tells his mom he is going to this camp but the pilot lets him off a hundred miles short. All in all this was a very interesting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 12/24/2013

    " My class adores Gary Paulsen. The first book we read as a class was the Hatchet and since then they have been hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reinhardt | 12/19/2013

    " This book is a great book I highly recommend it. It is a great savoir book with great skills to save you when your lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 12/19/2013

    " I really enjoy Brian's adventures and grow more fond of Paulsen's writing with each word! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/8/2013

    " this was my favorite of the hatchet series. always will be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 11/27/2013

    " These books are always a pleasure to read. The ultimate man vs. nature story, though it always turns into a man becomes one with nature story instead which is even more enjoyable. These are universal stories that should last forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin | 8/29/2013

    " Brian has returned to the canadian wilderness. But when he finds his friends house destroyed... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 7/6/2013

    " i think that this book was a good book. i think so because i would like to read it again. i was interesting and suspensful. i recomend this book to all people who like adventure books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 6/23/2013

    " Brian's Return may be the best of the Brian series. (besides Hatchet of course) Brian returned to the spot of the plane crash and faces all new challenges. I was sitting on the edge of my chair from beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hunter | 5/19/2013

    " Brains return is about a young boy that was on a plane that crashed into the wilderness. He learns many new things in the wild. When he is rescued and brung home he is having a hard time in the city. He is used to the harsh environment that its very hard for him to get I to the swing of things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/13/2013

    " Life has a way of changing you and certain events in life make it impossible to go back to the way you were Life is finding the "wilderness" that captures your heart and soul and few can ever truly understand that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pizza | 11/3/2012

    " It was short but it touched my heart. I don't know how, but it just touched my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ezekiel | 7/31/2012

    " Top Shelf short story! Took me probably about half an hour to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/5/2012

    " The 3rd and final book in the Hatchet trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 4/1/2012

    " Again, nice story. Not as good as Hatchet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 3/6/2012

    " This is where I decided to stop reading the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 2/27/2012

    " This book is about Brian returning to the wild after his experience being stranded there. This time he brings someone with him to document it. I found this book to be a lot like the others in the series. The writting was very descriptive though. "

About the Author

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean