Brian's Return

Brian s Return 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 in civil

  • Title: Brian's Return
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • ISBN: 9780440413790
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 in civilization, he can t find a way to make sense of high school life He feels disconnected, isolated than he did alone in the North The only answer is to return to go backAs 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 in civilization, he can t find a way to make sense of high school life He feels disconnected, isolated than he did alone in the North The only answer is to return to go back in for only in the wilderness can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs.Book Details Format PaperbackPublication Date 5 8 2001Pages 144Reading Level Age 12 and Up

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    1. It was about 20 years ago in school that my teacher read to us The Hatchet. It was always one of my favorite books. One that I would come back to and read occasionally as I got older.I started re-visiting classics that were popular when I was a child. So with the power of the internet, I was able to discover, much to my surprise, that Gary Paulsen hadn’t been idle with his young character, Brian. Naturally I knew about The River, but not that fans had badgered Mr. Paulsen to write an alternati [...]

    2. In the book Brian's Return there is one main character who is Brian. Brian hasn't felt the same sense he came back from the woods everything is different part of him was left back in the woods and he is going to return back retrieve it. At school Brian doesn't feel right Brian is a junior in high school many people think he is weird because he acts different. Brian has some enemy's in school one is a big football player who gets in a fight with Brian which Brian beat him up in self defense. Bria [...]

    3. I liked reading this book a lot because I enjoy the outdoors like Brian. Brian Robenson survived living on his own when his plane crashed in the book "Hatchet", when Brian goes back home and realizes civilazation doesn't really fit who he is. Brian talks to his school counselor and lets out how he is feeling, the counselor enjoys listening to Brian talk and tells stories when and how he survived being in the wilderness the first time. Brian wants to return back to the wilderness. Brian wants to [...]

    4. This is a good book. I liked it a lot. One of the things I liked the most was the part when Brian talks to Caleb, his therapist. I liked the bond they had with each other. It wasn't like a regular therapist-customer bond, but more like a friend bond.Most of the book is in the wilderness. Some of it, like the beginning, is in the city. Brian didn't like the city much because it was really loud and there was a lot of people. He wanted to be in a quiet place, and alone. That's what the woods gave h [...]

    5. I enjoyed "Brian's Return" by Gary Paulsen, because it deals with Brian and his adventures. I am a country boy so I could relate to him. It is basically about a teenage boy who in an earlier book gets stranded in Minnesota and has to fend for himself. It is a continuation of the story about real life events that had happened to the author Gary Paulsen. This book talks about how he overcame his fear of the country. When he was forced to live his life in the wilderness after the plane crash. He go [...]

    6. I just finished reading "Brian's Return" by Gary Paulsen, I thought that the book was excellent, I could picture the experiences of the book in my head, like how he describes how the trees moved or the sunsets over the lake. When Brian decided to go back, I thought he was crazy, but then when he is there and makes the choice to never leave and live the rest of his life there, it blew my mind that after all that Brian went through, he would want to stay there.The main character of the book, Brian [...]

    7. This book is a sequel to the book hatchet. In this book, the main character is brian. recently he was stranded in the woods after a plane crash. in the months he was there he became almost like part of the woods. when he finally came back he didnt like everything how it was back at home. people made him mad and it wasnt the same. he beat up a guy almost just out of instict. he talked to a therapist for a little while,and decided to go back to the woods. thats why its called brians return. Brian, [...]

    8. I love the way the author describes the setting. The Descriptions really brought the story "to life." Brian's return is a very compelling story about a boy's itch to be one with nature. I recommend this to anyone who likes adventure.

    9. I think that much of what makes Brian Robeson such a compelling figure is the way that his character reflects the life and philosophy of author Gary Paulsen. Brian is an intensely autobiographical creation, and the spirit of personal independence and craving for nothing more than to just be a part of the wilderness—a craving that had its origin in the first book of his adventures, Hatchet—is clearly the heartfelt desire of Gary Paulsen played out on the page, in a situation that he has imagi [...]

    10. I did not really like this book because in the beginning it was really gross and at the end it got better but it was not awesome so I gave this book 3 STARS!

    11. Its a good book about Brian going back into the wilderness because he doesn't like the city and the press. follows him and asks about it.

    12. I read the book entitled Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen. This book is a continuation of Hatchet also by Gary Paulsen. The main character Brian has been encouraged by his counselor to go back into the wilderness because he feels he doesn’t fit in where he lives. He feels more at home in the woods. This book describes his life there. My favorite part of this book is how the author uses his words to make me a vivid picture in my mind. An example is when the wind and rain started to kick up. The [...]

    13. Personal response: I read the book Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen. I thought it was a very great and interesting book, because it involved wildlife and nature; two things I enjoy. Brian realized that life outside of the woods wasn’t for him. After many failed attempts at trying to live in the city he decided he was better off living in the wild where he belongs. After many counseling sessions with Caleb, Brian decided to make a list of all of the items he needed to be prepared to move back t [...]

    14. Personal Response: I read the bookBrian’s Returnby Gary Paulsen. I really enjoyed reading this book. The author created a plethora of imagery, and I could feel like I was in the book. The book was not predictable at all, and those types of books appeal to me.Plot: This book was about a boy who loved living in nature. He once got stranded in the woods and survived, and ever since that happened he has wanted to go back. He was having problems with this and it actually caused him to have withdraw [...]

    15. I think that this book is awesome. I have always loved books by Gary Paulsen. He just knows how to make people want to read the book. I recommend this book to everyone. If you don't like it, then don't read it. I think that just about everyone will like this book. I wish that I could be Brian. Going out into the middle of know where all by yourself. Also having to survive by killing things. Having to do everything by yourself, with nobodies help.

    16. Personal Response: This book was an excellent book to wind down the series. I enjoyed reading this book because it made me realize how attached you can become to something. There comes a time where you have to let go and sometimes you just cant. This book kept me reading until I fell asleep some nights. I read it really fast because I wanted to know what Brian would do next. I would like to meet Gary Paulsen someday and ask him questions about how he survived in the wilderness. Plot:Brian's Retu [...]

    17. I picked this one up out of curiosity, to see how Mr. Paulsen got Brian back to the wilderness. (Besides, it's short and a quick read.) You can see from my previous reviews that this series has been hit and miss for me. Brian's Return, the fourth installment of the saga, was mostly a hit.After his extended period of time alone in the wilderness, Brian has a hard time readjusting to "real life," even after being back for more than a year. In what would undoubtedly be diagnosed today as a reactio [...]

    18. I really enjoyed ¨Brianś Return¨ because I enjoy reading about books written about nature. This book is about a boy named Brian who was lost in the wilderness after a plane crash. He wants to go back to where he was found, because he does not like being in civilization. He can't stand it, because he was in the wilderness for so long, he found it peaceful. In this book the main character name is Brian. He really likes the wilderness, because it is peaceful to him. He does not like civilization [...]

    19. I read the book “Brian’s Return” by Gary Paulsen. The book is about a young boy named Brian who is dying to get back into the wilderness. While he is at school he really doesn’t talk much or make a whole lot of friends. One day a girl in his class walks up to him and asks him out on a date. When they get to the place they are going to eat, a mean boy in their class pushes the door open and knocks the girl over. Then he punches Brian and Brian’s first instinct from the wild is to fight [...]

    20. Genre: Adventure Pages: 144Brief summary: It is about a kid named Brian and he comes back from his trip from the wilderness. He comes back and he goes to school but he is not a normal kid he went to the wild stayed there he knows what is like. So he was interviewed a while back when he came home but a couple years passed by and this girl wanted to get to know him better. So they go somewhere to eat but when they do this football player really likes the girl that Brian was with so he gets mad and [...]

    21. Personal ResponseI liked this book because it was very fascinating on how Brian had to live in civilization after he had lived in the wilderness for a long time.Plot:A boy named Brian had to find a way to live his life in civilization after he had lived in the wilderness for a while but he can't find a way to live that way he just doesn't feel the same about civilization he feels isolated and disconnected from nature. Nature to Brian is apart of him now and he needs to go back to the wilderness [...]

    22. Brian's return is about a boy named Brian who is coming back from the wild and is out in the city and experiences a complete different lifestyle that he is not fit for. He gets in a fight and then is issued to a psychologist. After this he make an excuse to go to visit the Smallhorn family but instead goes into the woods. Lots of things happen while he is there such as, a deer getting in his canoe, wolves and bears coming over to his camp and even gets an arrow in his leg. He makes a list consis [...]

    23. The book I read was Brian's Return by Gary Paulsen which is another continuation of Brian's story. In this story Brian goes back to nature after a nasty fight. The biggest reason Brian goes back into the wilderness is because he felt disconnected to civilization. Brian also made a new friend, Caleb, a blind psychiatrist who helps Brian. The saga still takes place in the Canadian wilderness, Brian is heading to friends he met a long his journeys who live in the wilderness. One Brian's way there h [...]

    24. I can't imagine how hard it was for Brian to return to normal society after going through what he did. And it was hard. He came up with a plan to go back to the wild for the summer, secretly planning to stay longer, and this book is about those adventures. I found this story to be at a slower pace than the previous ones. There is a lot of detail about his thoughts and his actions. It was fun to understand his thought process a bit better.At the end of this book, there is an Author's Note and the [...]

    25. In the book Brian's Return there was a lot of actin but also a lot of adventure and suspense. In the book there were two main characters,Brian and Caleb. Caleb was a blind therapist that Brian had talked to and had come to have a strong connection with him. Brian was the main character in this book and he loved the outdoors and hunting. Brian was in fact so in love with the outdoors he asked Caleb if he knew anyone that could bring him back to the 'bush'(a forest with a lot of trees almost like [...]

    26. Brian's return was good. When he first went out in the woods, he felt a special connection with the scenery around him. He felt like he was at home like when he was in the woods the first time, in hatchet. He wanted to stay. He eventually told the group he was with that he was going to stay. Another person stayed with him. They camped out and found food. When they were asleep one night, lightning strook his friend. The friend was in a coma. He then paddled down a super long river, and eventually [...]

    27. Brian has been back in the world for two years, but nothing is right. Not the sounds, or the foods, or the football player who attacked him. And especially not the way Brian reacted to that attack.How he put that guy in the hospital.Something is missing in Brian. He doesn’t know what, but he knows WHERE it is. In the north. The woods.He needs to return.Brian’s Return is the fourth of five novels in the Hatchet series. Not a wild crazy climax, but a smooth, gentle build toward perfection. As [...]

    28. After enjoying both Hatchet and Brian's Winter, I decided to go ahead and read this book as well. An interesting follow up to Hatchet, this book explores what it's like for Brian to try to reintegrate to life outside the wild, and his longing to return to the woods.

    29. It is 3am and I am determined to finish this book. It is captivating and gives you that hunger to see what will happen next. Brian is so happy to be back in the woods as he learns to expect the worst, no matter what. This book isn't as specific as Hatchet in his ordeals, but it's interesting non-the-less. I was quite impressed with how the author came to write these books--you should follow your heart and live each day to its highest peak.

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