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Book Review: Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's WinterTitle: Brian’s Winter
Author: Gary Paulsen
Series: Brian’s Saga #2)
Published: January 1996
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 133
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

When Brian’s first adventure, the plane crash in Canada, ended, it was the end of his story. Brian was done. He managed to survive based on his very basic skill set until he was saved. However, I was like most people when the end of Brian’s story happened because I felt his story really wasn’t ended.

I felt his story ended too early, he wasn’t really tested.

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Book Review: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

HatchetTitle: Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Series: Brian’s Saga #1
Published: November 1986
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 186
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 8/10

I first read Gary Paulsen’s survival novel Hatchet back in fifth grade, I think, when we were starting out our real chapter book reading and discovering who we were ourselves. In the short novel, Brian became relateable for us young readers, and Paulsen succeeded in keeping our attention.

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Top Ten Young Adult novels

His Dark MaterialsHere are the top ten young adult novels/series I recommend. They are in no particular order, and some are very popular, while others should be.

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007)
  2. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (2003)
  3. Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (2003-2007)
  4. Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (2001-2012)
  5. Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (2008-2010)
  6. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (2002)
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)
  8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (1987)
  9. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (1995-2000)
  10. Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud (2003-2010)