I've always enjoyed survival stories and it was nice to revisit this one. It has a touch of horror to it as well. I thought "the Secret" plot line was completely unnecessary and underdeveloped. I almost feel like an editor told Paulsen that Brian needed something about his home life to chew on while he was stranded, so he threw that in. Other than that, though, it's a book i enjoyed in sixth grade and one that i was happy to read again.
*Review written on December 19, 2014.*