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. Sixteen-year-old Brian hasn't been able to forget his life in the wilderness. Now that's he's back in civilization, he can't find a way to make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the North. After some trouble at school, a blind counselor named Caleb encourages him to return to the north woods, and Brian packs his gear and heads "back in," for only in the wilderness can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs.