This was a book I added to a recent Amazon order as I had seen it mentioned in one of OldJimbo's articles on the outdoorsmagazine website. What I hadn't realised was that it was a childrens book (hooray for impulse buying!) and this did colour my enjoyment of the book somewhat as it doesn't go into great detail about many things and the main character has a very limited range of emotions.
If I had read this book when I was ten I would have loved it though, it is a nice story of a young boy who is stranded alone in the Canadian forest with only the coat on his back and a hatchet on his belt. I think that kids would love it for the lack of adult interference (although there is a back story about the hero's parent's divorce) and the fairly graphic and gory descriptions of hunting.
One thing I did find frustrating is that most of the animals in the story are given nicknames by the boy and none of them are properly named at any point in the book. I have no idea what animal he is talking about at some points.
In all it is a decent book and one that outdoorsy kids would love. It isn't something I'll be reading again (only took about an hour to read). You can get it through Amazon UK.