"Hatchet" is one of my all-time favorite books. We will read this towards the end of the year. It is a suspenseful story about a boy who lives through a plane crash and survives in the wild with just his hatchet.
I really enjoyed "The Wanderer". It is a heartwarming story about a young girls adventure across the ocean with her uncles and cousins. She learns a lot about herself and her strength during the journey.