The book The River is about a boy named Brian a boy who survived in the wilderness with only a hatchet is visited by two goverment employees that come and ask him to go into the wilderness again so they can watch anad take notes. The person who will be observing Brian is a psychologist named Derek Holtzer. Everything goes great untill a big storm comes and Derek is struck by lightning and goes into a coma. Brian needs help and he needs to get help fast. His only way out is to build a raft and paddle 119 miles to saftey. This goes from a harmless survival campout to a dangerous strugle. This book is filled with adventure and danger. This is a really good book.