Brians Winter Summary

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The book I choice to read was, “Brian’s Winter”, by Gary Paulsen. This book is about Brian after the private plane he was flying in crashes in to the rugged forests of Canada. Brian went through many struggles while trying the best he could to survive in the harsh environment. Some of the biggest events in this story include when he is attacked by a bear, during the major storms and some of his questionable encounters with the wolves. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would say, Brian’s parents were divorced leading him to visit his father for the first time in a long time. He didn’t know what to expect from the trip though, one thing is for sure he didn’t expect what actually happened to happen. So Brian …show more content…

The first is when the pilot had a heart attack and the second is when Brian’s encounter with the bear. When the pilot started to have a heart attack Brian had to act fast, if he didn’t react as he did he would have died. This event made Brian adapt and become used to life and death situations and to the quick reactions required. This event was also very surprising no one would expect the pilot to have a heart attack out of nowhere, yet again for Brian to successfully crash-land into the lake. But then after all of that for him to survive the event. This catching the reader and makes them want to read about the life or death situations Brian becomes prone to. The second event that was very important was Brian’s encounter to the bear. He woke up and it was there scavenging there his food. He had to do something so he acted big and was loud. He had heard before that was what you should do. But what he missed was that this is a different kind of bear so the bear attacks him and throws him through the air. Brian is hurt but the bear is gone. What comes after shapes everything. He was hurt and the bear just ate all of his food so he had to hunt to survive. So this is very important to the plot because if he dies everything would end and also it allows the story to progress perfectly into the later parts of the

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