I give this book 5 stars because it had adventure, you never knew what was going to happen next. I also liked this book because it had suspense. You expect one thing to happen, but then something else unexpected happens.
The main characters in this book are Matt and Attean. Matt's family is moving and he has to stay home on his own. Attean is learning from Matt how to read.
This story takes place in Matt's cabin, at the river, and outside of the cabin. Matt's cabin takes a lot of place in this story because Matt is living there. The river is were Matt and Attean hunt and its also were Attean's grandpa found Matt. Outside is were a lot of the book takes place its were he was when the bear got in, when Attean said bye, and when Matt's family came back.
Matt accidently left the door open to the cabin and a bear got in. the bear made a big mess of the cabin ate all of the sugar and honey. The bear ate all of the berries so matt had nothing left other than fish.
When Matt went out looking for honey he got stung and Attean and his grandfather helped Matt .They promised Matt that they would bring him food every day. Then before Attean's tribe left to go north his grandmother gave him a special syrup from their tribe.
Matt's family came home after a long time. They were held back by a disease and mom got the worst of the sickness but kept going. They were expecting a new baby but he was to weak and died after five days. Their mom said that there would be more families coming and we would have neighbors she even said there might even be a town in the future.