The book I just finished reading was, Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. I survived reading all 195 pages of the book. The genere of the book was young adult fiction. In the book the main character, Brian Robeson, was on a trip in a plane to go visit his father in Canada, when the pilot had a heart attack and died. Eventually the plane crashed in a forest, in a pond. Brian survived and had to learn how to adapt to survive there. It took 55 days for someone to finally rescue him, and when he got home it was one of the happiest days of his life.