Hatchet is great my 11 yr old had to read it in school and now she has read The River (a sequel) and Brian's Winter (alternate sequel) There's 2 other books about Brian but the names escape me right now.

I also have My side of the Mountain for her to read and will try to find the other companion books to this.

I love reading books so I have no problem buying her books to read especially when I enjoy reading them too

Check out Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler true story of an 11 year old lost on Mt. Katahdin