By William Judson
From what I've read this book is a lot like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen as it is about someone being stranded in the woods and have to learn to survive. The difference is in Hatchet its a plane crash and in cold river its a canoe trip that don't end good. The books have similar writing styles both go into good detail about setting and characters. That's all i can compare only 21 pages in but i think it will be as good as hatchet.