The book I read is called Brian’s Hunt and this book is by Gary Paulsen. The setting is deep inside the woods. The book’s plot is Brian is trying to survive in the woods and there’s a viscous beast. Into Brian’s hunt he finds a dog and thinks it might be his friends. So he makes his way there. After lots of paddling he gets to his friend house but there’s this fog he cant see much then he makes his way up and sees giant foot prints. After that he smells rotten blood like its been there a couple days. Then he try’s to look for the family anxious to find his friend and the two smaller ones. Next searches the bank for his friend and finds her. Finally he tells her what happened because her mom and dad had been killed. She calls someone to pick he up and leaves with Brian hunting for the killer.