I could feel, smell, and hear the forest setting in this amazing story. This is the type of book that is hard to put down. Javier Salazar Calle does an incredible job of enticing the reader to read more without stopping until the story is finished. Every chapter is filled with adventures and enigmas of how to sustain life in a place that has enormous challenges. I was fascinated by how the main character learns to survive in the forest by carefully observing and experimenting. His perseverance was admirable. The definitions that were included at the bottom of the pages made reading this book educational as well as entertaining. I highly recommend this book.