Teenage Simon is a rising star of Slovenian alpine skiing, but his skiing days are over when he gets into a traffic accident. His father is struggling to come to terms with the situation. To impress him, Simon decides to spend a month of his summer holidays in a forest and survive without the use of any modern tools. While there, he meets a 12-year-old girl who is on the run from her kidnappers. Can Simon with his new skills help her get away?
This is an adventure and crime young adult novel with adept descriptions of survival in the wild, specifically in the forests. The book addresses the issue of growing up through a tense adventure story and excellently combines two poles of surviving in the face of natural and human obstacles.