- Rhonda Belyea
You might try his Island series (Book one is Shipwreck, published in 2001; Book Two is Survival;Book Three is Escape).
Here are three other titles you might enjoy.
Downriver by Will Hobbs.
Fifteen-year-old Jessie and the other rebellious teenage members of a
wilderness survival school team abandon their adult leader, hijack his boats, and try to run the dangerous white water at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a
thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
Paulsen's story tells of a 13-year-old boy who survives a plane crash
and is left stranded with only the clothes on his back, a hatchet, and the will to live.