Thirteen year old Brian Robeson is flying to
to visit his father when the pilot of the small bush plane that he is traveling in has a heart attack and dies. The plan crashes and the adventure really begins. Alone, in an unfamiliar area, Brian must learn the necessary skills to survive. He must rely on himself and dig deep in his memory to remember any bits of information that will help him to stay alive. Brian has many struggles that he has to overcome and this is a book about self-discovery. Without the necessary tools he won’t be able to pass the obstacles that are thrown in his way. Will Brian be able to gather food to survive? Will an encounter with a moose be the end of him? Is there any way he can be saved? Don’t wait to find out- go get this book! Canada
What a fantastic fictional book! If you haven’t read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen I highly recommend it for both boys and girls. This book is perfect for anyone in 4th grade and up. Not only will you learn skills that could help you to survive on your own, you will be amazed at the ways Brian learns to believe in himself. I think that the author did a fantastic job creating a main character that everyone can relate to in some way. I was rooting for Brian the whole time and felt worried, happy, sad, and scared for him throughout this book. I can’t wait to read another book by Gary Paulsen!
Has anyone else read Hatchet? Or read another book by Gary Paulsen?