rasfish503, October 18, 2010 (view all comments by rasfish503)
love the book great story for some reason i always had a soft spot for this book its a great award winning easy to find non expensive book great for kids to 4 out of 5
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david.drake96, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by david.drake96)
Can you imagine crashing a plane in the middle of the canadian wilderness, with only scraps of metal from the plane and a hatchet to keep you alive? Well, this is what happened to Brian Robenson, but did he survive the brutal wild? This action packed book won't disappoint you, it's filled with cliffhangors, description of the character's feelings and most of all suspense. Page by Page this excellent adventure novel will continue to get better and you will gain excitement, gauranteed. The main reason I loved this novel was because it's short and sweet. Gary Paulsen does an excellent job by packing action into a short story, however it is well balanced between action and survival. Gary Paulsen's books are very addicting, so if your up for it I dare you to take a peek into it, because once you do you will be hooked.
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stevielol97, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by stevielol97)
Imagine, your parents were divorced and you got put on a plane to stay with your father over the summer. While on your way, the pilot has a heart attack and the plane crashes near by an island. The main character, Brian is trying to survive on a deserted island with out any supplies,except for a hatchet that was given by his mother. As he is on the island he figures out many strategies to get the most important things to survive, food, water, and shelter. He also goes threw many challenges with his surroundings of nature. I loved this book, Hatchet because Gary Paulsen made it seem so real. He also made it very suspenseful and I wanted to keep reading it. I could not put this book down because of how well it was written. This book was full of inspiration, and has a lot of adventure. Will Brian survive on this vicious island or will he face death?
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jhor0107, March 20, 2008 (view all comments by jhor0107)
This is the book that first really got me into reading. I read it in middle school and since then I've been hooked. I still remember wishing I was the main character and wondering how I would handle being lost in the woods.
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my name is jonas, June 13, 2006 (view all comments by my name is jonas)
I read this book a couple of times in middle school. I still remember most of it today, some 18 years ago. It was the first book I read where someone my age was completely alone and somehow found a way to survive. By the end, Brian is not only surviving, but creating his own life and making his own way. There is a lot of inspiration in this book, and quite a bit of adventure. I highly recommend this book.
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On a trip to visit his father, 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. With only the clothes on his back and a hatchet he received as parting gift from his mother, Brian begins to shape a life for himself in the wild. This splendid coming-of-age story has sold more than two million copies. "A winner."--"Kirkus Reviews," pointered review.
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