Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Adventure, Survival, Fiction, Realistic
Alone. Secret. Bad luck.
The main character, Brian Robeson, has a big secret; a secret which he can’t tell anyone. The secret is, “A reason why his parents divorced.” He carries that awful, big secret by himself. He can’t tell anyone. No one.
One day, Brian rode a private airplane to meet his father. While riding the airplane, the pilot got a heart attack, which leaves Brian alone. He never flew an airplane, so he had nothing to do. HOPELESS. The engine was running out. Of course, he had to land the airplane, so he decided to crash into a lake. BOOM.
Brian was saved. His body was not broken or hurt. However, he was alone in this wilderness. No human, no food. ALONE. He had never been in a place like this wilderness, so he wasn’t able to do anything. As the days passes, he learns many things. For example, he learns how to eat fishes and birds and how to cook them. He also makes a “friend.”
Alone until the end? Or not….
This book is amazing!!! If you read this book, it feels like you are in that place, in that situation. From this book, you could learn many lessons: you have to try before doing something new and never give up. When I finished this book, I thought I want to be a person like Brian, who is always positive and never gives up.
I am telling you! You must read this book!!!
Bird, Elizabeth. “Top 100 Children’s Novels #23: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.” School Library Journal. N.p., 4 June 2012. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2012/06/04/top-100-childrens-novels-23-hatchet-by-gary-paulsen/>.