On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.
More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths. Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.
©1992 Gary Paulsen; (P)1992 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A dramatic, heart-stopping story." (Publishers Weekly)
This book is more about survival and a will to live regardless of what life and challenges he faced in the wilderness. Young readers interested in drama and survival should certainly ready this book. I would also say it's a great read for the short chapters and they way the author portrays the characters feelings is gripping. I bought the book for my son's book report and decided to buy the audible version to get the feel of emotion through the narrator's voice.
Absolutely one of my favorite books but was made even better by the narrator and slight background music that puts you there with brian. couldn't stop listening until I had finished! My favorite part would be when Brian sucks down raw turtle shells!
This book changed the way I look at life. I never realized how different the outdoors were until I read the book. The narrator was incredible. His voice helped the tone of the book be its best. I loved the fact that there was background music, it really kept me interested. This book changed the way I look at the world. Thank you, Gary Paulsen, for writing such an amazing book! I can't wait to read the sequel, The River.
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