Saturday, March 2, 2013


Title: Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen

What happens...
The main characters in the book are the Pilot, Brian, Mom, Dad. It is about a kid  named Brian. His mom and dad divorced so he stayed with his mom during school and during the summer with his dad.But when he was on his way to his dad, the pilot had a heart attack above the Canadian wilderness. So he made a plan to land in a deep pond. Then he had to survive n his own for more than 2 months. 

My favorite part was when...
He got his Hatchet from the bottom of the plane after he dropped it while looking for the medical kit. I was so nervous!

I couldn't believe it when... 
He ate the turtle eggs raw, and he did not put it on a rock and put it over the fire that he had made.

I really liked this book because...
It is really entertaining and kind of taught you a lesson. And that lesson is that you need to use all the resources that you have! As I was reading, it reminded me of some of my favorite tv shows, like Survivorman and Man vs. Wild.


  1. Great work! This is one of my favourite books....mostly because of the main character's courage and determination to survive.
    Mrs. Robitaille
    Ontario Canada

  2. I tried to read aloud Hatchet to my students several times, but we always lost interest before long because of the style of writing. This year we listened to the book on audio and had a much better experience. I think most of my students' favorite part was the tornado.

    Mr. C

  3. I listened to the book, too, and the audio version was really good. I like hearing Brian tell his story.

  4. Sounds like you liked the book