Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Reviewed by: Jackson

In the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Brian Robeson from Hampton, New York is flying to his dad’s house to visit him. While he’s flying, the pilot has a heart attack and dies, and the plane crashes into a lake. Luckily he escapes with his hatchet, but he is alone in the middle of a forest. He has to learn how to hunt and survive by himself. Then nature attacks him. First a porcupine comes into his shelter and shoots him with its quills, a female moose rams into him, and finally a tornado hits his shelter and he holds on to a wall in his shelter for dear life.  After the tornado is gone, the plane tip is showing out of the water which means he can get the survival pack out of the Cessna.  Will Brian be rescued or will he struggle to survive ?

I thought Hatchet was amazing .  I liked this book because you never knew what’s coming next .  It was  how Brian got attacked by a porcupine, a moose, and a tornado and still lives through it.  He is also by himself with no food or water, but he finds what he needs and is still surviving.

I would recommend this book for ages 9-12 years old .  I would recommend this book for these ages because there are many flashbacks, and they would be confused when the story switches back and forth  .  I would also recommend this for people who want to know how to stay alive by themselves in the wilderness .  I say this because you pick up a couple of things from reading this.  Overall this book was interesting to read .