Gary Paulsen [ kindle or PDF ] Hatchet Author Gary Paulsen

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Dvantage an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane Most of all Brian leaves behind the self pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive A story of survival and of transformation this riveting book has sparked many a reader's interest in venturing into the wil. Some books imprint themselves on your mind and stay with you You can remember vividly where you were when you first read them Hatchet is one of those books for me I remember being in Mrs Alison s sixth grade class and this book was raging though the male half of my class like a wildfire Even boys who usually hated reading couldn t put it down Obviously as the class s self proclaimed ueen of the bookworms I wanted to know what all the fuss was about So when a copy finally made it back to the book cubbies that lined the back of the classroom I nabbed it And I totally saw what the fuss was aboutSurvival stories have been popular for centuries Robinson Crusoe Kidnapped The Swiss Family Robinson even The Odyssey had survival aspects So what was so special about Hatchet It was the story of a thirteen year old plane crash victim struggling to survive in the Canadian wilderness Alone With nothing but his hatchetThis was a main character who was close to our age Who was struggling to accept the recent divorce of his parents which was something that multiple kids in our class were going through and that the rest of us feared Who had absolutely none of the knowledge and skills seemingly necessary to make it in the wild Like the rest of us Seriously what middle school kid would actually know what to do if they were dropped in the woods alone with no supplies and no tools except for a hatchet If we re honest most of us as adults would have no clue what to do either One thing about kids though they don t know enough yet to doubt their ability to survive anything Kids believe that death doesn t apply to them and in some ways that s the only way one could survive this type of dire situationAnd survive Brian does But Paulsen doesn t pull punches this is not a romanticized survival story where food falls in the protagonist s lap and they never get so much as a blister Brian gets put through the wringer This poor child get severely sunburned violently ill from bad fruit attacked by various forest dwellers and Not to mention the near starvation he is constantly battling As a twelve year old this book was terrifying and empowering and completely enthralling I ve read it six times since then and it s still all of those things with a healthy dose of nostalgia thrown in So thanks boys in my class for getting me interested If you re a parent you should definitely get this book for your kids If you re still a kid at heart and have never read this track down a copy You never know the things you learn from this book could save your life if you ever get stranded alone in the middle of a forest For of my reviews as well as my own fiction and thoughts on life check out my blog Celestial Musings

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Hatchet Author Gary Paulsen

Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack Brian is forced to crash land the plane in a lake and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure Brian had been distraught over his parents' impending divorce and the sec. So when I was in the 7th grade Mrs Randall formerly Sr Mary Randall an ex nun FORCED this pile of garbage upon me and the rest of my unsuspecting classmates I was an advanced reader and it was a relatively short easy to swallow book but it took me FOREVER TO READ IT because it was THAT FUCKING BORING It s about this stupid snot of a kid whose parents are getting divorced mom and dad broke up boo hoo i m scarred for life now and somehow his plane goes down in the wilderness of Canada which I can admit is the scariest fucking thing I can possibly think of I d rather be faced with the zombie apocalypse or a gang of mass murdering rapists than being stuck in the middle of Canada so snot face has to learn to survive on his own He has a hatchet that his mom gave him though I really can t say what possessed her to give her poor no one wants me warning signs of future school shootings son a HATCHET but she does and he eventually stops crying and figures out how to pick berries and chop trees Or saplings Or something I don t know All I know is this is the worst book EVER UGH And Mrs Ex Nun Randall made us watch the MOVIE too it was TORTURE

Review Hatchet Author Gary Paulsen

Ret he carries about his mother but now he is truly desolate and alone Exhausted terrified and hungry Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself He has no special knowledge of the woods and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day's challenges Is the water safe to drink Are the berries he finds poisonous Slowly Brian learns to turn adversity to his a. 35 stars I forgive you for eating the turtle eggs Brian Read for our classics readalong series Discussion next Friday 529 on the blog


10 thoughts on “Hatchet Author Gary Paulsen

  1. says:

    Though the story was compelling very compelling compelling enough that I finished it despite the compelling urge to throw it out the window I don't think I could ever read it again The window oh the shiny window the shiny open window was very tempting This book was so repetitious why so repetitious I know not w

  2. says:

    So when I was in the 7th grade Mrs Randall formerly Sr Mary Randall an ex nun FORCED this pile of garbage upon me and the rest of my unsuspecting classmates I was an advanced reader and it was a relatively short easy to swallow book but it took me FOREVER TO READ IT because it was THAT FUCKING BORING It's abou

  3. says:

    yes yes yes thank you to all the goodreaders who recommended this to me after my love for island of the blue dolphins became known it turns out i love survival stories with teens and i wish i could say i never tore my eyes from the page and read this in an hour but i have been having a distractedish day today;

  4. says:

    What I learned from Hatchet1 If you see a man grimacing in pain it could be a heart attack If this man is the pilot of a charter prop plane that you're flying alone in you could be fucked2 If you eat mysterious berries they just might give you severe diarrhea And having just been marooned in a plane crash you could lack the proper

  5. says:

    35 stars I forgive you for eating the turtle eggs Brian Read for our classics readalong series Discussion next Friday 529 on the blog

  6. says:

    Hatchet Brian's Saga #1 Gary PaulsenHatchet is a 1986 young adult wilderness survival novel written by American

  7. says:

    I have to be honest At first I was having a serious 'really?' moment as I started listening The 'really?' was because this is a three

  8. says:

    35 StarsJust imagineyou're 13 years oldyou're riding shotgun in a Cessnayour pilot is suddenly unconscious What do you do?After the crash young Brian Robeson has a big problem much bigger than his secret In shock without food or water

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    Some books imprint themselves on your mind and stay with you You can remember vividly where you were when you fi

  10. says:

    This is a great book It's a good adventure story for early teens I think it should have won the Newberry Medal for 1988 and so it goes Brian has to survive in the Canadian Woods on his own for a summer He learns to make fi

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