Hatchet

HatchetBrian 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 Secret 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 Advantage 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 Wild What I learned from Hatchet 1 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 fucked.2 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 facilities to expel the diarrhea within So, you could end up shitting your brains out in a cave Since the tender age of 9, when I glanced upon the pages of this book, I have had a fear in regards to shitting in the wild Fuck you, Gary Paulsen. 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 emailing my dad for father s day everyone call your dads or if they are at work, email chat them and then there was a fire across the street from me which is my number one all time fear and the people in the building are so casual about it there are two fire trucks in the street, and firefighters swarming everywhere, and i look in the windows and in two different apartments, there are people just sitting and watching and smoking cigarettes what is wrong with them don t they care that their building is on fire don t they feel the fear i feel did they light their cigarettes from their blazing belongings and treasures i don t understand their stoicism in the face of fire but you know who loves fire brian he uses it to survive in the wilderness seamless segue back into the review it s great i could read 400 pages of this story and despite my own fears of the fire leaping across the street to consume me and my beloved books, i could still engage in his plight when he d the h in the w clever code prevents spoilers i actually gasped out loud and there were several times when he overcame a particular setback that i smiled i totally cared about this character i would love survivaly stories, if anyone s got em.come to my blog 3.5 stars I forgive you for eating the turtle eggs, Brian Read for our classics readalong series Discussion next Friday 5 29 on the blog. 3.5 StarsJust imagine..you 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 and alone in the north woods of Canada, he had only his wits and a hatchet as survival tools.Brian comes face to face with some pretty scary and dangerous creatures of the night..and day.that made for a great learning experience for him, and a few Oh No moments for this reader The constant swarms of mosquitos and black flies alone would have done me in, not to mention the skunk and black bear encounters..just to name a few.I really would have loved this story as a youngster and even enjoyed it as an oldster Great children s adventure survival story 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 time Newberry Award winner, and I thought the prose was way too repetitive The same word would be repeated three times The same sentences twice I was steeling myself to keep listening and hope it got better It did By the end of this novel, I totally realized why it is a Newberry Award winner.Hatchet is a story of survival The protagonist is a thirteen year old city boy who ends up stranded in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot of the small plane he s flying in has a heart attack and dies I have to tell you, I am very impressed with this kid I think I would have freaked like nobody s business He does freak out at first and I don t blame him , but ultimately shows a fortitude that inspires awe in this reader He goes from a scared, helpless boy to a survivor The Brian that was has to be broken down and reassembled into a Brian that can survive his new reality He learns how to meet his needs in the harsh wilderness, and he comes out of it forever changed I love reading books watching tv shows and movies about surviving I don t know why, really I don t even go camping or hiking, although I love the outdoors I think it s because I love the idea of a person being resourceful and pitting their skills and mentality against the unprejudiced, often unsympathetic wild Not conquering it, but learning to live in harmony, becoming a part of a vast ecosystem in a way that we can t do stuck in our comfortable city and surburban environs, another entity in the web of life I would definitely recommend this book if you are of a similar mind I liked that Brian doesn t get it too easy Not at all He has to learn from his mistakes, and take the advantages that providence sends his way He learns to keep food in his belly, to make a secure shelter, and to appreciate and anticipate the dangers of his environment And in the process, he finds peace He looks inside and finds his true self That s what solitude and a oneness with nature will bring I have always felt my most at peace in two places in a spirit filled church or by myself and with my heart open in prayer and outside, surrounded by nature So I really appreciated this aspect of the book Brian starts out a boy who is emotionally lost at sea when his father and mother divorce, weighted down with the knowledge of his mother s infidelity and finds that what seemed like tragedy and the end of his world will not conquer him If he can survive the harsh elements of nature, all by himself, he can live with his family s fragmentation, and live to see the next day and the days after that I think this book is a metaphor for life Life is harsh and we have to grow and change to survive it We can t give up, descend into pity, and expect to be saved We have to be strong and fight to save ourselves, whether it s physically, mentally, or emotionally.Although this book had a very shaky start, I do have to agree that this is a winner And I tell you what, this young man had a lot of lessons to teach me, lessons he learns the hard way That s the power of a good fiction novel for me. 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 queen 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 about.Survival 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 hatchet.This 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 situation.And 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. Despite some of the repetition getting annoying from time to time, Hatchet is an engrossing story of survival for a young boy unfortunate enough to endure a plane crash to become stranded in the Canadian wilderness For the most part the story sticks to realistic stuff, concentrating mainly on hunger and food So many other survival stories focus on , but really the basics of food and hunger and survival would be the forefront issue most would encounter if stranded alone It sets in fast and it s almost constant Brian shows he has what it takes to survive, but the author doesn t make the child come across as anything super since he shows that nature is uncontrollable and that it s luck of the draw for us all The author even ends the narrative of the story saying that if Brian had been unlucky enough to be stranded during wintertime in the Canadian wilderness, he very likely wouldn t have survived at all His dependency on the lake is the only reason he made it past the first few days, and then subsequent months, but a frozen lake would have nixed that Although realistic with its focus on hunger and survival, it did have an unlikely tornado that felt contrived Still the story can be forgiven this, as it focused on things like swarms of mosquitoes, baking sun, a random rude moose and other concerns Brian didn t venture far from the landing, and I m not sure I would have either Some would venture far to try and find salvation themselves but he stuck to one area and stayed close to the shelter and food water supply that were guaranteed to be sure A cautious method that worked Not sure what I would have done in his circumstances, but I see the point that the chances of shelter like that would have been few and far between Written for children, it s interesting and educational than upsetting I do wish the author had spent time granting us a deeper afterword I realize the point of the story was the struggle, but I like to see time involved with the after effect Just a pet peeve of mine We did get a small one at least Besides the survival story being the focus, the Secret also weighed heavy in his mind, and ends up being a continuous thing he has to carry The story ties into the Hatchet being the main tool he used to get started, but I do have to wonder why kind of random present that is that a mother gives a young boy Either way, came in handy Even if the repetition with the writer s style grew too much at times, it was to the point and paced well I can see why it won so many children s awards, including Newberry Honor. 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. basically, Biran is the main character in the story, he is getting on a plane to go visit his father his parents are divorced he also has a giant burden on his back, his mother was having an affair before he leaves , his mother gives him a hatchet after, he sets off, he talks with the pilot and has a little fun by piloting the airplane swerving and swoppoing up and down until suddenly, the pilot has a heartattack becasue of gas and dies brian is forced to fly the plane himself, but until the fuel runs out, he stops at a lake to kind of softne the impact.he wakes upon a beach this starts him on his new journey, a journey to survive this is kind of a rebirth for him he learns to do things he would nt neccesarily do in life, but now that he has to, he is he learns how to survive, he fends off cretures such as skinks, porcupines, bears, and mooses he is able to be keep himself from starvation by findinf food among trees and the creatures of the wild such as fowls and rabbits and fish he also creates his own shelter, fire,, his own weapons for hunting, a pond for which he keeps a stock of fish, and a list of things he makes so that his life is a little bit ore easier than it is in the wild even though its not that easy in the first place basically, one day, a tornado rips his location apart he still survives, but when he goes outside, he sees that the plane he flew in was flipped up he then figures out that there was a survival pack in the back of the plane he goes and retireves it.after hard work, he ravages through the bag he finds his own riches such as pots and pans, food, guns, radio which he immedialitey uses he then feasts on packs of food and drink from the survival pack.until a plane comes and lands in the lake he steps out and sees brian.the stroy ends with the epilouge wchich tells of brian and how he was the kid people had been looking for for over two months how he had no fat in hsi body any and exploited the area in which he lived in and ws able to survive in.i really enjoyed this story it seems like one of the stories that you know you can learn from if youre ever in brians situation i know that if i was in the wilderness near a lake, i could proibably reenact his actions to survive but id most defintiely need a hatchet, or he and i would naver ever be able to pull anything off.awesome story

Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age After a librarian gave him a book to read along with his own library card he was hooked He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Hatchet
  • Gary Paulsen
  • English
  • 04 October 2018
  • 9780689840920

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