Brian felt that if it were not for the wild he would not have survived. I read this book in sixth grade and I still remember everything about it. This has happened to a lot of people and Brian is about to spend his summer with his father, and this is something he does not like because his parents just had a divorce.
He then realizes that he needs food and shelter for him to survive until rescue arrives. Furthermore, he is overwhelmed with what he calls the Secret, something he knows about his mother that makes him weep every time he thinks about it.
He is suddenly jolted backward in the seat and tells Brian that he thinks his chest is coming apart. Gary Paulsen does not romanticize the difficulties Brian faces. The whole time he remained strong and his ability to react quickly helped him in many ways. He is thirteen years old and the only passenger on this plane, piloted by an older man named either Jim or Jake, a name Brian cannot remember.
Brian is average height and weight for his grade, maybe a little bit husky and a bit shy. Out of sheer luck, clear thinking and disbelief, Brian is able to land the plane on his own and escapes.
He eats raw turtle and then later needs to deal with a tornado. As time passes, though, Brian recovers his can-do attitude, and becomes even tougher than he was before.
Brian is very smart and able to get himself out of problems by thinking with his head. Do you like this book?
As time passes by, Brian discovers that he can do things to survive and has become tougher. He discovers how to make fire with the hatchet and eats whatever food he can find, such as rabbits, birds, turtle eggs, fish, berries, and fruit.
He assumes that it was broken when the plane crashed. The pilot seems to have no control over the gas he passes, and he continues to rub his arm and shoulder and wince with pain. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? His failures and triumphs are also presented as equal parts of one life-altering experience.
When Brian is cutting his way into the tail of the plane, he drops his hatchet in the lake and dives in to get it. He gets attacked by a skunk, and then a moose.
Had he not been rescued before winter his survival would have been slim and he new that. In between his concern for the pilot, Brian remembers the ride to the airport with his mother and how she tried to talk to him about what had happened. He is not sorry, we just have to say it a happy camper.
He felt that sooner or later he would get home. He also fashions a shelter out of the underside of a rock overhang. So she changes the subject and gives him a present she has bought him for the trip. In the end, the book is a fascinating thrill that will keep readers mesmerized to the last page.
He constructs a bow and arrow, learns to fish, hunts birds and rabbits, and reinforces his shelter against the elements. During his time alone, Brian struggles with memories of home and the bittersweet memory of his mother, whom Brian had caught cheating on his father prior to their divorce.
Second, the pilot teaching him how to control the plane prepares us for him landing the plane himself. He never thought that he would not be rescued. Also in the bag is an emergency transmitter, but Brian puts it aside after flipping the switch on it a few times and hearing nothing.In the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the main character Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old boy from Hampton, New York.
Brian's parents just got a divorce. Brian is on his way to visit his father in Canada when the pilot has a heart attack.3/5(2). In the book's epilogue, we learn that Brian soon returns to life in the city with his mother. He's been changed, physically and emotionally, by his experiences in the woods.
Um, duh. He spends time learning about some of the plants and animals that he'd known there, and. Hatchet is a Newbery Honor-winning young-adult wilderness survival novel written by American writer Gary Paulsen. It is the first novel of five in the Hatchet series. Contents. Oct 27, · Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – Hatchet book 1 Brian Robeson is 13 years old and comes from New York City, he is the only one who boarded a small plane that is on its way to Canada’s oil fields.
This has happened to a lot of people and Brian is about to spend his summer with his father, and this is something he does not like because his parents just had a divorce/5(22).
Parents need to know that Gary Paulsen's Hatchet is an intense, fast, exciting read. The main character is a year-old boy whose parents are divorced. The main character is a. A lot of the time books can give great ideas for what to do in real life.
Though surviving with only a hatchet would be hard it is always wanting you to know what will happen next. This is a great book and I would read it again.
I want to read more books from Gary Paulson because I loved this book so much. It is an easy and fun read/5(K).Download