Hatchet (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 25, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
326 Reviews
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

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The plot was believable and thought provoking. - LibraryThing
The ending is abrupt and an extreme deus ex machina. - LibraryThing
Gary Paulsen is a wonderful writer. - LibraryThing
With Hatchet, there are plot twists everywhere! - LibraryThing
The vivid imagery made it hard to put the book down. - LibraryThing
Great plot and strong character. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - bokeef2 - LibraryThing

Hatchet Bryan O'Keeffe I read this book in middle school and was absolutely in love with it. It had been over 10 years since I read this book and it was just as good as the day I first read it. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - locriian - LibraryThing

Ok I read this long ago in the 5th grade and was even then SO MAD that the ENTIRE TIME he could have swam to the plane and get the box with the radio and everything that EVERY PLANE HAS and HE KNEW ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than one hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He lives in New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.

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