Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | August 25, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Hatchet is rated 3.7143 out of 5 by 35.
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

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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Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1442403322

ISBN - 13: 9781442403321

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good :D As I have 3 more chapters to go, this book is so far inspiring, suspenseful, amazing, detailed, funny, sad, and just mainly powerful. The author explains the words and what's happening so well. My teacher and my class are finishing off this book, and writing summaries about different chapters. We're all impressed and happy how almost everybody in our class are inspired to actually READ. I have a temptation to buy different books and read until the day I die. I used to HATE reading, but now... I'm starting to like it. Well written.
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! His book I am reading is thriling and exciting. When i saw the cover i was like it's looks dom but when i read it i fell in love with it. The book is about a boy who is on a plane with only a pilet and the pilet has a heart atack he dies and he has to fly the plane and his 14 years old.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! His book I am reading is thriling and exciting. When i saw the cover i was like it's looks dom but when i read it i fell in love with it. The book is about a boy who is on a plane with only a pilet and the pilet has a heart atack he dies and he has to fly the plane and his 14 years old.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Probably the worst book ever. EVER. Okay, so I lied a bit in the title of this review....this is actually the second worst book ever. Hmm, lets see. I was forced to read this book in grade 5 along with my class, and lets just say that I wasn't the only one who hated it. Horrible, just HORRIBLE!! So he's stranded on an island, picks berries for five chapters, goes fishing for another five chapters, there was no action at all, like JEEZ, couldn't he have like found a girl or something to make it more interesting, he was having conversations with himself the whole book. Like, WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOUR PROBLEMS ARE, BRYAN. or whatever his name is. UGH. Im still so mad that I had to read it, and that was like 5 yrs ago, i still remember it. The only good that came out of it was that i get to read all these reviews and know that Im not the only normal person who hated it. OH, and the worst book ever is called 'Stowaway', just so you know to stay away from it. kthnx. =D
Date published: 2007-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Wilderness Adventure I really enjoyed this descriptive novel about wilderness survival. Gary Paulsen does a great job of capturing the reader's attention with exciting events and beautiful narration. I can't wait to read the sequel!
Date published: 2007-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Two thumbs up!" This book has edge of your seat excitment; you never know what will happen next! When a 13 year old boy is the only surviver in deadly plane crash he has to learn to live on his own in a dense forest of Canada their he discovers the power he has to overcome his troubles and survive this unlikly sintuation. There he finds a new, stronger version of himself.He also finds and faces hardships hard to overcome. In this book you will feel the rush and emotion of the character. It will make you not wanting to stop reading until you've zoomed through it! This is one of Gary Paulsons best novels, it is very discriptive and it's a fast paced action packed super good novel that I woulg reccomend to anyone who asks about it. It tells how amazing a boy of only 13 can act so mature and grown up. Two thumbs up for Hatchet!
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from bad basically it sucked, we were forced to read it, the whole time we were praying he died, o well dreams dont always come true AHEM DISNEY!
Date published: 2006-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hatchet: Very Boring!! I'm 12 years old, and my class and I were forced into reading this extremely boring book. Honestly. Gary Paulsen is the worst author I've ever known, and his books can be a bedtime story- it can easily put someone to sleep. Really. Did he run out of ideas, because he repeats the same thing OVER and OVER. It's VERY tiring. If I'm forced to read this book again, I WILL faint.
Date published: 2005-08-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from O.o We are reading this in school at the moment (Grade 8) We are only on the 8th chapter (I think) and it's driving me crazy. Crazy. Cause all it does for a sentence is use one word that it repeats. Repeats. Crazy. About the... Secret THE secret! Repeats. Crazy. and the boy is alone. Alone. The secret. Repeats. Crazy. And so far in the book all the character does is sleep! There is NO action. It gets 2 stars only cuz of the questions it makes a boy in my class ask. Haha....it's funny
Date published: 2005-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book in the history of the universe How could anyone in their right mind enjoy this book? Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but this was garbage. I can honestly say that this book tied for the WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE THIRTEEN YEARS ON THE PLANET EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!! And don't think I'm stupid because I don't like this book. I get straight As and i got a 98% grade average. This was just the most boring, annoying, repetitive, disgusting, uninteresting book I have ever read. If there was a 0 star rating that is what I would give it.
Date published: 2005-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Canadian Classic This book personifies the genre of Wilderness Adventure, and does so in a Canadian way... a classic that is a must-read for young people and adults alike.
Date published: 2004-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blech I'm 12 years old and we had to read this book in class. Everyone who read it disliked it. It was boring. Most of the time there was only one character, and there was no action or humour. We had to write a new ending for the book, and everyone had creative ways of making sure Brian WASN'T rescued. Hatchet is the 2nd worst book I've ever read!
Date published: 2004-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HACHET IS ONE OF THE... Best survival books i have ever read!!:) Brian uses amazingly awesome survival skills while he is staying in the canadian wilderness while he crashes on a filght.. 1 word to describe this book.. AWESOME
Date published: 2003-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ITS ONE OF THE BEST this book rocks, one of the best books ever riten :)
Date published: 2003-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book I think this book was very real! The situations would be something that could probably happen.What I think is that Gary Paulsen puts himself in those situations and writes his books from experience.Over-all I think Gary Paulsen is a very very very good author, and I look forward to reading his other books.
Date published: 2001-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL!!! this book is my least favourite book in the world! it was VERY boring and had some pretty disgusting stuff. I would not suggest anybody read it was awful! DON'T READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2001-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It Was Okay... This book got pretty boring. I was just about Brian Robeson lost in the wilderness.
Date published: 2001-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alone in the Wilderness Brian Roberson just found out terrible news his parents are divorced. So he's flying with a elderly pilot and his hatchet, it's a present from his mom he got it on the road trip to the airport. Brian heard the pilot farting and he started rubbing his left arm. The pilot had a heart attack so Brian had to fly the plane and the fuel was almost gone. So he crashed the plane in a lake. So he built a shelter and survived for a while and then a tornado hit and flipped up the plane, so Brian thought about what the pilot had said "Incase of emergency there's a emergency bag in the back" so Brian biult a raft and got the bag. So there was food, a gun and a emergency transmitter. So he turned it on and he cooked a meal but just as he got done cooking a pilot saved him.
Date published: 2001-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really This book really gets to you. It shows you that those hero TV shows about how they survive aren't true. It goes deep into your soul and gives you this feeling of wonder, and yet terror... this book is a fantastic journey deep into a young boys soul.
Date published: 2001-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Survival This is the best book I have ever read.It captures the imagination,it tells you that not mater what there is a way to do anything.It gives you a feeling of happness to know that you are not it that position.It will also make you think about life and everything you have.It was cool to me to know that Brian was only 13(like me)and that someone that age could survive. Shannon Conley
Date published: 2001-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from (none) This book was an excellent book. Although I didn't think it was one of his better books, I still loved reading it and I couldn't put it down. I found myself reading when I was suposed to be sleeping. It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book Ever!!! This novel really brings out the struggel in surviving in the wilderness. After reading this book i heard that there was a sequel(Brians Winter). So next time i was at the library i immediatly asked where i could find it. I read Hatchet in a few days because i couldn't stop reading it was always edge of your seat excitement all from the time he got into the plane to the very last word. I can't describe how good this book is. If your thinking of reading it i definetly think you §hould.
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Review on Brian's Trial This book is very suspensful. You just can't stop. You keep on reading to find out what happens to Brian on is journey to visit his father in Northern Canada. The book becomes so memorizing that the words secret, mystery stay with you through the whole book. You want to find out what happens about the secret. You want to find out what will happen to Brian. Me, personaly couldn't wait till the end of the book when Brian is rescued. I wanted to know how Brian would survive without food, shelter, or not knowing where he is. I guarentee anyone who reads this book will be amazed, astonished from the plot of this book and how a thirteen year old boy can survive in the canadian wilderness for that long.So in my opinion I would say that this book is very good and as a reader I suggest this book to anyone or any teacher up to the challenge and read it or give it as a book report just as my teacher did, and let me tell you I couldn't stop reading it.
Date published: 2001-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hatchet An awesome book that shows the thinking and problem solving of a person lost in the woods. Very detailed and well written. An enjoyable book to read.
Date published: 2001-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hatchet Hatchet is a great novel.It is about a boy named Brian that goes to visit his dad in Vancover Canada but the piolet has a heart atack and he crashes the plane.Brian goes horrific adventure.A two thumbs up novel written brilliantly.Gaury Paulsen is a true novelest!
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hatchet This book is about a twelve year old boy that lives in The United States of America.His just recived the heart breaking news that his parents are getting divorced.He is now living with his mother and going yo visit his father that is now living in Canada,Vancover.Before he leaves his mother gives him a axe like mini hatchet that he puts on his belt but fogets to take it off as he gets on yhe plane.He and the piolet are the onley ones on the plane but a shoking error happens on the flight.While he is on the plane he sees he is in the Canadian wildernes.suddenley a shoking problem happens the poilet has a heart attak.But luckley the pilot showed him how to control the plane.He does not know to land the plane so he sees many lakes and rivers so he decides to crash the plane into a L shaped lake.Luckley he survives the crash but there is one more big problem, he is alone, he has no radio or other way of comunication.While he is in the Canadian wildernes he goes through many adventures and breath taking happinings.
Date published: 2000-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hatchet The Hatchet is a great book by the author Gary Paulson. This book is about a thirteen year old boy named Brian Robinson who is torn by his parents divorce. As Brian gets ready to leave for the flight which will take him to where his father lives in northern Canada. His mother gives him a hatchet, which will be the only thing that will keep him alive as the single engine plane that he is in crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
Date published: 2000-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from (NONE) This book was one of the best I've ever read. It takes place in the wilderness where a 13 year old boy tries to survive the brutal elements and wild life and find food and shelter. Explained wonderfully, Brian is a excellent character. I deffinitly give 2 thumbs up.
Date published: 2000-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book I've read so far I have just finished a book that I purchased at your book store! It was fabulous reading 'The Hatchet'! I have also read the second book (Brian's Winter)& hoping I get the chance to read the third (The River). Going back to Hatchet, I Knew Gary Paulsen had painted a wonderful picture about the adventures of a young man after he finds himself marooned after a plane crash. Being the sole survivor, He has to live through a tornadoe, cold weather & wildlife (a bear). The Hatchet is a fantastic Book for young adults at the Junior High Level. I am proud to say, "Gary Paulsen, All the way"!
Date published: 2000-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great It is a great book by a great and amazing author.
Date published: 2000-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from SATISFACTORY I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS SATISFACTORY. IN A WAY IT HAD IT'S GOODS AND BADS, BUT IT GOT VERY LONG AND KEPT THE READER IN A BORING AND DROWZY MOOD BECAUSE OF IT'S LONG DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE. IT IS ONLY BASED ON ONE CHARACTER, AND IS NOT VERY EXCITING TO A YOUNG ADULT'S TASTE. I DID THINK SOME PARTS OF IT VERY USEFUL, BUT SOME BITS AND PEICES DID NOT HAVE MUCH POWER AND USE! ALL AND ALL IT IS A GOOD BOOK WITH A MEANINGFUL PLOT, BUT IT JUST DOESN'T GET MUCH ATTENTION BY IT'S AUTHORS. I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK A 75% GRADE!
Date published: 2000-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from HI Well i thought this book had a plot that was to ordinary. There are sooooo many books, movies, tv shows about a plane crash and a person having the courage to survive. It was good but I've herd too many of those survival stories.
Date published: 2000-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad I didn't like this book that much. It was mostly because of the authors writing style at first. We wrote reviews on different chapters on this book at school.
Date published: 1999-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hatchet On the way to his father's house because of his parent's divorce Brian Robeson finds himself in a small, two- man airplane. The pilot has a massive heart attack and dies while Brian has to land the plane by himself. The story is about Brian learning to live in the wild and rely on his best tool, his wits. This book really makes you feel like you are with Brian tramping through the woods trying to stay alive, and dealing with all the dangers nature presents. A great book for reading and a novel study!!!
Date published: 1999-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hatchet After surviving a horrific plane crash, 13-year-old Brian Robeson must learn to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness. Having lived in the city all his life, is at first unable to take care of himself. He cannot find any food, and shivers at night because he can't start a fire. But he soon learns that with his determination and skills, he can survive - and learns a lot about himself at the same time.
Date published: 1999-04-19

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Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442403322

ISBN - 13: 9781442403321

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This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

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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