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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Revised edition (July 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689826990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689826993
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (640 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #308,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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BRIAN ROBESON stared out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 9 2003
Format: Paperback
Hatchet is a wonderful story of survival by a thirteen year old. Basically, Brian, whose parents have just recently divorced, is going to spend his summers with his dad when the single-engine plane he is in, crashes in the Canadian woods. Armed with only a hatchet and his wits, Brian learns to survive. Like any child in his situation, Brian is very upset about the break-up of his family unit. The story is really one about survival so why bring up the divorce? My feeling is that it shows that you can have two types of problems -- those that you can control/fix like the survival issue, and those that you can do nothing about like the divorce. So, why did I give it a two-star? Well, this is a children's book so I saw no reason for a detailed description of a kissing scene in the mother's extramarital affair. Even the affair was irrelevant. In fact, it is not that Brian really deals with either The SECRET or the affair by the end of the book. If Paulsen's intention with the divorce was to just show kids that you cannot always do some thing about all the bad things that happen to you but that should not mean you should drown in self-pity, then including the divorce was okay. However, he should just have left it at that and would probably have received four stars from me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Drew on April 7 2003
Format: Paperback
The book Hatchet is about a thirteen year old boy named Brian Robeson. Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his father. During the flight up to Canada Brian's pilot has a heart attack. Brian is the only other person on the plane and has to figure out a way to land the plane. Brian crashes the plane in the Canadian woods and learnes how to survive in the wilderness by himself.
I think that this was a good book. I liked that he was all alone and figured out everything by himself and was able to stay alive. I don't think that the author did anything wrong with this book.
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By joe on July 6 2014
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Great read for young and old, a must read for anyone who enjoys reading. 6 words left in this review.
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This story is about Brian who has many internal conflicts. He ends up in a northern wilderness as a result of a plane crash. He learns to read nature and look after himself. During this time, he confronts the issues of his life. When he is discovered and returns home, he is able to face those fears easier.
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By Christopher Diliberto on April 3 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I read this in school and I've thought of it numerous times throughout the years. I'm glad I finally decided to buy it and read it again. It's a good read and an awesome story.
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By Lydia on Feb. 28 2004
Format: Paperback
If you like books about adventures and fights to stay alive Hatchet is a good book for you. Brian Rodeson is a Thirteen-year-old kid whose parents were divorced. He was going to the Canadian oil fields to see his father. His father was a mechanical engineer and invented a new oil-drilling bit. Brian was over the Canadian wildness and the pilot is having a heart attack and Brian started to panic because he was the only other person in the plane, he called for help many times. After awhile the plane ran out of gas and he had to crash land in a lake. After the crash he was left with the clothes on he had on and a hatchet on his belt. He thought he was going to die but he started to eat some berries he found. He built a shelter under a rock cliff. He made a wall out of wood and put it up against the rocks. Then he tried making a spear and a bow to catch fish. He finally started to hunt birds and rabbits.

I think people that would like this book are people that like adventure and action.
I like how Gary Paulsen writes because makes you feel like your actually there.
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By Christine Lim on March 21 2002
Format: Paperback
The book called Hatchet is about a boy named Brian who is going on a single engine plane when suddenly the plane crashes because the pilot died of a heart attack. Now Brian has to survive in the wilderness until someone finds him. What made me read this book was a recommendation by a friend...I liked this story because it was about a boy who was trying to survive out in the wilderness and was learning really good things. When he first stayed out in the wilderness, it was hard for Brian to survive, but after a few weeks and months, he started to understand things out there. Like how to survive, how to get food, shelter, and understand animals.
My favorite part of the story was that when Brian was going to get some berries he found near by a tree, a wolf saw him and attacked. The next day Brian was all wounded. But when he saw the wolf again, the wolf and Brian understood each other by looking staight in the eye of the both of them, and the wolf didn't do anything to Brian this time. That is how Brian understood animals.
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By A Customer on Nov. 6 2001
Format: Paperback
The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is a survival story about a 13-year-old boy named Brian Robeson who was sent to see his father because of the secret that caused his parents' divorce. As he headed for his father, who lived in the Canadian wilderness, the pilot of the single engined plane had a heart attack. Brian vaguely knew how to fly the plane and landed it in an l-shaped lake. He survives the crash and is able to swim to shore. He then, builds himself a shelter and makes a fishing spear. To survive he used his hatchet and birch bark to make fire. To keep from starving, he ate gut berries, berries that made him sick, raspberries, and he eventually learned how to fish and hunt with spears. While fishing, he had an encounter with a moose that left him with broken ribs. To make matters worse, a tornado destroys his shelter and scatters his weapons. Right after the tornado, he realizes that the plane's tail end was sticking out of the water and the survival pack was still inside. He retrieved the survival pack and enjoyed the food, weapons and sleeping bag. There was also an emergency transmitter that, he believed, was broken. Little did he know, a nearby plane received the transmission and he was rescued. During the story, Brian learned many life lessons and had to learn things he would need to survive. He also developed a new outlook on life and an appreciation for what he had.
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