Hatchet

Hatchet

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I chose this book because I thought it would be very interesting. I read
the back cover and picked out the book because I thought I would like it. The
main character in this story is Brian, who went through a plane crash and had
to survive on his own for fifty-four days. The character I liked the best was
Brian because he is brave, smart, and never gives up.
Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson. His parents are separated and
live in different parts of the continent. Brian is on his way to live with
his father for the summer, when the pilot of the two person plane has a heart
attack. Brian keeps the plane up until it runs out of gas, and then he aims for
a lake that he can glide into. As soon as they hit the lake, Brian has to
swim to the surface before he drowns, leaving the dead pilot in his seat belt.
All Brian has is the clothes and a hatchet his mother gave him.
While stranded somewhere in Canada, Brian learned how to make a fire, which
kept mosquitos away. He builds a spear for fish, and a bow and arrow for hunting
birds. He lives in a cave, and does pretty well. After a while, he gets trampled
by a crazy moose, and hurts his ribs. In the same day, he gets hit by a tornado.
After a while he is better and decides to go look for the survival kit inside
the airplane. It takes him all day, and exhausts him, but he finally does it.
Inside it there are tons of riches. There is a rifle, but he doesn't like it
because it takes him away from all he has learned. There is also almost a years
supply of dehydrated food. Last, there is an emergency contact mechanism, and
without knowing it, Brian turns it on andleaves it on. When he turned on the
mechanism, someone came and found him, and took him back to his family.

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When I finished the book, I felt surprised. There was an epilogue at the end
telling that it was a true story. I wondered when it took place, since the book
wasn't published that long ago.
From this book, I learned to always try your hardest and to never give up,
because if Brian had given up or not have tried hid hardest, he would have never
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