Outdoor Books: Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen

I first read this novel in the 7th grade, and I really loved it.  It was required reading for my class, as we did a unit on survival.

The plot of the story is that a 13 year old boy is trapped in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.  The only real possession he has is a hatchet that his mother had given him.  The hatchet becomes the focal point of the story (obviously), as he learns to use it survive the harsh wilderness.

I won’t spoil the ending, though I will say that there are five books in the series (I have only read two so far!).

If you haven’t read this book, it is worth the time.  It is a light read for an adult, so spend a Saturday afternoon checking it out.

Thank you for reading my post.

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