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.
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