Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Rating: 1.2.2
Recommended audience: Pre-teen and up
Category: Juvenile, Newbery, Realistic fiction

Rating: 4.5/5

I really enjoyed this Newbery Honor book. This is the story of 13 year old, Brian, who gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness. He fortunately has a hatchet that his mother had given to him and it proves to be crucial to his survival. I loved the way he learned through experience what he needed to do to survive, but I loved even more the progression of his emotional and mental survival tactics. My 3rd grader's teacher read this book to her class and I get the impression from my daughter that it kept them on the edge of their seats. I can believe it. Great book! Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I think I have owned this book for as long as I can remember, even as a child. Have I read it? No. Thanks for the reminder!