- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 44 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: October 31, 2003
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000X8R9S
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what happens and I like that attitude. This book is well suited for kids who like survival novels. The best age for the reader is ages 9 or older because not all the words are easy to read. The genre for this book is Realistic Fiction because this could actually happen. You should definitely read this book!
At first, Brian hopes to be rescued in a couple of days, but later he realizes that his life depends only on him - the rescue is not near, since the plane drifted off course significantly soon after the pilot died. Now Brian has to learn how to survive, to toughen up, and to let go of self-pity: "...he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn't work."
Gary Paulsen effectively describes how Brian learns to watch, listen, and think before he acts, learning to co-exist, and to overcome any obstacles. The reader sees Brian's mistakes, setbacks, and small triumphs as, with the help of the hatchet, he manages to survive the 54 days alone in the wilderness - he attempts to build a fire, to fish and hunt, and to make his home under a rock overhang safe and comfortable.
An epilogue of the book describes the lasting effects of Brian's stay in the wilderness -
his character have changed from the "city boy" mentality to enlightened and being as one with nature. "None of that used to be Brian and now that was a part of him, a changed part of him, a grown part of him, and the two things, his mind, and his body, had come together as well, had made a connection with each other that he didn't quite understand.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember reading this and feeling like I was a part of the story. While there is only one main character it has great character development through flashbacks and memories. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Klauser99
Is there a better book for a young boy? My three boys were all fascinated by this story of survival and triumphPublished 22 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book in 4th grade - 20 years ago - and I still think about it regularly. I vividly remember details of his dwelling, the plane crash, and his survival skills (and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amber Rice
What kid didn't read Hatchet growing up? A gripping and visceral tale of survival.Published 1 day ago by Shannon Barnsley
I loved this book as a kid and bought it for my 9 year old. he loves it too!Published 2 days ago by douglas Rowland II
Hatchet is a great book! It really uses great metaphors and similes to explain what's going on. You can really relate to the feelings.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
i think hatchet is a amazing book cause all the intersting events and how it shows how to make fires and it tells u all the detailes on how to survive the woodsPublished 2 days ago by Jacob D Miles