Hatchet – Read It and Rate It

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Brian’s Saga series #1
by Gary Paulsen
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * Stars (Just ok)
I really didn’t like this book. I found it boring and predictable. It is about a boy that gets trapped in the wilderness (very predictable) and must survive on his own. The only thing he has with him is a hatchet (like an axe) that his mother gave him. I don’t suggest you read this book!

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I liked the book Hatchet because of the plot. Brian is a boy whose parents are divorced and he gets on a plane to fly to his dad’s house, but it crashes. Now he has to figure out how to live without food and water. In my opinion, the book was very interesting.

Review #3
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Hatchet is about a boy whose plane crashes and his pilot dies. He has to survive on his own in the forest. I liked this book because it had a lot of thrill in it. It was exciting to see what happened next.

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The book Hatchet is about a boy named Brian who was on a plane flying to his father’s house when the plan crashed. I like this book because of its adventure and this plot.

Review #5
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
“Hatchet” is a great book. When I read it I just wanted it to keep going on and on. I love this book because it is full of adventure. I like how he only has a hatchet to star off with and he makes an amazing shelter and survives in the wild. I learned a survival skill when Brian was trying to spear a fish, I learned that water bends so you can’t spear where you think you see the fish.

Review #6
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I love all the adventure and the struggle to survive. “Hatchet” also has a mixture of different types of conflicts. The most captivating conflict was man vs himself, when Brian is trying to keep himself in a sane state of mind. There is also man vs a greater force when Brian is battling nature to stay alive. He also deals with his parents’ divorce, which I assume would be man vs a greater force since he can’t control the outcome of the situation.

Review #7
* * * * Stars (Great!)
I like this book because it is almost like a mystery to me. I think this is because you don’t know what Brian is going to do next. I also learned how to survive more. Like when he was in a tornado and stayed in a rock fort.