By Gary Paulsen
Hatchet is about a boy of the age 13 named Brian. He is on board a single engine plane to Canada from New York. He is going to visit his father because his parents divorced. When the 40 year old pilot has a sudden heart attack which causes the plane to crash in the wilderness of Canada. The 54 days he is there he must get over the divorce and try to survive he will die. After 54 days another pilot finds Brian. He leaves the wilderness and will be changed forever.