Shelf Talker by Justin Utterback


Do you enjoy books about survival ?

Plot: Throughout the novel Hatchet, the main character Brian goes through alot of hard times trying to survive in the canadian widerness. So as he flies up to see his dad he has some problems on the way.The plane starts to shut down and wont fly, and Brian gets really scared. He ends up making it through the crash, and has to survive in the canadian wilderness.He has this hatchet that his mom gave him before he went to go see his dad on the trip.The whole way through the story he he has to rely on that hatchet to survive.

Plot summary

First Brian the main character is having trouble because his mom is cheating on his dad with another man. The reason he knows this is because he seen them kiss. So he finally finds out that he gets to take a plane ride to his dad in canada.And he cant wait to tell his dad about the guy his mom is cheating on him with.

Quotes in Hatchet

“Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.” gGary Gary Paulsen, Hatchet

“When he sat alone in the darkness and cried and was done, all done with it, nothing had changed. His leg still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone and the self-pity had accomplished nothing.”
Gary Paulsen, Hatchet

“Not hope that he would be rescued--that was gone. But hope in his knowledge. Hope in the fact that he could learn and survive and take care of himself. Tough hope, he thought that night. I am full of though hope." then he gets rescued and goes home and he told his dad and felt so much better and lived on happy.

Gary paulsen, Hatchet