By: Gary Paulsen
Brian is leaving his house to go visit his dad. Right berore getting onto the plane his mother gives his a small wooden hatchet. He does not care much about his hatchet at that moment. If only he wouldve known that that very hatchet was going to save his life he wouldve thanked his mother so much more. Plus this part of the story is when he last sees his mom before crashing into the forest. Also the hatchet is the thing that helps him survive. It helps Brian make all the objects that he needs to live. It helps him get the survival kit after the tornado left if alittle to the shore.
Summary of the book Hatchet
This story is about a boy named Brian, a 13 year old boy from New York City. He boards a plane headed to Canadian North Woods to visit his father. His parents' recent divorce weighs heavily on him, as does " The Secret" that his mother is having an affair. While on the plane the pilot seems to be experiencing pain in his shoulder, arm and stomach. At first Brian does not think it is very serious, but as the pilot begins jerking in his seat it becomes clear that he is having a heart attack . The pilot dies and Brian is forced to take over the controls but the plane crashes anyways into a lake in the Canadian woods, where Brian is now stranded. He has nothing except for a small hatchet his mother gave him a little while before Brian got on the plane. Brian has to survive with that and only that. Will Brian survive this extreamly dangerous forest? Find out in Newbery Honor- Winning wilderness survival novel written by Gary Paulsen.