Hatchet is a story about a thirteen year old boy named Brian. His parents were divorced. He went on a small plane ride to Canadian oil fields where his father lived. But unfortunately, on the plane, the pilot had a heart attack and died leaving Brian alone in the plane. He managed to crash-land the plane some how, with the help of tips that pilot gave him about flying before he died. It crashed land on a lake in the middle of no where. Well, not no where, but in the middle of somewhere that Brian didn’t know. It was unfamiliar territory for him.
Now the struggle starts. He has to learn to survive in this hostile land without food and shelter. Will he be able to do it? YES! He did survive and he did surprisingly well too. I don’t think I would be able to do that.
He with his faithful weapon, a HATCHET which his mother gave him on his birthday, managed to make a shelter and fire.He used it as a weapon. This lifestyle changed him completely. He got converted from a city boy to an experienced trekker in no time.
After living for quite some time in the wilderness, one day, during a storm, the tail of the plane emerged from the lake. It struck him that every plane has emergency survival kit. He somehow got into the wreckage of the plane and bring the kit. He got wonders. There was a GPS transmitter, food and some more stuff. The signals were picked up by a passing plane and he was rescued.
I loved every bit of this book!