Text by Leif
I just finished a book called Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, a realistic-fiction novel where Brian Robeson, a boy that's parents divorced, is on a small bush plane visiting his father. The pilot of the plane suffered a massive heat attack, so Brian was alone. The plane kept flying until it ran out of fuel, then crash-landed in a L-shaped lake. All Brian had was his clothes, his hatchet, and himself. Can Brian survive in the Canadian wilderness with his usual city life ways? Read for yourself...
I think this book was great and it paints a clear image in my head because of it's vast word choice. Gary puts a little humor in the book even though it's all serious and Brian has to survive. For example, 'He was looking for one of those foolish birds- he called them foolbirds-...' Hatchet is a great story that focuses on survival. I think the author is trying to tell us is that no matter what the scenario or case is- do not give up!
I recommend this book to fiction and realistic fiction readers, because this book is exciting almost every time I flip a page. You just want to keep reading it, and reading it, and so on!