Hatchet Book Review
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Hatchet book review

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Title: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Average number of words per page: more than 100

197 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 8.2/10.0
197 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 5.81/10.0

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Book review by: Jordan Hansen
age: 12

Review submitted on 11/04/2003 at 15:03:11

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Story Rating
9.0 out of a possible 10.0

Jordan Hansen writes the following about Hatchet :
Hatchet Book Review
By: Jordan Hansen

Hello my name is Jordan Hansen. I read the book hatchet by Gary Paulsen, and I really enjoyed reading hatchet. I have read most of the Gary Paulsen books. I think Gary Paulsen is an extraordinary writer.
The setting of this story is in the Canadian wilderness. When brain is going to go and see his dad, the pilot has a heart attack while flying. Brian does not know how to do C.P.R so he grabs the transmitter and tries to call for help. He hears somebody on the other end and tell him his situation, but then all of a sudden he only heard static. He is forced to fly the plane. He is very scared. Now Brian is flying the plane by himself he does ok, but then the engine dies and he does not know what to do. Before he had seen a lot of lakes but now he does not see any. He then spots an L shaped lake. He knows he has to land in it, because the trees would kill him. At that moment he dives down and crashes in the lake. He barely survives by breaking the glass out of the front of the plane. He reaches shore with some cuts. Now Brian has to survive in the wilderness. Will he survive?
If I had to rate this book on a 1 to ten scale, I would rate it a 9. This book had me staying up late at night to read it. I would recommend this book for ages 6 and up because little kids may not understand some things.
Gary Paulsen described thing really well. I could visualize all the characters. I don?t think Gary Paulsen needs to change anything in hatchet. I understood everything.

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