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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Story Rating
8.5 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: Riley Paterson
age: 11

Review submitted on 01/07/2011 at 14:44:48

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Illustrations Rating
5.0 out of a possible 10.0

Riley Paterson writes the following about Hatchet :
The book Hatchet, by Gary Paulson, is very exciting. It is a story of survival, courage, adventure, fear and discovery. Thirteen year old Brian Robeson is flying in a Cessna single engine plane over the Canadian wilderness, on his way to visit his father, when problems arise and the plane crashes into a lake. As the only survivor, Brian must use his wits and the gift his mother gave him, a hatchet, to help him survive almost two months alone in the wild.

I rate the book 8.5 out of 10 because I enjoy action adventure stories. This story was fiction, but was very believable. The main character, Brian, went through some incredible trials as he fought to survive. Gary Paulson uses excellent descriptive imagery and makes the reader feel that he or she is part of the action. I would recommend this book to grades four and up.
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