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Though the story was compelling very compelling compelling enough that I finished it despite the compelling urge to throw it out the window I don t think I could ever read it again THE WINDOW OH THE SHINY WINDOW window oh the shiny window shiny open window was very tempting This book was so repetitious why so repetitious I know not why this book was so repetitious but the repetitions made me want to pull my hair out My brown hair the brown hair on my head the hair That Was Brown That was brown that on my head I did listen to it on CD which might have been part of the problem Bruce said he didn t notice it as much when he read the book but when you read it your mind kind of skips over things things that might be repetitious the repetitious things might have been skipped over that make you want to pull your hair out and throw the book out the window yes yes yes thank you to all the oodreaders who recommended this to me after my love for island of the blue dolphins became known it turns out i love survival stories with teens and i wish i could say i never tore my eyes from the page and read this in an hour but i have been having a distractedish day today emailing my dad for father s day everyone call your dads or if they are at work email chat them and then there was a fire across the street from me which is my number one all time fear and the people in the building are so casual about it there are two fire trucks in the street and firefighters swarming everywhere and i look in the windows and in two different apartments there are people just sitting and watching and smoking cigarettes what is wrong with them don t they care that their building is on fire don t they feel the fear i feel did they light their cigarettes from their blazing belongings and treasures i don t understand their stoicism in the face of fire but you know who loves fire brian he uses it to survive in the wilderness seamless segue back into the review it s reat i could read 400 pages of this story and despite my own fears of the fire leaping across the street to consume me and my beloved books i could still engage in his plight when he d the h in the w clever code prevents spoilers i actually asped out loud and there were several times when he overcame a particular setback that i smiled i totally cared about this character i would love survivaly stories if anyone s ot emcome to my blog 35 stars I forgive you for eating the turtle eggs Brian Read for our classics readalong series Discussion next Friday 529 on the blog I have to be honest At first I was having a serious really moment as I started listening The really was because this is a three time Newberry Award winner and I thought the prose was way too repetitive The same word would be repeated three times The same sentences twice I was steeling myself to keep listening and hope it ot better It did By the end of this novel I totally realized why it is a Newberry Award winnerHatchet is a story of survival The protagonist is a thirteen year old city boy who ends up stranded in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot of the small plane he s flying in has a heart attack and dies I have to tell you I am very impressed with this kid I think I would have freaked like nobody s business He does freak out at first and I don t blame him but ultimately shows a fortitude that inspires awe in this reader He The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, goes from a scared helpless boy to a survivor The Brian that was has to be broken down and reassembled into a Brian that can survive his new reality He learns how to meet his needs in the harsh wilderness and he comes out of it forever changed I love reading bookswatching tv shows and movies about surviving I don t know why really I don t eveno camping or hiking although I love the outdoors I think it s because I love the idea of a person being resourceful and *pitting their skills and mentality against the unprejudiced often unsympathetic wild Not *their skills and mentality against the unprejudiced often unsympathetic wild Not it but learning to live in harmony becoming a part of a vast ecosystem in a way that we can t do stuck in our comfortable Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack Brian is forced to crash land the plane in a lake and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother ave him as a present before his departure Brian had been distraught over his parents' impending divorce and the sec. Hatchet By Gary Paulsen

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D at heart and have never read this track down a copy You never know the things you learn from this book could save your life if you ever et stranded alone *in the middle of a forest For of my reviews as well as my own fiction * the middle of a forest For of my reviews as well as my own fiction thoughts on life check out my blog Celestial Musings So when I was in the 7th A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent grade Mrs Randall formerly Sr Mary Randall an ex nun FORCED this pile ofarbage upon me and the rest of my unsuspecting classmates I was an advanced reader and it was a relatively short easy to swallow book but it took me FOREVER TO READ IT because it was THAT FUCKING BORING It s about this stupid snot of a kid whose parents are My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA getting divorced mom and dad broke up boo hoo i m scarred for life now and somehow his planeoes down in the wilderness of Canada which I can admit is the scariest fucking thing I can possibly think of I d rather be faced with the zombie apocalypse or a The Book of Leviathan gang of mass murdering rapists than being stuck in the middle of Canada so snot face has to learn to survive on his own He has a hatchet that his momave him though I really can t say what possessed her to Nine Ghosts give her poor no one wants me warning signs of future school shootings son a HATCHET but she does and he eventually stops crying and figures out how to pick berries and chop trees Or saplings Or something I don t know All I know is this is the worst book EVER UGH And Mrs Ex Nun Randall made us watch the MOVIE too it was TORTURE What I learned from Hatchet1 If you see a manrimacing in pain it could be a heart attack If this man is the pilot of a charter prop plane that you re flying alone in you could be fucked2 If you eat mysterious berries they just might Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia give you severe diarrhea And having just been marooned in a plane crash you could lack the proper facilities to expel the diarrhea within So you could end up shitting your brains out in a cave Since the tender age of 9 when Ilanced upon the pages of this book I have had a fear in regards to shitting in the wild Fuck you Gary Paulsen Hatchet Brian s Saga 1 Gary PaulsenHatchet is a 1986 young adult wilderness survival novel written by American writer Gary Paulsen It is the first novel of five in the Brian s Saga series Brian Robeson is a thirteen year old son of divorced parents As he travels from Hampton New York to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack Brian is forced to crash land the plane in a lake and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet *his mother ave him as a present before his departure 2002 153 9644356004 20 406 10061399 35 StarsJust imagineyou re *mother ave him as a before his departure 2002 1380 153 9644356004 20 406 10061399 35 StarsJust imagineyou re years oldyou re riding shotgun in a Cessnayour pilot is suddenly unconscious What do you doAfter the crash young Brian Robeson has a big problem much bigger than his secret In shock without food or water and alone in the north woods of Canada he had only his wits and a hatchet as survival toolsBrian comes face to face with some pretty scary and dangerous creatures of the nightand daythat made for a The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) great learning experience for him and a few Oh No moments for this reader The constant swarms of mosuitos and black flies alone would have done me in not to mention the skunk and black bear encountersjust to name a fewI really would have loved this story as a youngster and even enjoyed it as an oldster Great children s adventuresurvival story This is areat book It s a Riding Hard good adventure story for early teens I think it should have won the Newberry Medal for 1988 and so itoes Brian has to survive in the Canadian Woods on his own for a summer He learns to make fire shelter and hunt for fish and birds There is also a divorce theme Arabian Challenge going on as Brian s parents have recently split This is your typical survival tale Brian does face some harsh environments and he learns to be tough physically and importantly mentally He doesn tive in to feeling sorry for himself This is very well written and there is a reason it is so popular I will read of the Brian Saga. Dvantage an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane Most of all Brian leaves behind the self pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive A story of survival and of transformation this riveting book has sparked many a reader's interest in venturing into the wil. Ity and surburban environs another entity in the web of life I would definitely recommend this book if you are of a *Similar Mind I Liked That *mind I liked that doesn t et it too easy Not at all He has to learn from his mistakes and take the advantages that providence sends his way He learns to keep food in his belly to make a secure shelter and to appreciate and anticipate the dangers of his environment And in the process he finds peace He looks inside and finds his true self That s what solitude and a oneness with nature will bring I have always felt my most at peace in two places in a spirit filled church or by myself and with my heart open in prayer and outside surrounded by nature So I really appreciated this aspect of the book Brian starts out a boy who is emotionally lost at sea when his father and mother divorce weighted down with the knowledge of his mother s infidelity and finds that what seemed like tragedy and the end of his world will not conuer him If he can survive the harsh elements of nature all by himself he can live with his family s fragmentation and live to see the next day and the days after that I think *This Book Is A * book is a for life Life is harsh and we have to row and change to survive it We can t ive up descend into pity and expect to be saved We to survive it We can t ive up descend into pity and expect to be saved We to be strong and fight to save ourselves whether it s physically mentally or emotionallyAlthough this book had a very shaky start I do have to agree that this is a winner And I tell you what this young man had a lot of lessons to teach me lessons he learns the hard way That s the power of a ILLERAMMA Kathalu good fiction novel for me Some books imprint themselves on your mind and stay with you You can remember vividly where you were when you first read them Hatchet is one of those books for me I remember being in Mrs Alison s sixthrade class and this book was raging though the male half of my class like a wildfire Even boys who usually hated reading couldn t put it down Obviously as the class s self proclaimed ueen of the bookworms I wanted to know what all the fuss was about So when a copy finally made it back to the book cubbies that lined the back of the classroom I nabbed it And I totally saw what the fuss was aboutSurvival stories have been popular for centuries Robinson Crusoe Kidnapped The Swiss Family Robinson even The Odyssey had survival aspects So what was so special about Hatchet It was the story of a thirteen year old plane crash victim struggling to survive in the Canadian wilderness Alone With nothing but his hatchetThis was a main character who was close to our age Who was struggling to accept the recent divorce of his parents which was something that multiple kids in our class were American Literature Student Text going through and that the rest of us feared Who had absolutely none of the knowledge and skills seemingly necessary to make it in the wild Like the rest of us Seriously what middle school kid would actually know what to do if they were dropped in the woods alone with no supplies and no tools except for a hatchet If we re honest most of us as adults would have no clue what to do either One thing about kids though they don t know enough yet to doubt their ability to survive anything Kids believe that death doesn t apply to them and in some ways that s the only way one could survive this type of dire situationAnd survive Brian does But Paulsen doesn t pull punches this is not a romanticized survival story where food falls in the protagonist s lap and they neveret so much as a blister Brian Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance gets put through the wringer This poor childet severely sunburned violently ill from bad fruit attacked by various forest dwellers and Not to mention the near starvation he is constantly battling As a twelve year old this book was terrifying and empowering and completely enthralling I ve read it six times since then and it s still all of those things with a healthy dose of nostalgia thrown in So thanks boys in my class for The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems getting me interested If you re a parent you should definitelyet this book for your kids If you re still a ki. Ret he carries about his mother but now he is truly desolate and alone Exhausted terrified and hungry Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself He has no special knowledge of the woods and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day's challenges Is the water safe to drink Are the berries he finds poisonous Slowly Brian learns to turn adversity to his