Hatchet

The book I am currently reading is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The story starts off where the protagonist of the book, Brian Roberson survives in a plane crash on his way to visit his father. The plane lands on a lake somewhere in Canada and Brian tries to survive alone in the wilderness.

So far, the theme that is said throughout Hatchet is “The only person that can save you is yourself when it comes to survival”. Explaining the theme easily, for example; if you were on an island with three to five people and they all want to go home. If there was an opportunity, people will only care about themselves because they’re suffering to live their own so they wouldn’t bother helping other people.

The first reason why I enjoy reading this book so far is because the protagonist of the book is in the same age group, which is easier for me to understand the story because the vocabularies used aren’t that difficult. Even though the book is in third person, it describes how Brian tries to survive and the difficulty. And while reading the book, I just felt like I was watching him trying to live leaving me useless.

The second reason is that Brian’s parents had divorced and the reason is because of his mother which he calls it “The secret”. “The secret”(which you’ll know if you read the book) still tortures him in his mind after the plane crash. This is a problem that other people might face the same situation where we don’t know why these things happen.

The final reason is because how Brian narrates the story of how he tries to survive drags me in and sort of wish him luck and hope that he will live. And what I explained earlier of how book makes me want to help Brian because he’s left alone somewhere in the wilderness.

In conclusion, I really like this book so far because I have a hard time understanding the stories in books but Hatchet changes that. I hope that I can continue to read this and finish the book. I also hope that Brian will survive in the wilderness of Canada.

 

2 thoughts on “Hatchet

  1. I think your theme makes sense if you think about it deeply, and your three points make it even more clear to the reader. I also think your book review is a nice and short but very clear (maybe because i’ve already read the book) and makes me want to read the book. Your third point “drags me in and sort of wish him luck and hope that he will live” actually happened to me and I had the same feeling when I read the book, so I agree with your point and it also dragged me in.

  2. Eileen, your blog post about this book “Hatchet” is fairly detailed, and uses almost consistent grammar (“Vocabularies” in the third paragraph and “sort of wish” in the fifth).

    However, there are two problems that I notice. Firstly, your third paragraph is far too short and I don’t think that really counts as a reason. Most fiction novels will try to drag you in with some idea. Secondly, your punctuation needs improving. “The final reason is because how Brian narrates the story of how he tries to survive drags me in and sort of wish him luck and hope that he will live.” This sentence needs some commas.

    Overall, I think you did a great job and try and improve your grammar and punctuation. Great job Eileen.

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