05 April 2007
Book Review - Hatchet
My 9 year old son and I have been sharing this book every night at bedtime. Another boy recom- mended it but since it was above his current reading level, I suggested we read it together. It was excellent.
Hatchet won the Newberry Honor and I can attest to how deserving it was of this esteemed recognition. It is a great book about a boy who survives for 54 days after a plane crash in the wilderness alone with nothing but a hatchet. He learns to fish, hunt, create fire, and hones his instincts which did not exist in suburbia. He is forever changed by this time, and I think we are too for reading of his adventure.
We enjoyed this book so much, we jumped right into the sequel, The River, also by Gary Paulsen.