Hatchet Book Review

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Hatchet Book Review

This is a book review about what I thought if the book Hatchet by: Gary Paulsen after reading it as a class.

The main theme in the book is survival, because Brian Robeson has to learn how to get along with nature, and become one with nature, which is called symbiosis.

Included in survival, Brian also had to have courage, to go inside the plane and get the survival pack, strength to push the raft that he built all the way to the plane. Brian also had to learn how to be independent, for example, he had to make his own shelter and find and catch his own food, like fish. While Brian was in the wild, he learned a very important lesson, and that was how to problem solve, for example; he found a small ledge, that he wanted to use as his food shelf, but he didn’t know how to get up top it.

Gary Paulsen made a lot of the things or animals that Brian encountered have symbolism. For example the hatchet could mean life or death, depending on how you used it. Wolves are proud, but have to stay in packs in order to survive.

When Brian first crashed, he was used to seeing the colours white, gray and black, but when he got to the wild the colours changed to blue and green. He was also used to just seeing an illusion, and now he saw the reality.

The author’s writing techniques are to use repetition a lot and repeat all of the key phrases to get you interested and hooked into the book. Gary Paulsen also makes the book so that when you read it, you feel like you are really there and all of this is happening to you.

Overall, I thought that the book Hatchet was very interesting and descriptive so that you get hooked right away. You would also try to imagine how all of the scenery would look, and have a little movie playing inside your head.

In conclusion this is what I thought of the book Hatchet by: Gary Paulson together as a class.
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