I walk among you eating, eating I luv to eat, eating eating, SHIT!!! A bird flies, SHIT* SHiT!!!! a birrd fliesThe theme of the story Hatchet is determination, perseverance and
survival. Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced, flies to visit his father in
Canadian wilderness. His pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian managed to
land the plane in a lake, and escape unharmed. Now comes the hard part,
surviving in the wilderness until rescued. He does have one tool to help him, a
hatchet that his mother had given him as a gift. He will have to use it, his own
determination, imagination, perseverance and common sense to survive.

Summary: This flight to see his father in the Canadian wilderness is Brains first
time in an airplane. He explains this to the pilot and tells him that he is scared.

The pilot feels sorry for Brian and decides to show him that flying is not very
difficult. He lets Brian take the steering control and direct the line of flight for
awhile. Just when Brian thinks that everything is going well, the pilot has a
heart attack and dies. Brian knows he must land the plane himself or die. He
tries to use the radio without success. He knows that if he hits the trees, he
can die, so he decides to land in the water of a lake. When the plane is in the
water, he gets out through a window. He lay on the bank of the lake for a
while to rest. Brian knew he needed food and shelter to survive so he set out
to find both. He was very careful not to get lost or go too far from the lake
where his water was. He found a cherry tree and because he was very
hungry, he ate his fill. He filled his windbreaker with cherries to eat later and
then managed to find a cave for shelter. He slept very well, but in the morning
when he awoke, he saw a bear in the cave. He was terrified, because the
bear was only about 20 feet away eating his cherries out of his windbreaker.

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The bear only looked at Brian and then left. The cherries must have been
enough to curb his appetite! The discovery of how to make a fire was very
important to Brains survival. He needed to have one at the mouth of the cave
to protect him from wild animals, and to signal for help. He discovered it by
mistake when a porcupine wandered into his cave! It was dark in the cave
and he heard something moving. He knew it was alive, but not what it was.

He kicked it. It was then, when the quills shot into his foot that he knew it
was a porcupine. He was in pain, and knew he could not touch it. He threw
his hatchet, and when it hit the rock of the cave instead of the porcupine, it
made a spark. He knew how to make the spark, now all he had to do was
find the fuel. He knew he needed some type of meat to survive, so he
decided to catch fish. First he tried to catch them with his hands, but he soon
knew he needed a better plan. He made a primitive bow and arrow. He was
very proud of himself when he was able to use it to catch fish, or shoot a
bird. He would scoured them and cook them over his fire. He was becoming
better all the time at survival. One day a tornado went through the area. The
tornado turned out to be a revelation. It moved the plane so that the tail was
now sticking out of the water. It was then that Brian remembered that the
plane contained a survival pack. It was very difficult to get to, and it took a
long time. He almost lost his hatchet while trying to cut a hole in the plane, but
he was able to retrieve it. When he finally got back on dry land, he found that
the pack contained food, knife, rifle, and C. B. radio. He tried to use the
radio, but he did not think it was working. He found out that he was wrong
when a rescue plane showed up, it was working! Character Description:
Brian Robeson is a typical 13 year old boy trying to cope with his parents
divorce. He is not happy about his mothers new boyfriend, and he is very
excited about going to visit his father. He wears the typical tennis shoes,
jeans, and T-shirt with a windbreaker. He is not an outdoorsman, but he has
watched a lot of TV and always paid attention to how they survived difficult
situations. He is scared of flying, and tells the pilot this. As his situation
changes and he is faced with life or death in a survival situation, he chooses to
be brave and strong and survive. Review: I liked Hatchet because it is
about teenage adventure. When I was reading I was trying to imagine what I
would do if I were Brian. I think that he was very tough. He was always
thinking about what to do to survive. The thing that I did not like about the
book was that everything that he did seemed to take so long! It seemed to
take a few days to start a fire or to catch a fish. I did not like the ending, it
was unrealistic to have a tornado go through and all of a sudden, the tail of
the plane is sticking out of the water. Then, after all that time he miraculously
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