Topic: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I started reading a new book called Hatchet. What is happening right now is Brian which is the protagonist, his parents got a divorce and he stays with his Mom during the school year and his Dads during summer. Right now his Mom is taking him to the jet so he can be flying out to his Dad's house but before they arrive at the airport his Mom gives him a small hatchet to go on his belt. I am at the part where they are up flying in the air.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

So I read more of the book called Hatchet and so far it is a great book with lots of detail so far. Right now when they are flying up in the air and the Poilet was having very bad pains in his shoulder and ended up having a heart attack and now Brian which is the protagonist's name has to fly the plane by himself while not knowing what to do. So he was getting somewhat in contact with flight control but soon wasn't.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I read more of the book Hatchet and what is happening now is Brian now has stopped the engine and is deciding to freefall while still maintaining control of the plane hoping to find a lake to land it in so it would be smoother. As Brian thought hard about these decisions he realized that the only good landing procedure would be landing in the lake cause in the trees would rip apart the plane and him. Brain kept gliding the plane in hopes of finding a lake but he couldn't, then he did and an open area of trees that lead to a lake so know he was trying to put the plane there then he hit the ground and the plane slide into the water now sinking. Brian found a spot he could get out of in the window and he did now trying to get to the surface without passing out from lack of air and he did, now brian was cold wet and was being eating alive from mosquitoes but also alone by himself in the wilderness.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

In the book Hatchet what is happening now is he is very thirsty and hungry. so he goes by the lake and he doesn't know if it is clean and healthy to drink so he finds a log because at the surface it was murky and full of bugs so with the log he went out farther until it was cleaner and leaned over and drank until he couldn't anymore. Then when he got back he kept on having thoughts of a juicy burger which made him hungry. He didn't know what to do but he thought back to one of his classes and what his teachers said and it is helping him survive his teacher told him to stay motivated and that is what he is doing. That is what I have read so far in the book Hatchet.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I read more of the book Hatchet and what is happening now is brian needs to make a shelter to be safer from the wildlife because if there are Bears and Wolves out there and his shelter is the tree he could get attacked so he went and looked around the lake so he was nearby the lake for direction and ended up finding a smaller cave. So Brian ended up remodeling and making that a better shelter and so he had that part done. Next, he was very hungry so he thought hard about what he could eat and berries came up so then he went still looking at the lake so he didn't get lost went into the forest to find some berries for food and ended up seeing a bird that went to the berries and when Brian saw them he ate until he was full then took a lot of berries and put them in his windbreaker and took the back to his shelter. After he got back he made his shelter bigger. That is what I have rad so far.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I read more of the book Hatchet and what is happening now is at the start of the chapter he woke up and he had a bad pain in his stomach and it was all of the berries he ate from that bush when he was hungry so after Brain dealt with that he ended up calling those berries gut cherries and decided if he was hungry and was going to eat those berries he could only eat little at a time so know he had to go looking for more food so he went out back into the forest still keeping an eye out of where he was so he didn't get lost found a raspberry bush and they were fully ripe and ready to eat and Brian knew it was a rasberry bush because when him and his friend went biking in the park they had those bushes and his friend and him would go and eat them. Also when he was picking the raspberries and after he was full he picked more and put them in his windbreaker but as soon he looks the other way he saw a bear eating berries but then the bear stood up and then went back down and left mining his own business. That is what I have read so far.

Re: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I read more of the book Hatchet and what is happening right now is Brian is sleeping and something struck his leg like a needle and his leg was in bad pain and didn't know what it was until he felt the 8 needle-like things in his legs and he knew that it was a Porcupine and there were 8 quills in his leg. Brian tried and ended up pulling out some of the quills but was in a lot of pain and he cried for a while in the corner of his shelter. Brain realized and remember something that being sorry for your self didn't get you anywhere. after Brian just had a bunch of flashbacks then remembered that when he threw his hatchet at the Porkupine it created a spark and realized that I how he needed to start his fire. That is what I have read so far.