Brian's Saga: Hatchet (1)
by Gary Paulsen
Genre(s): Youth/Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adventure, Classic
Published: November 1986
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (and others over the years)
Official Synopsis: "On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.
More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths: Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage."
Review: I first read this book many years ago (either 4th or 5th grade I think). I remembered the basics and that I liked it. More recently I learned it was only book one of a series. There was more adventures of Brian! But before I read the next book, I decided I better refresh the first book...