Summary of Hatchet.

Essay by donnyttttJunior High, 8th gradeA+, November 2003

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The Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson and he gets stranded in northern Canada when the pilot of the plane he is on has a heart attack. He is left without food and shelter. This is the story about how he survived. He has a dad who lived up in Canada. Brian was on his way to see him because his mother had cheated on his father and divorced him, so his father moved away. Brian's mother didn't know that Brian knew she had left his father for another man and the secret was killing him. His mother gave him a hatchet before he left to see his father. He left and got onto the small bush plane. The pilot was going along pretty well when he had a heart attack and died right in front of Brian. Brian didn't know what to do so he steered the plane and kept going.

The plane had been turned a bit while the pilot was having a heart attack so Brian had no idea where he was going. The radio wouldn't work and he was looking for a lake to land in so he would have a better chance of survival. Once he woke up he realized he was on a beach and insects were tearing him up. He had landed in a lake and dug himself out. He was still tired and was hurt from the crash so he fell back asleep again. When he woke up, he went to the lake and got a drink, he was extremely hungry. All he needed to do was survive. He had a 20-dollar bill, the clothes he had on, and the hatchet his mother had given him before he left. He found a shelter and some berries as food. One...