Monday, November 11, 2013

Hatchet Summery

In “HATCHET”, by Gary Paulsen, it describes the story of 13 year old Brian Robeson, who crash landed in the Canadian Wilderness. Having the terrible secret taunting him throughout the story, and his parents divorced because of the secret, he has to survive the new life that he is propelling towards. Having the hatchet his mom gave him as a gift, he has to find food, shelter, and a way to survive. What will happen to him? Will Brian Survive?

"Hatchet" ~ Gary Paulsen

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Finally Going Home ~ Chapters 16-19 and Epilogue.

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During Chapters 16-19 and the Epilogue, a Tornado comes, destroyed Brians home and he had to rebuild it. After the tornado, the tail of the plane he crash landed with, stuck out of the water. Once he noticed that, he remembered that there was a survival pack in there. He started to get to work to get it. He built a raft, which he could stand on. While he was pushing it towards the plane, all the dead limbs that stuck out ot the raft, kept on catching on the plants in the water, or just the mud or sand beneath. Though, with a lot of effort, got it out. In the survival pack was a lot of food, matches, first aid kit, and a rifle with bullets. The rifle made him feel strange, different. He didn't really like the feeling. (173)

Clarifying Question: If the dead limbs stick in the water, why can't he just cut them off?
Discussion Question: Why did Brain feel different when he picked up the rifle? He felt a little
                                  uncomfortable, why? (173)