At first I had difficulty reading Hatchet. The sentences were short. The mentality was different. I put down the book, leaving it there for a full week, after reading the first chapter. I couldn’t see why it is a Newberry Honor Book until I dove deeper into the book.
The beginning of the book gives a lot of back story about Brian, but not so much that it overwhelms the reader. As you continue deeper in the book, the character of Brian begins to flesh out and the young thirteen- year- old boy helps the reader to see nature and life in a new way. The story of his survival will keep you hooked, right up until you finish the 195th page.
Fiction/ Non- Fiction: 9.5
Not Believable/ Believable: 10
Rate in General: 4