Hatchet is a book about 13-year old Brian and his adventures and misadventures being stranded in a forest after an unexpected plane crash. In my opinion, this book is entertaining and I would definitely recommend it to teenagers and young adults. Although Hatchet has amazing imagery and, at times, emotional moments, everything happened very suddenly and a little too fast. I had a hard time keeping up with all the events that happened. Perpich was a key character in the book. Even though he is not with Brian, he influenced him to stay motivated and positive. I love how a teacher, and the lesson he taught, stuck with Brian through hardships and downfalls; as well as the successes. My favorite part was when something catastrophic destroyed Brian’s camp. I loved how he stayed positive and determined to survive. Hatchet is a fantastic book because of the message it sends to readers. It shows readers how to survive, but also shows how much family can stick with you. All through being stranded, Brian was thinking about his family and the times they had together. It shows you to appreciate the things your parents do for you. Overall, I believe Hatchet is five stars.