Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781416936473, 186pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
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After a week spent searching for and wondering about the missing plane, author Alan Heathcock revisits the young adult novel Hatchet, and Jonathan Evison suggests Songs for the Missing. More at NPR.org
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