Hatchet - Gary Paulsen Ah! A good read! I must say that after all the bad novels I've been reading, this was a nice change from all that. This book has a lot of surival elements and tips so that if you are ever lost in the middle of no where, heck, you might just survive. X3 It focuses mostly on one boy and his adventure in surviving the wild. It has some real-life elements which is a nice change from all the fantasy I read. Also, I love how the book is trying to tell you that not everything goes your way, but you do have the power to make the most of it. Loved the book. Nice read. I recommend this to all the survivor tale lovers out there!