Hatchet is about a 13 year old boy named Brian. He is flying to visit his father after his parents divorced and the pilot has a heart attack and they crash. Brian must learn how to survive in the wilderness alone with nothing but the hatchet his mom gave him as a kind of novelty gift. It is interesting to see how Brian matures in this book as he faces tough obstacles and deals with major let-downs. There is not much more I can say about this book, it was a bit slow and boring at times, and I thought it could have done without the whole secret aspect - the big secret he was living with - as it didn't really have any effect on the story, in my opinion. This is a good book for teens and is written very well.