Hatchet

Trees. Dirt. Leaves. Rocks. Alone.

Brian Robeson is going to visit his father in Canada by being flown in a two-seater plane. But when the pilot has a heart attack, Brian is left to fly the plane, alone. Not knowing which way he is supposed to be going, he just keeps flying until,

“…between the seventeenth and eighteenth radio transmissions, without a warning, the engine coughed, roared violently for a second and died.”

After crash landing into a pond, Brian must survive in the Canadian wilderness with only a hatchet, a ripped windbreaker jacket and his own self courage and knowledge. Facing many challenges and obstacles, he will keep fighting. And with the dreadful secret about his mother tearing him apart, there may be more mental pain in the whole ordeal than physical. Read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and you will agree; it is a timeless classic.

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The Hunger Games

North America has split into 12 districts. When the number gets higher the poorer the district gets. A girl in district 12 named Katniss Everdeen is having a tough time getting food for her familiy, on top of her father dying, and having her mother in the house since the tragedy happened. But with her extreme skill in archery she manages to get by. The Hunger Games are approaching and the picking of the contestants is about to begin. The  hunger games is where one person from each district is choosen to compete in an arena in the capital where the contestants are to fight for their lives. The last one to live is the winner and gets to live in one of the Victor’s Mansions in their district. When the hunger games picks her sister, Primrose, Katniss takes her sisters place to be in the hunger games. Along with her teammate Peta Melark they head to the arena where Katniss uses her extreme archery skill to battle for her life.

READ IT!!!!

A movie of The Hunger Games is coming out in March!

Review by Jenny

Leepike Ridge

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Eleven year old Thomas Hammond has always lived next to Leepike Ridge. His house is chained on top of the ridge for fear of it toppling off in high winds. One night, unable to sleep, Tom heads down to the stream that borders their (his mother and Tom) land. He discovers a large piece of refrigerator foam lying on the bank of the river. He tentatively steps on it with one foot, two feet, and miraculously it held Tom’s weight! What seems to be an aimless trip on the river, Tom falls asleep and then the aimless trip on the river turns into the deadly rapids that suck Tom into an underwater cavern. Read Leepike Ridge to find out what happens.