I loved this book how about you guys!
I really liked the book because of my favorite part which is where he fought the moose. I recomended it to friends because it was interesting.
Gary Paulsen sparked my son's interest in reading years ago, he is now a second year law student. Every young boy should read Paulsen books.
I really enjoyed this book, what I enjoyed about this book was That Brian isn’t scared of the animals that he sees because he gets used to them after a while even though he is a city boy. Brian gets used to his surroundings and he makes a bow to shoot animals with, such as rabbits and fool birds. Brian uses the bow only after he breaks the firing pin on his gun and can’t fix it. Later on in the story Brian makes a bigger bow to kill bigger animals such as deer or moose. The first time Brian hunts for a big game animal is what I like the most. Brian goes out and when he sees a moose he waits until he gets a clear shot on It. When he shoots the moose it charges after him and runs him over. The second time it comes after Brian he gets his lance ready and shoves it into the moose’s heart and kills it dead but its head falls right on Brian. When Brian gets up he can’t carry the moose back to camp whole so he has to cut it up in pieces and takes it back to his camp.
A book that I have read that is similar to Brian’s Winter was The Cook camp. It is about a boy that goes to live with his grandmother during a war and he is a city boy to. When he arrives there by train he goes to his grandmother’s house and finds out she cooks breakfast, lunch, and dinner for big, men construction workers. After staying there a while, the men ask him if he wants to go with them to work. He does and after a while when one of the men get hurt by a tree falling on him he goes back with his mom to where they live. Before they leave though the one construction worker buys him a Swiss army knife and he keeps it with him wherever he goes. This is similar to Brian’s Winter because Brian is a city boy to that goes out and now knows a lot about nature and it is pretty much the same thing with the boy in The Cook camp because the boy comes from the city and when he goes back to the city when the war’s over he knows a lot more about nature than he did. This is a book that is similar to Brian’s Winter.
One part in Brian’s Winter that I enjoyed is where Brian meets a skunk and it comes back every day just for some of the food he has. After a while Brian follows it and realizes it lives right behind the shack he lives in, in a small shack. One night while Brian is sleeping a bear comes in his house and knocks down his wall looking for food. Brian is then alarmed, he is then thrown out of the shack by the bear. When the bear turns back around he gets a surprise. The skunk is there and it sprays him right in the face. The bear runs away and the skunk keeps its tail raised at Brian until Brian gives it a piece of meat then it put its tail down and walks away. Brian decides he needs to make a lance, similar to what a spear looks like incase the bear comes back. I like this part because it makes Brian feel like he has a friend that’s an animal and he does. That is why I like this part in the book and Brian should like it to because if the skunk wasn’t there then Brian would probably have been the bear’s dinner .I know if I had an animal friend I would feed it and take care of it every day and Brian does the same for the skunk every day by feeding it.
I thought tha this book was not the most realistic book i have ever read buy it was still good.
66.) what part of the novel made you feel an emotion, good or bad? why was this part so powerful to you? the part that i think of the novel that made me feel an emotion was the ending part of the book when he dives in the lake to try to save his life. so when he goes into the water he goes to the plane that had landed in there. so he gets a survival pack and finds a transmitter and that is the thing that saves his life.
63.) my favorite part in the story is when he is sleaping and he sees a whole flock of foolbirds. so he gets up and he shoots them in one setting. after that he finds more foolbirds and a rabbit. i think this is my favorite part in the story because all of this food pretty much saves his life.
27.) yes, i think this book was a quick read because there was only 14 to 15 chapters in this book. one more reason that i thought this book was a quick read was because this book had alot of adventure and wilderness which i like to it.
i like this book, my cousin likes this book, and even my aunt loves this book!
Even better than Hatchet itself.