Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson, who lives in Hampton New York. Brian is Thirteen and his parents had recently gotten divorced. Brian is a city boy who doesn't know very much about "The Secret." He is going to Canada to visit father, on the way to the airport his mom gives him a hatchet. But on the way to Canada the pilot had an incident when Brian was in the plane. Then Brian was stuck in the wilderness all alone with nothing but him and the hatchet. I would definetly recommend this book, If you like action and survival.