Publication Date: September 30, 1987
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 1020L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 1988 Newbery Honor
Number of Pages: 192 pages
Approximate Word Count: 58,560 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 54 minutes reading Hatchet at 250 words per minute.
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
Book Themes: Survival, Loneliness
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Setting: Canadian Wilderness near a Small Lake
Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.
First Line: TBrian Robeson stared out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below.
Point of View: Third Person from the Perspective of Brian