Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

The Lone Survivor by 7th Grader Alex M. December 9, 2016

One day, Brian goes on a trip to his dad’s since his mom and his dad were divorced. Before going, his mom gives Brian a hatchet which was his gift. A pilot flies a plane to Brian’s dad’s place, but after a while the pilot suddenly had a heart attack and lost control of the plane. Brian knew he had to do something that the pilot had taught him, so Brian made the plane gain back its control in order to fly. The plane had run low on gas which made the plane go down crashing through a forest near a lake. Brian is now on his own in the forest finding everything he could to survive with only a hatchet and himself.

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In the book Hatchet by: Gary Paulson, a boy named Brian survives in a forest with only a hatchet and his own experiences. I would rate Hatchet a four and a half stars out of five because it is a good read for people who like adventure and survival. I like this book because it shows how Brian survives in many unique ways by using what he only has for a very long time.


2 Responses to “The Lone Survivor by 7th Grader Alex M.”

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  2. Ryan L Says:

    This is one of my favorite books that I read over the summer. I agree with you and would rate Hatchet 4.5 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed the part when the tornado came and moved the plane in the lake. This showed that no matter how hard you work, sometimes things happen that are out of your control, like weather.

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