I would give hatchet five stars out of five because of all the problems and solutions brian had to go through. I would recommend this book to anybody that likes books that are on the survival side of life, For example, if you are ok with the idea of blood or gore in your head. My opinion on brian would be that he is strong and will try at times when it is hard to even get up. SPOILER ALERT: My favorite part of the book would be when Brian goes into the plane and gets the survival pack. I love this part because when he gets the survival pack he finds food, weapons, and pans for his food. This is a major part because when he hits an emergency transmitter and surprising a pilot comes down to save Brian.