There are too many grammatical mistakes in this essay ie: plain = plane. Also this essay seems to not grasp the real theme behind "Hatchet". I remember reading this when I was 14 in school, and from what I can remember it is all about human strength and the ability to overcome trials and tribulations if you put your mind to it. I feel that this essay fails to really connect with the emotional strength that is sprawled in the pages of this booklet. This essay would have been better if you had taken the hatchet, from which the title was derived and explained it as a means of imagery for the thematic plot of the story, and it would have also connected the plot summary you have provided with an analysis of the book. In a book report it is all very well giving a plot summary, but you also have to analyse it as well to show that you are able to comprehend and critically analyse the work. Once you do this you will see that your grades will dramatically improve. From my experience teachers are not after a shortened version of the story, they are after the connection you felt with it. If you add some emotional aspects like how Brian felt disparaged and completely alone when he emerged from the plane crash, but through inner strength he manages to overcome the lack of food, sickness and the psychological strain that occurs being naked in the canadian wilderness.