Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

by Gary Paulsen
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Guest More than 1 year ago
¿¿¿¿¿ Warning this book will keep you guessing until the end and may cause you to read for hours. That¿s how I felt with Guts by Gary Paulson. This book explains why Gary wrote The Brian Books and Dogsong. ¿When I came to write Hatchet, I remembered one call, while I was a volunteer paramedic, to a man in Colorado Springs.¿ It also tells the true-life experiences of Gary. ¿I turned raising my rifle and saw two glaring red eyes coming at me at what I thought was 60 or 70 miles per hour.¿ Parts like that made me read nonstop. The setting of the book changes as Gary tells different parts of his life. He writes about his adventures in the north woods of Canada. He wrote about his dogsled races and his experiences with moose. Everything seems to fall into place like a timeline. As I was reading, every page was a new place, a new adventure. This book gave me a better understanding of both Brian and Gary. Gary writes in a very unique style and seems enthusiastic about what it is he¿s writing about. He has lots of excitement, more than any other author I know. I thought this book was extraordinary. I think others will more than enjoy this book. This is a book for the young and the old to enjoy. You will need to read The Brian Books to understand what it is he¿s talking about in Guts, as he refers back to them. If you want to gent into a great book than I suggest that you go to you local library and pick up all of Gary¿s books. I did. What about you? Willowcreek Middle School, Portage, IN
tldew More than 1 year ago
Paulsen's books are great! My sons are dyslexic, these books have been such motivation encouragement my youngest has gone from the lower 5% to the upper 97% in reading in just 1 semester, Thanks Gary!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
       The book Guts, by Gary Paulsen, is a really interesting memoir. This book is about how  he wrote the Brian saga, which is one of his best series. In the beginning of the book, Paulsen tells  about his life of hunting and fishing for survival as a young boy.  Then, in the middle of the book he turns on his numerous moose attacks, which Brian also knows a lot about. Then in the  end of his book he discusses how he had to deal with the chances of starvation as a kid. All of the  events that have happened to Brian in the books have happened to Gary at least one time in his  life. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it because it is about how Gary Paulsen wrote my  favorite series, and it has a lot to do with the outdoors. I recommend this book to  anybody-boy or girl-adult or child who has read his Brian saga. This book is a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Think rest will be good it is good so far but dont read first chapter really gruesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This fascinated me and taught me alot. I loved it! <3 Me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book finally revealsall the secrets from hatchet! Such a great great book, gary tells u all about his personal adventures and disasters that soon came to be part of hatchet. I expected more from the ending, but it was still fantastic! Absolutley one of yhe nooks u shuld read, iam 12, but i think this book will be good for alll ages.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I recently read the book Guts by Gary Paulsen. The book was great. It revealed to us the true stories that inspired Paulsen’s series of Hatchet and the other Brian books. Although a non-fiction book may not seem as enjoyable to read as Paulsen’s fictional series, we still got the adventure that continuously reaccured in the Hatchet and other books by Paulsen. Gary Paulsen is a world renowned author mainly writing books for teens and young adults. As a young boy he was an avid hunter. In his story he describes some of his experiences. The majority of his novel consists of his experiences in Alaska and Northern Minnesota. If you get a little uneasy when hearing or reading about death this book might not be for you though. In his novel he tells some pretty unbelievable ways people have died from mosquitoes to hunting accidents. In his story he kills animals but if you have read some of his other books you should be fine. His writing style consists of a lot of this so if you are going to purchase or read this book make sure you know what you’re getting into. Most of his stories that I have read consist of some kind of blood or gore. For a chapter book it is a pretty average length. It is very easy to read and the language is fairly easy to comprehend. If you are familiar with hunting and guns it makes the reading a lot easier. His references to types of guns and arrowheads may be confusing a first, but with a little research it becomes a lot easier. I’m not a hunter or much of a fisher and I’ll admit that I’m not the most outdoorsy person, but after I read the Hatchet and other Brian books this became almost a must-read. I definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I recently read the book Guts by Gary Paulsen. The book was great. It revealed to us the true stories that inspired Paulsen’s series of Hatchet and the other Brian books. Although a non-fiction book may not seem as enjoyable to read as Paulsen’s fictional series, we still got the adventure that continuously reaccured in the Hatchet and other books by Paulsen. Gary Paulsen is a world renowned author mainly writing books for teens and young adults. As a young boy he was an avid hunter. In his story he describes some of his experiences. The majority of his novel consists of his experiences in Alaska and Northern Minnesota. If you get a little uneasy when hearing or reading about death this book might not be for you though. In his novel he tells some pretty unbelievable ways people have died from mosquitoes to hunting accidents. In his story he kills animals but if you have read some of his other books you should be fine. His writing style consists of a lot of this so if you are going to purchase or read this book make sure you know what you’re getting into. Most of his stories that I have read consist of some kind of blood or gore. For a chapter book it is a pretty average length. It is very easy to read and the language is fairly easy to comprehend. If you are familiar with hunting and guns it makes the reading a lot easier. His references to types of guns and arrowheads may be confusing a first, but with a little research it becomes a lot easier. I’m not a hunter or much of a fisher and I’ll admit that I’m not the most outdoorsy person, but after I read the Hatchet and other Brian books this became almost a must-read. I definitely recommend this book.
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Guts by Gary Paulsen, is an autobiography of the memories that caused the author to write a book like Hatchet. I found the stories interesting and filled with suspense like his stories about moose attacks. There was many dangerous stories that kept me on the edge of my seat, and I liked that about this book. If I could change one thing about the book, I would take out the cooking stories because that just isn&rsquo;t very interesting to me; however, some people may enjoy learning about their cooking styles. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the outdoors like hunting, fishing, and plane rides. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to teens of any gender who enjoy nature and true survival stories that take place outside of civilization. Gary Paulsen uses a wide variety of word choices that most teens are familiar too.This book has many exciting peaks to satisfy action readers and readers who enjoy thinking about what will happen next. Since every story is based on his true adventures you can visualize more details because you can reference to what you already know about his surroundings.   
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Imagine meeting a guy who could help you with almost anything.  This guy can dog sled race, he is a first responder, and he is a really good writer who has been attacked by different animals.  This writer is Gary Paulsen. and he has written famous books such as Hatchet and Brian&rsquo;s Winter.  Paulsen has also written a book titled Guts which is about how Hatchet and Brian&rsquo;s Winter came to be.  These stories were based off of real situations the author encountered.  These situations made the reader want to keep reading.  Not only was were the situations interesting so was his style of writing. I did  not like this book  because it did not have enough action. I would recommend it to more gutsy people.  
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I have read alot of his books and they are awsome.
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I read this in a barnes and noble once and now I want it for my nook
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