My teacher is making us read 'Hatchet' by Gary Paulson. So far we have read up to chapter 19, near the end. The question of this post is... WHY IN THE WORLD IS THIS BOOK IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM??? There is no plot, WAY too much repitition, Brian falls flat, there are so many things in this book that are totally unnecessary . . . I cannot even begin to comprehend why anyone would enjoy this book. Coming from the one who sat down and read half of Catcher In The Rye at once, I almost fell asleep in Literature class when we had to read it. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY IT IS CONSIDERED GOOD???