HATCHET by Gary Paulson
This is a story about a boy name Brian whose dad moved to Canada to work in the Canadian oil fields after his parents got divorced. Brian's mom gives him a hatchet on the ride to the airport. On his private flight to visit his dad for the summer, his pilot has a heart attack and dies mid-air. The plane is thrown off course and crash lands in a lake in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.
Brian's ability to survive will depend on his memory of thousands of hours of TV watching and his hatchet. He has to figure out how to live without anything or anyone but nature. Will he be rescued? Read Hatchet to find out.