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Hatchet
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
104 posts | 321 read | 4 reading | 42 to read
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
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ErraticElle
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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This is an incredibly good middle grade book, but still reads pretty solidly for adults. The writing is age appropriate with good foreshadowing (without being blatantly obvious). Great information with regard to wilderness survival. I appreciate that Paulsen doesn't let things be easy for Brian. It takes practice, trial and error. The intended age group does have to be kept in mind, but overall the writing is really good for nearly every age.

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elijahsmith
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

“The most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn‘t work”

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elijahsmith
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

My favorite element of this book is the authors descriptive detail of the world around Brian. The author does such a good job of putting you into that world and making you feel like you are right there.

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elijahsmith
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
Pickpick

This is one of my favorite books. I have read this book many of times and it tells the story of a young boy who is in a plane crash and is left to die. The story is a coming to age story about survival. The authors description of the kids surroundings are so amazing.

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Easytiger
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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I read so many books while I was in The Bahamas. I haven‘t been able to catch up on reading like that in awhile!

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Andrea313
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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ahoffkosik
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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On Episode 61 of my podcast, author Sara Faring and I get a little outdoorsy with a conversation about Hatchet, the 1988 Newbery Honor recipient written by our friend Gary (Paulsen, of course, but as you‘ll hear on the episode, we seem to think it‘s a first-name basis situation). We chat beautiful writing, early reading experiences, family drama, survival skills, the author‘s presentation of trauma, and more. Link to listen in bio!

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imabusybee
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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julesG Sorry, second try. 👏👏👏 I should count my books, too. I have a hard time keeping track. 3mo
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Oldschool_millenial
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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? Hatchet by Gary Paulson (I read the last few chapters to my nieces when I was visiting them in Argentina)
? Cabin in the Woods (haven't seen it, but that's cuz my interest is horror is relatively recent)
? -a random song from a middle school play that was gibberish because it was in "chlorophyll," the language of the aliens called "Chlorophyll." It was a wacky, garden-themed play-

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😊🏕💚 3mo
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vivastory
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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📚 Hatchet
🎬 Cabin in the Woods
🎶 From the Morning-Nick Drake
#manicmonday @JoScho

MaleficentBookDragon ♥♥♥ Cabin in the Woods! 3mo
vivastory @MaleficentBookDragon The Merman 😄 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon @vivastory Me?Virgin? We work with what we have.😂😂😂 3mo
JoScho 😊🏕💚 3mo
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imabusybee
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Finishing my week strong. We weng for a little walk this morning. Listening to tagged book. I hope everyone is having a great week!
#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn @julesG @LibrarianJen @Moony @CocoReads @britt_brooke @Reecaspieces @jb72 @Eeyore031370 @CaroPi

jb72 Great job! 3mo
CaroPi So nice 3mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏 3mo
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britt_brooke Beautiful photo! Great job this week! 3mo
CocoReads Love your view! 3mo
LibrarianJen Oooh pretty! Awesome job too! 3mo
Reecaspieces Lovely! 3mo
CaroPi What an amazing view!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And beautiful photo! 3mo
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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

A very simple, direct book about survival and resilience, initiative and imagination. I can understand why it is beloved by teens. I did get sick of hearing about “the secret”.

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ImperfectCJ
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Listening to the tagged book while prepping dinner, and this guy keeps following me around trying to bite my feet. Lucky for him I love him.

brit91 LoL! Awww hes a cutie pie!! 4mo
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Macker11
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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This RF book is a Newbery Honor book written by Gary Paulsen! I would have this book in my classroom library for an IR. This book could spark interest in a lot of students, the trials that Brian went through. Brian started with a divorce in the family and that leads to a plane ride that makes him the pilot. He knows the only way is down, so there he goes! Find out how he survives alone in the woods and if he‘s ever found! #UCFLAE3414SU19

Macker11 Students while they are reading can use ESOL#42 and create a timeline of events that happens in the book. Along with UDL 1.1 which allows to customize the display of information, which will be done in the timeline. The entire book can be told from their timeline by the end of it. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hatchet-lesson... is a resource for teachers to go with the text. Also the back of the book has some! 4mo
Summerm I remember reading this book in 5th grade and we watched a movie on it. To this day, it is still one of my favorite books. It is so intriguing and interesting on how he lives and what that young boy goes through. I definitely plan on having this in my classroom for a LC or RA. 4mo
DrSpalding There are several books with Brian as the main character! This too is a classic. Knowing books that will intrigue young boys is important. Gary Paulsen is an excellent author to turn to for adventure stories. 4mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Mehso-so

All-in-all I give this book of solid 3 stars. I do recommend it on the basis of it being a classic but not much more.

Please read my full review here:
https://tamarathereadingmermaid.weebly.com/book-reviews/hatchet-by-gary-paulsen

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JenFowler
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Loved this! I used to recommend this to boys who had a hard time finding something to read allll the time. I had never read it myself. I should of a long time ago. Great book!

Tamra We loved it too! 5mo
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mydearwatson
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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OriginalCyn620 🇨🇦😊❤️ 5mo
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Sweetkokoro
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Day 24: #wildbooks
Hatchet was the first book That came to mind with the word wild. 13yrd old Brian is in a plane crash that leaves him fighting for his survival in the WILDerness! I love this story, it was a favorite of mine in elementary school and has a beloved place in my heart!
#30junebooks

lover.of.the.classics That is a BEAUTIFUL copy!!!😍 5mo
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous photo 😍 5mo
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Jeg
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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My grandson read this at school last year. I hadn‘t read it so had a quick read this morning. Would be a good book for lots of discussion. Now I can talk to him about it.

Tamra Great story! We read it while camping a few years ago. 5mo
Suet624 I loved Winterdance by Paulsen. He talks about dogsledding and running the Iditarod. 5mo
Joanne1 I taught this book at year 7 for many years. It was a great one for discussion and interesting activities. Hint: the sequel is TERRIBLE. 5mo
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suvata
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Another book I‘m reading from my grandson‘s summer reading list. I‘m really enjoying most of these middle-grade titles. Most of them weren‘t even written when I was in middle school. Ha. Reliving my childhood I guess.

StayCurious And why not? Some of my favourite books are meant for “younger” people 😁 5mo
suvata @StayCurious Yep, and this was a particularly good one. 5mo
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marleed
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Hatchet came first to mind with this prompt. I loved this book and couldn‘t resist this leather-bound anniversary edition.

I also thought the sequels fascinating when rather than continue the same storyline he returned to the original story‘s end and wrote different sequels.

Day 6 of #WanderingJune with #LetsGetLost
 @cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Gorgeous edition and great choice!! Both my boys loved this adventure story 5mo
BarbaraBB Great edition 😍 5mo
Amberdfoy I LOVED this book as a kid!! 5mo
readordierachel Wow, that edition 😍 5mo
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jjbowenkunkler
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

All flying is easy. Just takes learning

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jjbowenkunkler
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

I thought that this has a great plot and storyline. I love that he has to live in the forest by himself and only eat what he kills.

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jjbowenkunkler
Hatchet (Reissue) | Gary Paulsen
Mehso-so

Contemporary Realistic fiction and was written in 1987. This book is a young man that gets stranded in the middle of nowhere after his flight goes down. Brian is going to see his father, but before he can get there the pilot has a heart attack and he has to land the plane. It crashes and now Brian is by himself trying to use his survival skills and help arrives.

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Sweetkokoro
Hatchet (Anniversary) | Gary Paulsen
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Also while I was out today with my sister we stopped by B&N and checked out the kids section and they had the 30th Anniversary book for Hatchet. I LOVED Hatchet as a kid (read it in 4th grade) and seeing this leather bound edition, I fell in love with it. I was contemplating if I could swing getting it and my sister said “it‘s fine I‘ll get it for you.” I love her to death and I‘m so glad I have this copy now.

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thebookishtype15
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

Not excited to have to read this again for class. It's a bore to me even in 6th grade

rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 7mo
xxjenadanxx Oh wow, I loved it so much as a kid! I‘ve been trying to convince my niece to read it 😂 (edited) 7mo
thebookishtype15 I think it's an acquired taste. My brother in law enjoyed it lol 7mo
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alexandracarpenter
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is an Newbery honor
winning RF novel that is perfect for an IR. This book might be a little intense for some students (since a character does die), so upper elementary students only! It is about a 13 year old boy that finds himself suddenly stranded in the woods Alone, he has to survive by himself. This is one of the few books I have ever read where I think that the sequel was just as good as the original! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter I pick UDL 3.2 - highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships - for this book because even though the main character is alone in the woods, he often thinks about his family and the relationships between him, his parents, and his friends. The big ideas and relationships in this book are what makes it so good (besides the crazy survival plot that we all know and love). 7mo
alexandracarpenter The ESOL strategy that I think would be best with this book would be 12 - teach to two obectives, language and content 7mo
alexandracarpenter Find lesson plans here from the publisher : www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hatchet-lesson-plan/ 7mo
jessicabaksh I completely forgot about this book! Remember reading it in either 3rd or 4th grade but I do agree it should only be used in upper elementary classrooms. I agree with your chosen esol strategy as well 7mo
DrSpalding This is such a good book specifically for young boys. Nice alignment. 7mo
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AJBowers
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My son picked this for our next audio car ride book 😍🙌🏻

Tamra Yay! 8mo
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ErinGoBragh1011
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Jschultzems
Hatchet (Reissue) | Gary Paulsen
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Mehso-so

(Disclaimer-Listened to audiobook) This was an odd book to listen to. It wasn‘t written for audio, so some of the text-formatting doesn‘t transfer nicely. That said, the story is simple and easy to follow, but given it‘s written for children, it‘s about what was expected.

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KiePen
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
Pickpick

Hatchet was beautifuly written and everything I love in a book. It was such an adventure and I cared greatly for the main character. I loved every single word written and I greatly recommend this book.

Wolfie1011 I want to read this book so much where did you find it???? 12mo
KiePen @Wolfie1011 go to de library!! 12mo
Wolfie1011 Ok 12mo
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cwarnier
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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I loved this book when I first read it in middle school, and I love it just as much now.
It is a great story about learning who you are and what you can accomplish when left to fend for yourself.

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cwarnier
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#24B4Monday
I ventures out of your typical book, and read some of this months Reders Digest.
2 books down, and hopefully finishing Hatchet tonight.

Andrew65 A great Total! Well on track for 24 hours. 👍😊 12mo
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toric
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I was struggling to find this book in the UK but an american friend of mine super kindly sent over this as an early birthday present for me!

5 stars. I love all things survival so this was perfect for me. Brian's plane goes down in the middle of a forest next to a lake and he has nothing on him except a hatchet

The down side is that it is written for children so the language is very simple but the characters are suprising well put together

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Blueberry
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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YA series set in the Canadian wilderness from my read list.

#BooksintheWild #31bookpics
@howjessreads

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cwarnier
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Here is my pile of books I am leaning toward, simply because I own all of them right now. I am kind of leaning toward, The Stars Beneath our Feet or Hatchet.
#lmbpc
@OriginalCyn620 @whippoorwill815 @Victoriahoperose

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read any of those. Any would be cool with me! 13mo
Victoriahoperose I‘ve read hatchet. I would definitely reread if it‘s the one you choose. The rest all look good too! I haven‘t read any of them! 13mo
whippoorwill815 I haven‘t read any! The Stars Beneath Our Feet does sound good though! 13mo
hipney I‘ve only read the chemist. I liked it. 13mo
TheSpineView I rely liked The Chemist 13mo
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Carissa-Green-Reads
Hatchet (Anniversary) | Gary Paulsen
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Jane says, “Back to the library. Great American Read, Newbery Honor Book. Check and check.”

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B00kNerd746
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
Pickpick

I love this book it took one day to read this poor kid #Hatchet

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Sydneyreads
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This past Wednesday, my boyfriend and I celebrated 6 years together. One of my gifts from him was his favorite book as a teen, Hatchet. He was pretty shocked when I said I never read it!

wanderinglynn Happy anniversary! ❤️ 1y
Tamra Read it, I loved reading it aloud to my kids on a trip! It‘s good. 1y
Tamra Happy Anniversary! 1y
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Phantasma.Maddie
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Mehso-so

I can understand why this is a top contender for popular books; however, like The Martian and Call of the Wild I am just not into books about things happening. I much prefer for character driven novels. Im not sure if it‘s because I‘m in the middle of a slump but it just seemed way longer than it actually was. “Boy in the Woods with a Hatchet FOREVERRR” Also, totally let down by the ending. #Hatchet #GaryPaulsen

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JohnnyTV2
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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I remember reading this for school in 6th grade and found my sister‘s old copy while digging through books. It was quite nostalgic, but also a really solid coming of age survival story! A very quick read, so I think I‘m going to check out the rest of the series!

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AsYouWish
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🎬I don't go to movies I wait until they are on tv or Netflix, so this movie has been out for a while but I recently watched Sing and it was pretty good!
🤦‍♀️Dates don't go well for me, too many horror stories to list!
🍀 4, 16, and 19
🔖Tagged
👍Got it!

@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

TheDaysGoBy I read Hatchet as a kid in school. Can‘t remember much from it 😂 1y
AsYouWish @TheDaysGoBy Oh, I hated this book so much!!!!! If you see any of my previous posts about it, I go into detail about how much I detest this book. 1y
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hes7
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A quick wilderness story I probably should have read years ago.

#GARBingo: 5 down, 20 to go

#MountTBR

KellyHunsakerReads How did you create your grid and which app has those stickers? Please. 1y
hes7 @Hunsakermountain The answer to both questions is Canva (the web-browser version, not the app). (edited) 1y
4thhouseontheleft That book has stuck with me for years, even though I haven‘t read it since I was a kid! 1y
KellyHunsakerReads Thanks. I will check it out. Do you create and then email the photo to your phone? 1y
hes7 @Hunsakermountain I‘m sure that would work. I still use the app on my phone sometimes, so I just download the image from there when I have it ready. 1y
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ChelseaM6010
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Mehso-so

Meh. It was alright, just not my cup of tea.

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ChelseaM6010
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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Started July 29th.
#GreatAmericanRead

RavenLovelyReads My 9 year old just finished it- he loved it! 1y
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jnichole
Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
Mehso-so

Another book from the Great American Read. I liked it, but didn't love it. It was well written and realistic.

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AsYouWish
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Day 5 of #crimesagainstcovers oh man, I would love to have wrecked Hatchet! I can't even begin to describe what I would have done to it! Burn it, chop it up into little pieces, drowned it?! Too much? Can you tell that I disliked this book?

@ErinSueG

ErinSueMreads It‘s still cracking me up that you loathed hatchet so much 😂😂😂 1y
AsYouWish @ErinSueG Any book that makes me that physically ill to read it deserves my loathing, 😂 What is really funny is, that last week I was cleaning off one of my shelves and I found Hatchet, still in perfect condition, and I wondered to myself, why I had kept it all this time instead of giving it away or selling it? I want to say that one day I will try again, but I really don't think that will happen. 1y
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