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Book Review of Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins
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This was an okay book. I read it in the 6th grade and I think it's time for it to go. Here is the summary from the back of the book. . .

"In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.

This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins Year after year she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to katke her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. Hers is not only an unusual adveture fo survival, but also a tale fo natural beauty and personal discovery."