Island of the Blue Dolphins Author:Scott O'Dell The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast. — Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure o... more »f happiness in her solitary life.« less
What a wondeful book! It was sad and yet inspirational. This young woman has so much inner strength and wisdom and an abundance of hope and optimism. Through tragedy after tragedy she just keeps on going simply for the sake of meeting the next day head-on. Loved it loved it loved it!
A wonderful tale of self-reliance and survival. I read this book in elementary school and it's one of those stories that has stayed with me all these years. It's a great story for youngsters especially girls.
A story of a young girl's journey from childhood to adulthood. She is left on an island alone, and must fend for herself. A captivating read for any young child, this book, like O'Dell's others, provides a strong female rolemodel for young girls and boys alike.