Island of the Blue Dolphins Author:Scott O'Dell Far of the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as San Nicolas Island. Blue dolphins splash in the water surrounding it, sea otters play in the kelp beds, and seabirds roost in its crags. Once, Indians also lived on the island -- until one day they decided to leave and sail to the east. — A young girl was left behind. — Karana is that girl... more ». Year after year, she waits for the ship to come back. But it never does. Finally, She realizes she must make a fateful choice: Follow her people on her own or remain alone on the island for the rest of her 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.