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Stories from Days Gone By – Island of the Blue Dolphins

Another entry in my occasional series revisiting books from my childhood…

Island of the Blue DolphinsIsland of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Based on the true story of an Indian girl who lived on a small island off the coast of California by herself for 18 years in the mid-1800s, this novel by Scott O’Dell stayed on my bookshelf for a long time. The writing is very simple because it was written for children but still very visual. It is still a good story but I have to admit remembering it more fondly than what I just read. Some parts seemed less interesting than I remember. Overall, I would say that this is still an excellent novel for a well-read child but doesn’t quite hold up into adulthood.