Scott O'Deal's Island of the Blue Dolphins was a great read. A girl named Karana goes through a lot of hard times as she loses things in her life. She goes through a lot and ends up on the island by herself. Surviving on her own, she makes weapons, gathers food, and builds a house. She also gains and loses friends on the island. After her long stay on the Island of the Blue Dolphins, a ship comes and she has to decide whether she wants to leave or not.
The tone or attitude of this book is very frank and matter of fact. The narrator's voice is very flowing and expressive.
I would definitely recommend this book. Island of the Blue Dolphins is a book on survival and determination. The book inspired me and I know it will inspire others.