Island of the Blue Dolphins ***** by Scott O' Dell
Overview: This was a book about a girl who has to survive on an island because her tribe leaves her. She has to hunt, make weapons, and hide from her enemies. She makes a lot of friends with the animals after awhile. This is a great survival story. Eventually people come to rescue her. (The dog on the front is a wild dog that becomes her pet.)
Negative Elements: People die, animals die, and she has to leave all her animal friends that live on the island when she leaves.
Positive Elements: care, friendship.
Conclusion: I loved this book, except for the sad parts. I think you should read it if you handle sad parts well.
by Summer Staples, 10