Island of the Blue Dolphins is about a twelve year old Indian girl named Karana. She was left behind with her brother, Ramo. Karana is brave, clever, friendly, fightful and loving. She cares about almost every animal and takes care of them.
She is trying to survive with her new friend Rontu. Rontu is a loyal dog. He barks a lot and keeps Karana safe. He understands three words: Rontu, zalwit, and naip. He is very nice.
Island of the Blue Dolphins looks like a Dolphin tanning itself. Its nose pointing toward the sunset and its tail pointing toward sunrise. It is a deserted island.
Karana is trying to survive while trying to kill wild dogs and devilfish. She makes new friends and cares for them. She is trying to find her way home, but she sometimes wants to stay on the island.
I think Island of the Blue Dolphins is about friendship, bravery, courage, cleverness, loving and sadness. The author wrote so well it touched my emotions. I laughed, was scared and I cried.
Karana learns how to survive and becomes a stronger person. She makes arrows, bows and spears. She kills seals and hurts a sea elephant with her bow. She also works to overcome her fears.
I think this book is great for anybody. It deserves four stars. And four stars is the best rating.