Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift on a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her,
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I wish this read a bit more like a castaway story, because then it would have been a little more exciting, in my opinion, since ‘‘survival’’ would have been a huge theme.
Although Crow was cast away on an island when she was a baby, a man (Osh) found her and took care of her, becoming her father. She never did have to fend for herself, even having Miss Maggie, their sandbar neighbour, help her when needed.
But still, Crow doesn’t feel whole. She wants to know where she comes from badly
really liked it
3.5 stars A baby is set adrift in the Elizabeth Islands in the 1920s. Why? The answer is revealed slowly, and Crow isn’t sure what her adoptive father knows about it. (view spoiler)[She thinks she might’ve been born on a leper colony. (hide spoiler)]
Luminous prose, quietly endearing characters, and sobering history. I loved so much of this beautiful middle grade book, and yet I’m mixed about one major subplot, much as I was with FOX HOLLOW. I think the story is engrossing enough–and frankly, mo
really liked it
For the majority of my life, I never paid much attention to the word real.
I knew of The Velveteen Rabbit’s famous line: What is real?
And I’ve known women throughout my life who have had nose jobs or breast implants and have been offended by people asking them if their alterations were “real.”
Prior to nine years ago, I had no attachment to the word real, nor was it a button pusher to me. But, nine years ago, we came home with a new baby daughter from China, and though we received hugs and smiles