Island of the Blue Dolphins

Book review by Jessica Pierce, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Native American girl survives alone in compelling adventure.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 7+

Great story

This is a read-aloud for my boys, ages 7 (advanced reader/comprehension) and 10. They love it and ask me to read it to them daily. It provides great discussion starters, some new words, geography, culture, etc. We rank it among the best reads we've had, and there are many!

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age 10+

A Boring book, but don't despair!

I disliked this book, and others like it that I was forced to read in grammar school so much that I hated reading for years. They assign books because they deem them good for you, or the English teacher likes them, who loves the classics. Boys usually do not. Finally, a great English teacher in 8th grade assigned the Hobbit. I've loved reading ever since. I'm now 63.

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