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Orphan Island

Orphan Island

Ditulis oleh Laurel Snyder

Diceritakan oleh Kim Mai Guest


Orphan Island

Ditulis oleh Laurel Snyder

Diceritakan oleh Kim Mai Guest

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3.5/5 (27 peringkat)
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7 hours
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Dirilis:
May 30, 2017
ISBN:
9780062698124
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Deskripsi

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

For readers who loved Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island.

On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them—and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again.

Today's Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny's best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now-to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they've always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back-and take her away forever from the only home she's known?

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Tentang penulis

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books and novels for children, including National Book Award nominee Orphan Island and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Charlie & Mouse. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Atlanta with her family and can be found online at www.laurelsnyder.com.

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  • (2/5)
    The premise was wonderful. The ending? Not so much. No mystery solved. No questions answered. This had the potential to be a life-changing book. Instead, it seems the author simply ran out of steam. Disappointed.
  • (4/5)
    Each year a boat arrives leaving a younger child to replace an older child who leaves the island forever.
  • (3/5)
    The book jacket description made me so excited to read this book! And while I will not spoil anything, I will give a warning: the story itself is beautiful...but there are no answers for anything. No answers on how the orphans got there, why they are there, and where they go when they leave. If that kind of thing drives you crazy, just be prepared!
  • (2/5)
    I thought I was going to love this book....and at first I did...until the end. Then I felt as though reading it had been a waste of my time.I loved the premise of the book...nine orphans on a deserted island. Each year, a new young orphan would arrive in a boat (from somewhere) and the eldest orphan would climb in the boat and leave. When the story begins, the boat has arrived, bringing a new child to the island and taking Jinny's best friend away. Now Jinny is the eldest and in charge of teaching this new child everything that she must know to survive. As Jinny grows closer to the day when the boat will arrive again, she begins questioning everything that she knows and trusts on the island.Without giving away the ending, let's just say that it's a big let down. All of the questions that Jinny has and the realizations that she uncovers about their lives on this island are never answered and the ending is just anticlimactic.
  • (1/5)
    This book began with such promise, and it sustained my interest for quite a while - then, it was repetitive, and trite, and really? boring Too bad - I would have loved it.
  • (5/5)
    This book kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I had things figured out, author Laurel Snyder threw in a new twist. Who sent these nine kids to the island? Why can there only be nine kids at one time? Why are there certain rules to follow on the island and who created them? Why does the oldest child have to leave when a new child arrives? If you love mystery, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy, you will love ORPHAN ISLAND. I recommend this book for grades four and up.
  • (3/5)
    I loved the first half of this book and then it swiftly took a downward turn after one pivotal event. Jinny is a very selfish character, that’s evident from the beginning of this book and she just continues to be selfish until something horrible happens and she learns the hard way that you cannot love life thinking only about yourself. The first half of this book was 5 stars, the second half was a 1 star read.
  • (4/5)
    I would describe this book as softly real, bittersweet, and wise. A reflective piece of work with a great soul. I would definitely recommend it. It has meaningful character development, and is an interesting story and plot in general.
  • (5/5)
    Unsettling in all the best ways.
  • (4/5)
    Once a year, the boat comes to the island, bringing one orphan (the youngest) and taking one (the oldest) away. When Deen’s turn comes to leave, Jinny hates losing her best friend — but she hates even more the idea that next year, it will be her turn. As the time passes, she wonders: does she really have to go?I enjoyed this book, but I’m left with a lot of questions. Questions about what happens after the events of the book, and what happened before the events of the book. Questions about the island, its magic, and its connection to our world. I feel like there could be another book about the island and these characters, but I also suspect that there won’t be another book.If you like children’s books with some magic, ones that make you think, I recommend this one. Just don’t expect it to answer all of your questions!