kadie_darling (kadie_darling) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

#1 Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Title: Moloka'i
Author: Alan Brennert
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 384
Rating: 4.5/5
Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys historical fiction
Part of a series?  No
Challenge: 1/50

Moloka'i is a story centered around a girl named Rachel.  At 7 things in her life are fine, she lives with her family and collects dolls from all parts of the world, until a rose colored mark that Rachel can't feel any pain around shows up on her skin.  Rachel is shipped off to live on Kaulapapa where people with leprosy are sent to live out the remainder of their life without infecting anyone else.   This story was very touching. I grew to care for Rachel, her friends and family.  I wasn't expecting to like this story much but I was amazed to see that I loved it.  I really recommend this book, and if you're like me be prepared to shed a few tears for Rachel along the way. 

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Tags: historical fiction

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