Scott O’Dell’s book “Island of the Blue Dolphins” is a great tale about a young girl who is abandoned for years on a small island with no one to keep her company but the animals that she befriends. Though the book is fiction, O’Dell based the material on a somewhat true story. What I liked about this story and what I didn’t like about this story is that I realized how much trouble I would be in if I were left on an island without my cell phone and internet connection.
Making arrows? Keeping away the wild dogs that killed my little brother? Building canoes and snares for food? I wouldn’t last a day!
I am currently in the process of obtaining a work visa and TEFL certificate so that I can teach English in China forthe Ameson program. After reading this I am thinking, Will I adjust to things overseas? Will I end up a lone island surrounded by a foreign ocean?