Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins #1

Scott O'Dell

fiction classics young adult reflective slow-paced

194 pages | first published 1960

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In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to th...
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Moods

adventurous 72%
emotional 52%
reflective 47%
sad 41%
inspiring 31%
hopeful 21%
informative 14%
challenging 10%
lighthearted 7%
relaxing 7%
tense 6%
mysterious 3%
dark 2%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 49%
slow 36%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 61% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 15% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 17% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 5%

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