Dear Scott O’Dell,
I have five siblings, so sometimes I used to just wish that I could be left alone on my own private island. But, after reading your book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, my way of thinking at those times was changed.
I began to wonder, how would I feel if my entire family left me? I would miss every one of them, (even though they are sometimes a little annoying), just as Karana missed Ulape and Ramo. It would be too quiet, too normal.
And also, how would I feel if left alone for 18 years, completely denied of human company, unable to fix my situation. Karana missed Tutak very much, and I would miss my friends quite a bit as well.
I no longer feel that I would like to be alone on any island, ever. I am also glad to know that my family will always be near me.