Saturday, July 8, 2017

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

Crow washed ashore on a small island in Massachusetts in a tiny skiff when she was only a few days old.  Luckily, she was found by Osh, the man who has raised her and been her father all these years.  Their neighbor Miss Maggie has been Crow's teacher and good friend.  The assumption in town is that Crow was set adrift by someone from the closest island which was a leper colony at that time but is now a bird sanctuary.  Because of their fear of contracting leprosy, the rest of the people in town keep their distance from Crow.  Crow has begun to wonder about her birth parents and starts trying to find answers through letters and by visiting the island.  The man they meet on the island only leads them to more questions, and danger.

I am a huge fan of Wolf Hollow and while I enjoyed this book, it didn't have anywhere near the same urgency as Wolk's previous one.  The characters were interesting but the slow pace of life on their island led to a slow pace of narration in the book. 

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