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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Read The World - Fiji - The Blue Lagoon

Book: The Blue Lagoon
Author: De Vere Stacpoole
Pages: 215
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 129th read for the year.

This short novel is the story of Dick and Emmeline who are marooned on the island of Fiji after a shipwreck.  Their cook from their original ship, Paddy, is marooned with them, and together they learn how to survive, knowing that a rescue may never come.  Paddy dies after 2 1/2 years on the island and the children are left alone to fend for themselves.  They become teenagers while living there - and soon fall in love.  Meanwhile, Dick's father - alive on the other side of the world - is determined to find them, thinking they have to still be alive.

This was a very short book.  I have seen the movie in the past, and it was much more of a romantic movie, I feel, than a romantic book.  I thought the book was pretty good.  Romance is not my favorite genre, and I usually stay far away from it, but after reading the reviews I decided to give it a go.  The romance part is actually quite short lived in the book and it ends differently than the movie, which I also liked.

I would give it a try.  I read it in a day and a half, and while it didn't give me a lot of knowledge about Fiji, it was a good read.  Not high quality literature, but entertaining.

Stars: 3 1/2

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