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Fourteen-year-old John Priddle didn't want to leave his friends in Oklahoma. But Daddy, a would-be inventor, was offered a job on Mr. Doles pineapple plantation in the Hawaii Territory in 1925. Hawaii was beautiful, but to John it was anything but paradise. He had never felt more alone in his life. Nobody wanted to be his friend. The Hawaiian kids called him "haole" -- "wh ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Simon Pulse (first published April 1st 1997)
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1925, Dole Pineapple Plantation, Hawaii. When his father takes a job in Hawaii, 14 year old John has a hard time adjusting. When he admires his neighbor Carol's horse, he is shocked when she gives it to him as a present. Knowing that she must walk to school, John is talked into giving her a ride. At first, John wants nothing to do with a girl, but finds that they have a lot in common including an interest in fishing. As he and his parents learn more about life on the island, they d
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This is avery good young adult novel that shows a glimpse of what life was like in Hawaii in the early 20th century. It has a simple plot but that plot is enough to show the prejudices that existed then as well as the wisdom that people needed to overcome them. This is a good read for teens.
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