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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
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Apr 26, 2008

it was amazing
Read in April, 2008

Rachel had the best life in her home in Honolulu, with her sister Sarah, two brothers, and her mother. Her father was a sailor who's gone for most of the time, but was the picture of a great father to his baby Rachel. But at age 7, a rosy mark appears on Rachels skin that would change her life forever.
Banished from her loving family under the pretense of Leprosy, Rachel finds herself living in Moloka'i (a famous leprosy settlement)where you follow her story as she learns that nothing lasts forever as she loses a lot due to the disease.
For a historically based novel, this has surely become one of my favorite, although it is generally a sad book.
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Karen What a great story. In the historical fiction category, one of the best reads. Author adds a lot of real-life people and places which adds the element that you are reading something that really happened or is likely to have happened. Didn't realize that people were sent to Molakai for better than 60 years before a cure was found. Fascinating!

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