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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
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May 16, 2008

it was amazing
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Read from July 10 to 16, 2011

LOVED this book!! The story is based on the true event that took place in the 1800's where people in Hawaii, that contracted Leprosy were forced to live segregated on Kalaupapa. People of all ages from children on up were taken from their families. The little girl in the book, at 6yo contracted Leprosy and was taken to Kalaupapa. The story tells about her life, the people that took care of her, the nuns, her friends and her loves. The story is not sad all the way through, there were some happy parts and funny parts. A wonderful story that I highly recommend.
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07/10/2011 page 99
26.0% ""To see the infinite pity of this place, The mangled limb, the devastated face, The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod, A fool were tempted to deny his God. He sees, and shrinks; but if he look again, Lo, beauty springing from the beast of pain! He marks the sisters on the painful shores, And even a fool is silent and adores"" 1 comment
07/16/2011 page 340
89.0% 1 comment
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