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Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
This is probably one of the most oldest books that I have ever read. Yet, it is very interesting and I loved reading it. It taught me how life was like a very long while ago. It was quite interesting with some history based on the story.
This is a wonderful book for all ages, but especially for children who want adventure fiction. It's particularly note-worthy as it has a female heroine who is smart and bold. Kids (and adults!) will be interested to know that it is based on a true story. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juana_Maria