My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Alan Brennert‘s Moloka’i is a beautifully written and moving tale of a young girl’s interaction with a leprosy colony throughout her life time. The impacts on her life as she grows older are tremendous and she loses friends and family around her fighting her own battles to survive.
The story and characters will tug at your heartstrings and push you into thinking more about your own life — and the good you have in it.
If you’re able to hear someone else’s plight to survive, and you can empathize with such painful scars, you will love this book. But beware it can be sad at times.