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The Secret Island - a wonderful story

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14.08.2009

Advantages:
Different feel to other Blytons

Disadvantages:
Some difficulties are explained away too easily

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How does it compare to similar books?Very good

How does it compare to other works by the same author?Very good

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One of my favourtie Blytons.

A lot of Enid Blyton books have the same feel after you have read a few, but this one is very standalone. The characters go on to feature in further books, but they don't capture the atmosphere of this one.

Three children decide to escape from their oppressive guardians who are making them work like slaves. A friend of theirs knows of an island hidden in the middle of a lake where no one ever goes, and so begins a plan to start a life on the island.

The start of the book is concerned with plans and deciding what items will be essential for survival on the island. Later on tells the story of how the children make a home for themselves on the island, and how they deal with problems such as storms and unexpected visitors.

If you can go along with the idea that the children could pull all of this off without discovery, the book is a charming, sweet tale of friendships and making a better life from not very much. This is a more slowly paced tale than many of Blyton's books, but is all the better for it, and does not prevent one being drawn in and hooked by the story.

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MaskandMirror 14.08.2009 20:44

Sounds nice :)

sunmeilan 14.08.2009 20:36

This must be one of the few Enid Blyton's I haven't read! Will have to look out for it...

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The Secret Island

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EAN 9781841351414
Type Fiction
Genre Children's

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