Saturday, May 30, 2009
Paradise by Joan Elizabeth Goodman
16 year old Marguerite is chosen to travel to the New World to begin a settlement in what will be known as Canada. She convinces her boyfriend Pierre to go with her into this scary new adventure. When the two are caught alone together, they are banished to Demon Island off the coast of Quebec with only the clothes on their back. Here they must survive with only their wits to help them.
This is another great historical novel. I am not sure the kids would really like it, but I found it fascinating.