March, 1 2010
Micheal Morpurgo really knew how to get a reader interested. I loved the way how he made each chapter a mystery to push the reader keep on wanting to continue to the very end of the book. When the character, Michael was lost I felt lost also. When Michael had to choose to stay with Kensuke on the stranded island or go home to his parents was heart breaking just like when I was invited to birthday parties on the same time and I knew I was going to have to hurt someone's feelings.
Well Kensuke used to be a man in Tokyo living with his family until his town was bombed. He fled to a boat and then landed on a lonely island where he made peace with the orangutans. Michael was an ordinary boy until his parents toke him and their selves on board the Peggy Sue until Michael fell overboard with his dog Stella and landed on the island. Kensuke used to be a quiet old man with the wisdom of the island until Michael dropped along and didn't listen to what he said. Then one day Michael was stung by a jellyfish and Kensuke saved him. That is when Kensuke became best friends with Michael and wasn't lonely anymore. Michael at first was trying every way he could to get help. By not following Kensuke's rules he was stung by a jellyfish and when Kensuke saved him they became friends.
The ending was when Kensuke realized that Michael was a boy like he was and when he dies he would be alone. So Kensuke let him go when his parents were on the island. "But don't let anyone know. Me don't exist island don't exist." Michael was soon back were he belonged.