The Puffin Keeper by Michael Morpurgo
I am Thijs. I enjoy reading (maybe a little too much) and being outdoors. I have a younger brother and my favorite dessert is root beer floats.
This well written book is an enjoyable read. I recommend this book if you are looking for a calm yet eventful story. Even though The Puffin Keeper is not a story with a lot of action this book will teach you about the kindness of others and how that will stay with you forever. The author shows this kindness through the strong character development.
The story starts on a stormy day when Allen and his mom were on a boat that was caught in bad weather. The people on the boat were stranded on a rocky island. The light house keeper recuses all of passengers from the Rocky Island they were shipwrecked on. The lighthouse keeper has to make several trips to rescue everyone. Throughout Allen’s life he remembers the day when the kind light house keeper rescued him. Allen had always wanted to go back and visit the island he had been recused on. So, one day he made-up his mind and went to search for the light house keeper. Eventually he finds the man and only planned to visit for a little while. His stays longer than anticipated, but eventually realizes it is time to go home. It is hard for him to leave the light house keeper.
I enjoyed how The Puffin Keeper is a book that seems believable, like it could have actually happened in real life. The author is very detailed in his descriptions. The author does a good job of building character development so you can connect with the people in the story. Make sure to read the entire book so you learn about the Puffins!