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The Secret Island by Enid Blyton

The Secret Island (1938)

by Enid Blyton

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What I realize about The Secret Island is the juxtaposition of being grounded (in reality) and escapism. The harsh, bleak, unkind, hopeless, scary, and tantalizing reality and situation of the four kids - Jack, Peggy and Nora and (?) Peter are both impossible and easy to solve. Heaven is just a secret door away from hell. The preachy tone of Enid Blyton is kept sedated, which improves the flow of the adventure. I really liked the kids. I enjoyed the fairy tale ending of this book - it was so cozy... an ending that I'm showing mentally to dunce like cozies that can only dream of aspiring to Enid Blyton's excellence. Can't wait to read the Secret Of Spiggly Holes. ( )
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The parents of Mike, Peggy and Nora disappear in an aeroplane crash. The three children are sent to live with their uncle and aunt and they long to run away. Their friend Jack, tells them of a secret island and together they make plans to escape to it.… (more)

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