Sometimes you read a book and it just crawls right inside you from the beginning. Molokai by Alan Brennert is such a book. Following the life of seven year old Rachel Kalama as she is sentenced to the Leper Colony on Molokai simply for having the disease, we see her indomitable spirit as she not only makes friends, falls in love, experiences incredible losses, but survives. I need more words, somehow, to describe how much this book has touched my soul. You can find my amazon review at http://tinyurl.com/53k3u7.