What will happen if you are lost in the world and saved by people that doesn’t understand your language? The book Heart of Samurai by Margi Preus about a guy named Manjiro getting lost in the ocean but getting saved by white people. Manjiro and his friends were forced to travel to US before they can go back to Japan. When the master of the ship were taking Manjiro’s friends back, he asked Manjiro if he wanted to stay and study English. Then Manjiro stayed and studied about US’s language and technology. Then when he went back to Japan he helped the country from attacks and getting stronger. The theme for this book is that doing something extraordinary can be very painful and hard but it will help you or your country at last. I think this book is amazing because the author uses the jsut right perfect words for the part that is very exciting and that has a lot of thrill. She creates this mood in the text and she does it so well that it feels like we are inside the book and actually doing the action. Also the second reason why I really like this book is that the author is really good at showing what is happening not telling. Since showing includes using precise words, it connects with the first point. The last point is that Margi Preus did absolutely stunning job making the reader feel “Fun” while reading this book. Very mythically I have felt strangely fun during the reading time. It didn’t feel like reading. It felt like I was just having fun and doing what I wanted to do.
So in conclusion, I think this book is about doing something extraordinary can be very painful and hard but it will help you or your country at last. This book is really cool and exciting so if you like historical books, I think you guys would love it!
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