Intrigued by the title of the series ‘Before They Became Famous’, I picked up Caroline Corby’s Pocahontas.
Just to make things clear, I haven’t watched the movie. In fact, I know nothing about the movie except the song “Colours of the Wind”.
The book I read was lovely.
‘Pocahontas’ means ‘curious, lively, inquisitive’, and this was one of those historical novels in which the character came alive. Each character was real to me. There were no detailed explanations to teach me about the customs and livelihood, but there were enough clues to help me find my way, and that made the experience of the novel that much more exciting.
A young girl, oscillating between disgrace and honour, is a character that is inspiring, to say the least. Pocahontas, before she became famous, seems to have been exactly like that, at least in Caroline Corby’s imagination!