The Island At The End of Everything by Kiran Milwood Hargreave
There are some places you would not want to go.
Even if I told you that we have oceans clear and blue as summer skies, filled with sea-turtles and dolphins, or forest-covered hills lush with birds that call through air thick with warmth. Even if you knew how beautiful the quiet is here, clean and fresh as a glass bell ringing. But nobody comes here because they want to.
Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants - including her mother - have leprosy.
Ami loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave.
Banished across the sea, she's desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late?
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