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YA19: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Posted on: January 31, 2005

While I’m catching up on my book blogging here, I should record this one, which I listened to driving around last week (I’m becoming addicted to books on tape in the car – especially for these hour long drives – though I admit that the books I read and the ones I am listening to are starting to blur together a bit and I keep expecting the characters from the different stories to run into one another).

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by Avi
Performed by Alexandra O’Karma

Thirteen year old Charolotte Doyle is a proper, well-brought up young lady from a respectable family who has been off at boarding school and is making the journey from England to join her family at home in Rhode Island. When her chaperones and anticipated travel companions fail to show up, she finds herself the only passenger (and only female) on a troubled ship on the brink of mutiny.

School Library Journal writes: “On a long, grueling journey from England to Rhode Island in 1802, a 12 year old changes from a prim and proper girl to a swashbuckling mate of a mutinous crew and is accused of murder by the captain. Awash with shipboard activity, intense feelings, and a keen sense of time and place, the story is a throwback to good old-fashioned adventure yarns on the high seas.”

Newbery Honor Book — 1991
Gr 5-8, Ages 12+

Great fun! I do love a good spunky heroine who isn’t afraid to challenge the bounds of her life, trade her skirts in for sailor’s pants and [insert appropriate nautical terminology here, something about rigging and climbing and such :)]


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