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READ PDF õ The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle é An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences Not every thirteen year old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago Be warned, however If strong ideas and action offend you, read no Find another companion to share your idle hours For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it Is it possible that I have never reviewed this book Or maybe I ve just reviewed another edition Whatever the case, this book is fantastic A young, respectable girl returning from her English boarding school to her home in Massachusetts ends up caught in the middle of a mutiny, and pressed into service as a sailor Wonderfully descriptive, with meticulous detail about life on board a ship, readers of all ages and sexes can enjoy this book. This book just flashed into my mind this evening unbidden I can t believe how completely I had forgotten it But for several years after I just started to read YA novels, I thought this book was the epic shit And it has a heroine And she s good for something besides good manners Either this is way out of character for me, or perhaps as a ten year old I wasn t a cranky misogynist unlikely I also read some of the other reviews here for this book, and I have to say, on behalf of ten year old This book just flashed into my mind this evening unbidden I can t believe how completely I had forgotten it But for several years after I just started to read YA novels, I thought this book was the epic shit And it has a heroine And she s good for something besides good manners Either this is way out of character for me, or perhaps as a ten year old I wasn t a cranky misogynist unlikely I also read some of the other reviews here for this book, and I have to say, on behalf of ten year old Isaiah, that you re missing the point Ten year old Isaiah doesn t give a damn if it s implausible that the lace frilled, permed and buxom Charlotte reject her social s, jump on a ship and start swabbing and mizzen yard arming The trajectory itself was the excitement The strong willed woman in an implausible fight against sinister forces greater than her There s a reason this book won a Newberry, and it s not because 30 year olds recognized how historically inaccurate it is It s because 10 year olds recognized how AWESOME it is p.s Charlotte Doyle, I love you Please write Middle school girls who know nothing whatsoever of history will undoubtedly find this book utterly enthralling I won t deny that the story is paced well and the prose is well constructed The problem is, it has no internal integrity Books with talking animals and intergalactic travel require less suspension of disbelief Charlotte makes a completely implausible personality shift An etiquette obsessed, well bred, snobbish, wealthy Victorian girl, in a fit of remorse, suddenly rejects her soc Middle school girls who know nothing whatsoever of history will undoubtedly find this book utterly enthralling I won t deny that the story is paced well and the prose is well constructed The problem is, it has no internal integrity Books with talking animals and intergalactic travel require less suspension of disbelief Charlotte makes a completely implausible personality shift An etiquette obsessed, well bred, snobbish, wealthy Victorian girl, in a fit of remorse, suddenly rejects her social status and joins a ship s crew We are supposed to swallow this, despite the fact that, at the beginning of the book, she completely believes in the values of her society that she is superior to the crew, that any type of physical labor is beneath her, etc That kind of value shift would take several months, maybe years, not the short time alloted in the book To think otherwise is to overlook the personality of the character in question and the deeply ingrained nature of social s Add to this the fact that Avi makes feeble attempts at duplicating the language of the time period, and I just couldn t handle the book On the strength of Avi s ability as a writer, I gave it two stars instead of one However, this book s complete failure to tell a story that is in keeping with the heroine s personality makes it, in my opinion, an unworthwhile read When I was about 12 or 13 years old I read this book Before this book, I had read all other required material but was not a passionate or avid reader After this book I have a passion for reading and literature that is very strong I love the adventure and the imaginative dreams that follow such an adventure There are so many books that my mind is open up to now, and I really cannot imagine the idea of not loving to read.If you have a pre teen girl, that does not like to read currently I st When I was about 12 or 13 years old I read this book Before this book, I had read all other required material but was not a passionate or avid reader After this book I have a passion for reading and literature that is very strong I love the adventure and the imaginative dreams that follow such an adventure There are so many books that my mind is open up to now, and I really cannot imagine the idea of not loving to read.If you have a pre teen girl, that does not like to read currently I strongly suggest you get her this book It opened millions of doors for me, and I just really hope it would for her as well.This book is about a heroine of outstanding strength and moral character She teaches and shows that you are capable if you try