*Might contain spoilers*
The description makes the book sound interesting. The cover, of a sailing ship cutting through the waves, does too. But all and all? A barely decent book.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, a book written by Avi, is about a 13 year-old girl who rides a ship to America in 1832, and is the only girl on the ship. Through her journey, she’s going to be accused of murder, brought to trail, and be found guilty. You are probably thinking “Whoa, that sounds cool!” And I thought that too, until I actually read the book.
Avi writes well. He does an excellent job of making you feel like it’s 1832 feel through out the story. But anyway, back to the story. Nothing happens in the beginning of the book. There is absolutely no action whatsoever, just a continuous buildup of suspense. That suspense is well placed though, because that was the only thing that kept me reading the actual book. In the middle, stuff happens, and the book greatly improves. But at the very end the story gets boring again.
Sure this book looks and sounds interesting. Sure it won a metal. But a good book? Not in my opinion.