The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition!Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832.But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their... show more
Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition!Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832.But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder!After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!
Publish date: September 1st 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
I expected this to be the biggest hit of our historical fiction reading this year, but it wan't quite that. I enjoyed the story overall and there were times when I was definitely surprised by the twists and turns, but I just didn't fully buy into it or connect with it. Charlotte's transformation j...
Oh how I love this kind of book: children's historical fiction in combination with an adventure story and a strong female heroine! Of course, reading this book as an adult, many things seem a little unrealistic and the heroine at times seems quite naive. But the book is written for children and they...
This book is very well-written and I enjoyed the adventure a lot (and admittedly I do like anything that takes place on a boat) but a lot of what happened was unrealistic. Not the adventure part, but the fact that she was thirteen and traveling alone even though she was supposed to be upper class. D...
I first read The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle when I was about twelve or thirteen. It was a perfect book for me at the time. Historical, adventurous, feminist. It will always be one of my favourites. Yes, as an adult, I can see the flaws. There's just no way the plot would happen. The charact...
Other people have given this book a higher score, but for me this was just meh. There was some mystery and some action, but it never really struck a chord with me. I think it was because I didn’t feel Charlotte was a likeable character and I didn’t believe in her quick transformation.Charlotte is th...