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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Avi

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Paperback)    

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi tells a suspenseful adventure story with a riveting plot. The main character of this Newbery Honor award-winning book is 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle, who grows and changes over the course of her eventful voyage on the high seas in 1832. The only passenger and the only female on a ship called Seahawk, Charlotte gets caught between a cruel captain and his vengeful crew. Charlotte first sides with the seemingly charming Captain Jaggery while befriending a cook named Zachariah. After realizing the captain's true nature, Charlotte Doyle works hard to win over the crew by becoming one of the seamen. When the captain charges her with a murder she didn't commit, Charlotte is tried and found guilty. But Charlotte manages to survive and win in her struggle with the captain and to arrive at her destination safely. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a good book for teens in 8th grade and up.
  • Reading Level: young adult
  • Paperback, 240 pages
  • ISBN: 0380728850
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Genre: Fiction - Adventure Books

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