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This novel is one of the best historical fiction, high-seas adventures for young adult readers. It’s not every day a young lady finds herself on a voyage that has her become part of the crew of a ship, "Accused of murder and brought to trial."
I loved this story and I think you will too.
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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!
About the Author
Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead and Newbery Honors for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi lives in Colorado. You can learn more about him online at avi-writer.com.
Praise and Distinctions for The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A Newbery Honor Book
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A Horn Book Fanfare Book
An NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
* "A thrilling tale, tautly plotted, vividly narrated." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Riveting. Nonstop action. A story hard to forget." --Booklist, starred review
* "A breathtaking seafaring adventure." --School Library Journal, starred review