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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
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A vicious captain, a mutinous crew -- — and a young girl caught in the middle — 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 more. Find another ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780380728855
ISBN-10: 0380728850
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This was my favorite book when I was 12. I would recomend it. It is a great story of a strong young woman thrown into a crazy circumstance. She begins a well bred young lady and a passenger on a sailing vessel going across the Atlantic. By the end, she is a completly different woman.

It's an excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book in 4th or 5th grade and just re-read it... Just as before, it was hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great period story about a young girl learning to see beyond the facade of "gentle" English society and striving to do something that matters.
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Helpful Score: 2
READING LEVEL given under "Book Information" is incorrect. This story is NOT for ages 4-8. GRADES 4-8 would be more accurate. Details of crew life aboard an 18th-century ship, mutiny, cruelty, executions - not the stuff for ages 4-8.
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The book does appear to be a good period piece about the nautical life during the 1830's. However, I was disappointed in the way the story ended and the protagonist's ultimate deceit and decision. I felt the author was injecting a modern radical feminist viewpoint into the past, and the plot near the end just seemed very implausible.
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reviewed The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle on + 25 more book reviews
Very good sea-faring tale. Good description of the ship and the ocean.
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A book for adventurous girls to dream with. Historical setting but a decidely non-historical heroine.
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I'd recommend this YA novel for anyone who loved Pirates of the Caribbean - it has similiar air of nautical adventure with a 'not-too-unwholesome' air about it.... 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle, through mischance, ends up as the only passenger (and only woman) on a ship bound from England to Providence, RI (my hometown!) If that wasn't scandal enough, the ship is bound for mutiny, and Charlotte is caught between the cruel gentleman captain and the unsavory - but possibly more honest - crewmen. A fun light read!


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