The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle Summary

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The book, “The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle” by Avi is full of plot twists and surprises. Charlotte Doyle, the main character, a 13-year-old girl living in the year 1832, gets onto a cargo ship that is called the Seahawk. She is the only passenger that is not a worker on the ship, and quickly makes friends with a crew member named Zachariah. He warns Charlotte about how the captain has killed many people in the past. Quite on the contrary, when Charlotte goes to meet the captain he is very kind to her- they become friends. Latter on, she whips the captain because Zachariah is about to be killed by him. Charlotte joins the crew. They go into a hurricane, and Mr.Hollybrass, the first man at the time, is murdered during the storm; everyone accuses Charlotte. Charlotte is going to get hung in 24 hours, but Zachariah comes out of hiding. Zachariah tells her that the captain was the one who killed Hollybrass. During a fight jaggery is thrusting into the ocean by the ship and dies. Charlotte is named the captain. Charlotte goes home, but his threat treated poorly, so she decides to run away and live life as a sailor forever.

In the book, there are many connections to real historical events. The first thing is the fact that it's about a girl who travels to America in the 1800s. The main character …show more content…

First, as intro says, "If strong ideas and action offend you then read no more.” This quote is very accurate, because in order to enjoy the book you must be willing to accept the opinions expressed and be willing to hear tales of wild adventures. I really enjoyed this book because it was a more mild version of historical fiction. It didn't have many strong references history-it was more of an action-packed story than one about history. Finally, It had a strong main character, Charlotte Doyle. Who is a female; I like that because it showed that girls can be action heroes

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