The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleAn Ocean Voyage Of Unimaginable Consequences 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 Find Another Companion To Share Your Idle Hours For My Part I Intend To Tell The Truth As I Lived It

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • Avi
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 9780380714759

10 thoughts on “The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

  1. says:

    This book just flashed into my mind this evening unbidden I can t believe how completely I had forgotten it But for several years after I just started to read YA novels, I thought this book was the epic shit And it has a heroine And she s good for something besides good manners Either this is way out of character for me, or perhaps as a ten year old I wasn t a cranky misogynist unlikely I also read some of the other reviews here for this book, and I have to say, on behalf of ten year old Isaiah, that you re missing the point Ten year old Isaiah doesn t give a damn if it s implausible that the lace frilled, permed and buxom Charlotte reject her social s, jump on a ship and start swabbing and mizzen yard arming The trajectory itself was the excitement The strong willed woman in an implausible fight against sinister forces greater than her There s a reason this book won a Newberry, and it s not because 30 year olds recognized how historically inaccurate it is It s because 10 year olds recognized how AWESOME it is p.s Charlotte Doyle, I love you Please write.

  2. says:

    Middle school girls who know nothing whatsoever of history will undoubtedly find this book utterly enthralling I won t deny that the story is paced well and the prose is well constructed The problem is, it has no internal integrity Books with talking animals and intergalactic travel require less suspension of disbelief Charlotte makes a completely implausible personality shift An etiquette obsessed, well bred, snobbish, wealthy Victorian girl, in a fit of remorse, suddenly rejects her social status and joins a ship s crew We are supposed to swallow this, despite the fact that, at the beginning of the book, she completely believes in the values of her society that she is superior to the crew, that any type of physical labor is beneath her, etc That kind of value shift would take several months, maybe years, not the short time alloted in the book To think otherwise is to overlook the personality of the character in question and the deeply ingrained nature of social s Add to this the fact that Avi makes feeble attempts at duplicating the language of the time period, and I just couldn t handle the book On the strength of Avi s ability as a writer, I gave it two stars instead of one However, this book s complete failure to tell a story that is in keeping with the heroine s personality makes it, in my opinion, an unworthwhile read.

  3. says:

    When I was about 12 or 13 years old I read this book Before this book, I had read all other required material but was not a passionate or avid reader After this book I have a passion for reading and literature that is very strong I love the adventure and the imaginative dreams that follow such an adventure There are so many books that my mind is open up to now, and I really cannot imagine the idea of not loving to read.If you have a pre teen girl, that does not like to read currently I strongly suggest you get her this book It opened millions of doors for me, and I just really hope it would for her as well.This book is about a heroine of outstanding strength and moral character She teaches and shows that you are capable if you try.

  4. says:

    A sailor chooses the wind that takes the ship from a safe port.Ah, yes, but once you re abroad, as you have seen, winds have a mind of their own Be careful, Charlotte, careful of the wind you choose One of my all time favorite books from my childhood Imagine that paperbacks like this one used to cost Canadians only 4.99 Awww the 90 s I was a huge fan of Avi when I was in grades 4 6 and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle was my 1 favorite I decided to read it to my secondary 1 2 grade 78 students as a read aloud, reading one chapter before the beginning of our lessons The transformation of Charlotte from the beginning of the story until the end, the fascinating insight into life on a 19th century ship, class differences, race differences, and intrigue on the high seas My students only disagreed with the author on one event that comes at the end of the story They were a bit bloodthirsty Lastly, it has one of those really great hooks at the beginning of the book Not every thirteen year old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty.

  5. says:

    I adored this book as a teen Maybe it stretches credulity now But it fired my imagination and made me want to find books about girls who went adventuring in historical times, and for that I love it.

  6. says:

    Avi is an incredibly accomplished author, and this smoothly written work is well constructed with a good dose of adventure However, I disliked the heroine intensely and found it extremely implausible that a young lady of her disposition and upbringing should so utterly and permanently reject nearly all societal s and roles she was taught to revere in such a short time period Moreover, it was absolutely unbelievable that the crew would accept her offer to work as a sailor I thought Charlotte was an unbearable prude at the beginning of the novel By the book s end she her values had changed, but she was no less priggish in her adherence to this new set of values I know that MANY people disagree with this assessment, and less historically inclined readers will find this a rollicking good adventure Despite a major flaw in the book s historical realism and my personal reaction to the character, this is a well written and carefully constructed work.

  7. says:

    If I had known how awesome this book is, I might have read it sooner To be fair, I didn t even know this book existed until recently It s one of those books in my library that I hadn t noticed, and probably wouldn t have noticed if my sister and friend hadn t read it, loved it and started urging me to pick it up I m so glad I listened to their advice and I seriously regret not picking this up sooner This book is SO entertaining and so brilliant and just so good It s historical fiction, but it s not dull or boring, not even for a sentence The MC s transition and journey is so well done and the story is pulled off so well I need a moment to applaud this book, OK Sometimes the language felt rather formal but I understand the author s reasoning for writing the book it that style, it is supposed to be Charlotte writing about her life after all, and she did live in the 19th century On a totally random note, this would make a epic movie Can someone please make a movie out of this Pretty please If it was handled well, and followed the book pretty accurately, it would be flipping AWESOME This book is B R I L L I A N T and absolutely, 100% deserves the 4.5 star rating that I am gifting it

  8. says:

    Set in England in the 1830 s, this high suspense historical fiction story takes place on a ship carrying thirteen year old Charlotte Doyle, a young lady of proper upbringing, home to her family in Providence, Rhode Island There is high suspense as the tale unfolds and Charlotte is accused of murder Charlotte learns a valuable lesson about not judging people based on first impressions or positions of authority The book has won many awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Newberry Honor Award, and ALA Notable Children s Book Award A major theme in the book is the conflict that arises when Charlotte acts outside the expected gender conventions of the time A compare and contrast study of the social expectations of young people today with those of the early 1800 s focusing on expected roles as they relate to gender would be an appropriate activity for upper elementary to middle school students studying this book Some prior instruction in the societal structure of the time and in nautical history and conventions would be necessary to help students grasp the magnitude of Charlotte s decision This could be a 5th grade social studies lesson to satisfy PASS 3.2.

  9. says:

    This book represents so much of my middle school years, and so many day dreams, that I hardly know where to begin with it I love this story In my imagination, I ve written countless sequels Charlotte is my friend and playfellow and her fellow sailors remain some of my favorite people This book will always be near and dear to my heart.

  10. says:

    Is it possible that I have never reviewed this book Or maybe I ve just reviewed another edition Whatever the case, this book is fantastic A young, respectable girl returning from her English boarding school to her home in Massachusetts ends up caught in the middle of a mutiny, and pressed into service as a sailor Wonderfully descriptive, with meticulous detail about life on board a ship, readers of all ages and sexes can enjoy this book.

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