Treasure Island

July 7, 2010

Treasure Island
By: Robert Louis Stevenson
237 Pages*
(*Barnes & Noble Classic copy)

A secret treasure map becomes the key to heart-pounding thrills, danger and swashbuckling action as a boy faces the high seas and the grandest pirate of all in the adventure of a life time.

I read this book as part of a Family Reading Invitation hosted by I didn't expect to like this book, it's just not what I would normally gravitate to, but I really did. It helped that it wasn't bloody & gory. I had no idea what to expect so everything in the story was a surprise for me. Long John Silver was the bad pirate who had a soft place in his heart for the main character, Jim Hawkins. I kept comparing Long John Silver to Captain Jack Sparrow. Truthfully, I compared the whole book to that movie series since it was the only other pirate themed anything I knew of.

I can see why this pirate book probably wouldn't be as popular now as it was when it first came out. The story did drag in places. I enjoyed reading it, but I wasn't on the seat of my chair eager to find out what happened next. But, I have to say, that it found a new fan in a reader who normally wouldn't read a pirate story. I felt some connection to all the main characters. I was always trying to figure out what would happen next and which character was going to pull something.

Rating: Borrow From Library/Buy It


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on July 8, 2010 at 1:10 AM said...

That's a lovely review, Jen! I remember reading this book about 15 years ago, I was just a kiddo in primary school. Brings back nice memories. And, yes, if I read the book again, I would probably see Jack Sparrow in it as well.;)

Jen on July 8, 2010 at 5:01 AM said...

Glad you liked the review. It was a pleasant surprise of a book. Hope things are well with you.

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