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True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The

by Avi

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!

Sample text:

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 companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it.

Ages
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
6.9
Lexile Measure
740L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
240
Genre
Adventure

About the Author

Avi Avi, named by his twin sister Emily, has published over 30 children's books since he began writing them in 1970. His books aim to engage reluctant readers, as he himself overcame many difficulties in his effort to become a writer.

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