Name of Book: Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Summary: From BN.com: Heady tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure as seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim Hawkins. An action-packed adventure story that will hypnotize young readers and entertain older ones.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
What I Liked: I loved the pirate story told here. The characters were pretty well developed and this is a classic book that read easily. Well, easier than most classics. The descriptions of the island were incredible.
What I Didn’t Like: There were times when it was difficult to keep the names and characteristics of the supporting characters straight. I found myself back tracking a few lines to see who was being referred to. Also, it seems that classic books like to leave at least one unanswered question. Spoiler Alert: Silver just leaves? WTH?
Overall Thoughts: When I added this book to my list, I wasn’t sure if I truly wanted to read it. I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the story very much. This is a book that I would definitely get if I ever had a son.
Final Rating: Silver Star
Recommended? Yes, no matter if you are young, old, boy, or girl. Read this story at least once.