I thought if you could do Throwback Thursday on Instagram, Tumblr, or the Disney Channel, why not here?  So, Throwback Thursday here at Quintessentially Bookish is going to feature books I loved as a child or teen.  This week’s selection is:



The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi


A vicious captain, a mutinous crew —
and a young girl caught in the middle.

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

I loved this book as a child.  I read it over and over again, imagining running away to be a seas captain myself.  Charlotte is such an interesting character and I loved her spirit.  Even with all the terrible things that happen to her, she remains strong and true to herself.  This is a great book for any young girl (or boy) to read.

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