Where to begin… This is a wonderful coming of age, mystery, suspense, and even slightly historical novel by Avi. This book takes place in the summer of 1832. Charlotte Doyle is thirteen and has been living at Barrington School for Better Girls in Liverpool, England. She is excited to return home to her family in Providence, Rhode Island. But things start to go terribly wrong; for starters the two families that were supposed to accompany her on the journey mysteriously don’t show up and she is left on a ship with a strange crew and a Captain with a supposedly not so nice past. She is thrown into the middle of a conspiracy and is then tried for murder!
This is all in all one of my new favorite books. I am refraining from saying more in hopes of keeping the story for you to uncover! What is your favorite book. Why?