Reading Counts-Scholastic Interest Level 6-8 Reading Level 7 Title Point Value 13 Lexile Measure 740
Barbara A. Zynda (KLIATT Review, June 1992 (Vol. 26, No. 5)) What is left to say about a book that has been the recipient of a string of awards? Charlotte's terrifying adventure aboard the Seahawk in 1832 is a thrilling story. However, even more compelling is what she comes to learn on this voyage that leads her to reject stifling feminine roles and return to an "unnatural" life at sea. Young readers need to hear this young woman's voice from long ago who acted according to her conscience rather than according to the patriarchal rules society inflicted on women. (An ALA Best Book for YAs.) KLIATT Codes: J*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior high school students. 1990, Avon/Flare, 232p. 18cm. 90-30624, $3.99. Ages 12 to 15.