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Captain Flatus Codswallup needs ten-year-old Lucas’s help getting his sewer-sailing ship seaworthy, and flushes him as a new recruit. Lucas learns it’s not all toots and giggles as a pirate in the sewer when threats of mutiny strike. Lucas must decide between saving Flatus’s butt and getting home before his plumber father misses him. But when the pirate ship falls under ...more
Published May 21st 2014 by Clean Reads
(first published May 20th 2014)
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Middle-school readers looking for a good pirate adventure need look no further than J.J. Nikitin's Flushed. At the center of the story is young Lucas Goodspeed who, somewhat unwillingly, ends up as a crew member on the Scumbucket, captained by one Flatus Codswallup, as colorful and bellicose as any pirate who sailed the Seven Seas. Did I say Seven Seas? Actually, the navigational waters for the Scumbucket are in the sewers beneath residential neighborhoods. But those waters (besides not smelling ...more
What can I say about a book that took me from adult to child within the first few pages?
I loved it.
From start to finish I was intrigued, my interest never waned and felt I was indulging in a guilty pleasure. I laughed out loud and at times was on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next.
The characters are well developed. I love them all including the antagonists. It is a total escape from the daily routine. The only criteria you need to read this book is to be young at heart. ...more