Tara's Reviews > Kidnapped
May 15, 2018
While Stevenson’s Kidnapped was not quite as strong a work as either Treasure Island or his incredibly gripping The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it was such an exciting, action-packed, genuinely fun adventure story that I couldn’t help but love it. Set in 1751, it features such thrilling elements as a sinister, foul-tempered uncle, a ship full of villainous sailors, a shipwreck on a gloomy, deserted island, political intrigue, Murder!, the perilous proximity of the Red Coats on the Scottish Highlands, and much, much more. Plus, I found the young protagonist, David, extremely likable and relatable; he was good-hearted, loyal, intelligent and brave, but not unbelievably (or irritatingly) so. All in all, he was a wonderful companion I found myself enthusiastically rooting for, which always makes a story that much more engrossing. Highly recommended!
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April 11, 2018 – Shelved
April 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
May 10, 2018 – Started Reading
May 11, 2018 –31.67% "He had dropped his cutlass as he jumped, and when he felt the pistol, whipped straight round and laid hold of me, roaring out an oath; and at that either my courage came again, or I grew so much afraid as came to the same thing; for I gave a shriek and shot him in the midst of the body."
May 15, 2018 – Finished Reading