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David Balfour by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Considering how popular Kidnapped is, and a classic at that, I’m extremely surprised how few people seem to know about and/or have read the sequel!

Kidnapped is one of my favorites due to the Scottishness and the friendship between Davy and Alan Breck Stewart (not to mention the character himself).

But in my mind, I consider Kidnapped and the sequel to be the same story, just chopped in half. David Balfour (or, the title it was published under in England I believe, Catriona, referring to the heroine of the story) picks up directly after Kidnapped ends, like… literally the same day if I remember right.

It deals with Davy’s adventures afterward, including some wrapping up stuff from the first book, Davy meeting a singular young woman and their story, and Alan even returns for a couple more adventures in the book. It’s sometimes odd and I have a feeling while I’m reading it that most of the story goes over my head, likely because it was written so long ago and Stevenson and authors like that were so genius, but I still really enjoy it and consider it Kidnapped: Part 2, myself.

It’s a shame more people haven’t read it because more Davy and Alan is awesome, not to mention it’s neat that Davy finally finds love. I mean, all the movie adaptions like to slip a girl into the Kidnapped story, so why not just read further to find it? ;)

But it’s more epicness and Scottishness and Alan so what is not to love??

(Mostly Alan.)

(Because Alan.)
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
May 1, 2013 – Shelved
May 4, 2013 – Shelved as: faves
May 12, 2013 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
June 8, 2013 – Shelved as: romance
June 8, 2013 – Shelved as: ya
July 22, 2013 – Shelved as: celtic
January 24, 2014 – Shelved as: muskets
March 31, 2014 – Shelved as: 5-stars-awesome
April 3, 2014 – Shelved as: top-favorites-to-sort
May 31, 2014 – Shelved as: epic-character-i-love
November 9, 2014 – Shelved as: own

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