I am so mad at myself for not giving this book a chance when I was little. I GAVE THE BOOK AWAY =(! This book overall was truly amazing. A thirteen year old girl is accused of murder and she has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Just by the cover and Charlotte's clothing you know this girl doesn't belong on a ship. This book is filled with all sorts of unusual things. I should imagine that this book is very similar to Treasure Island byRober Louis Stevenson. Captains,pirates,hurricanes, and murder all in one book! I highly recommend this book to every kid on the planet and any adult who's up for the adventure =)