A vicious captain, a mutinous crew—and a young girl caught in the middle.
"Not every thirteen-year old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however, this is no Story of a Bad Boy, no What Katy Did. If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it."
Avi is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner. First published in 1990, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is one of his most acclaimed works.