by Richard Hugues
Quickie recap: The Bas-Thornton children survive some extreme weather in Jamaica only to be sent back to England by their parents. Not long after the boat departs, the parents receive a cable from the captain telling of the children's demise, but in truth, their adventure is just beginning - aboard a pirate ship, no less.
Quickie review: I didn't have high expectations for this book, so I was quite surprised to find myself enjoying and anticipating it. It is engaging, in parts quite swashbuckling as you might expect, but it's best when recounting the life of piracy according to a 12 year old girl. You'd be surprised.
Quickie recommendation: Surprisingly, yes.