Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island has been one of my favourite reads for over ten years...Jim, with his wholesome curiosity, his hunger for adventure and excitement, and his instinctive knowledge of right and wrong, is the representative of the young and the young at heart.
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It was Silver's voice, and, before I had heard a dozen words, I would not have shown myself for all the world, but lay there, trembling and listening, in the extreme of fear and curiosity; for from these dozen words I understood that the lives of all the honest men aboard depended upon me alone.
 

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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a prolific Scottish poet and novelist in the 19th century. He was admired by many other authors, and his work includes The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in 1894.
 
Published April 1, 2015 by Chios Classics. 214 pages
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

The Independent

Good
Reviewed by Val McDermid on Sep 12 2014

I re-read Treasure Island most years and it still holds my attention. I still find fresh delights in its pages. For me, it's a book that has everything. Stevenson was a master of so many different styles of writing. But for me, Treasure Island remains his masterpiece, and masterclass.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by sv_praveen_trichy on May 15 2015

Robert Louis Stevenson set this novel with a true spirit of adventure, that will inspire every reader. This book is one of the masterpieces of Stevenson and a pleasant book to read.

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Reviewed by Brianna S on Jun 16 2009

Especially one of the most positive things of the book is Stevenson's descriptive language, the people and scenery literally take form in your eyes...Treasure Island is a good, entertaining and captivating novel that does not offer bigger surprises. I would recommend the novel mainly to young adults...

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Reviewed by Amrita Dutta on May 17 2015

Treasure Island has been one of my favourite reads for over ten years...Jim, with his wholesome curiosity, his hunger for adventure and excitement, and his instinctive knowledge of right and wrong, is the representative of the young and the young at heart.

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Sarah Reads Too Much

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Reviewed by Sarah on Oct 18 2012

Did I love this book? No, I didn't love it, but it was enjoyable. I probably would have enjoyed it more when I was younger. I did like some of the smaller details that point to the time period though...I am glad I actually read this, finally, but I seriously doubt I'd spend the time to reread this one.

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Impressions In Ink

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Reviewed by Annette on Mar 11 2013

I did not enjoy reading this story as much as I'd hoped. It is not a terrible read, it just did not click for me. The strength of the story for me is in the eccentric characters, the adventure, and the descriptions of Treasure Island.

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Good
Reviewed by Jill Marshall on May 17 2015

Well, no, alright, this isn't a true story, but the characters do seem to leap out of the pages alive, armed to the teeth and ready to go treasure hunting....as you read this book, that although pirates can be murderous and treacherous, they can also be cowardly, superstitious, and easily led. As it turns out, that is fortunate for Jim Hawkins.

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Reviewed by Jono on Jul 27 2012

The book is way better than any version of the movie I have seen. I strongly suggest you cozy up with it for a couple of evenings...This old yarn is a timeless treasure. Part of our cultural connective tissue. I’m so glad I finally actually read the thing!

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