Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cap'n Annalisa Townsend Hunts Low-Life Scum-Sucking Pirates [Book Inspection]

To Catch A Pirate
Plot Sketch: Annalisa Townsend is on her way with her father to set up government on an English-claimed island in the Atlantic. On their way, their ship along is accosted by pirates. Annalisa meets James Sterling, a pirate, who takes a kiss instead of a finger. With suspicion of fraternization with pirates looming on her jail-ridden father, she takes off, forging her own letter of marque with a crew and a ship, set to find the chest of gold that the pirates thieved from her father to clear his name.

Verdict: I Heart It! I read this during the Read. Read. Read-A-Thon, and flew through it. I loved the adventure and empowerment it brought to a young woman, however implausible it may be. The writing was light and the content was definitely squee-worthy at least a few times. It's a quick read, so go ahead, indulge yourself!

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
Atlantic Ocean

What is the main character's name?
Annalisa Townsend

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
Love her and her sense of right and wrong.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
a few hours

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?

Is this a good read for Monster?
I think no... it's more of a historical YA romancy-type book, so I'm not sure boys would like it.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
maybe just a few tweaks for plausibility's sake

What was I Heart Monster's favorite line?
"You're the only treasure I'll ever need." p. 226

How many chapters were in the book?


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Point
Publish Date: May 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 0439026946

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