I've read loads of books since my last book review post several months ago, but I'm getting back into the groove and I'm ready to stick my 2 cents out there on my most recent read.
Treasure Planet is one of my favorite Disney animated movies and since seeing it for the first time a couple years ago I've been itching to read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I am neither a lover nor a hater of classics but I like them and occasionally am in the mood for one. So when I saw Treasure Island at a yard sale over the summer I snatched it up. It's stayed on my book shelf til a couple days ago when I was in need of a new read.
I loved it.
I couldn't put it down and once I started, I zipped right on through it.
OK, yes, the language is archaic (1883 seaman's language) but you get used to it and I found it enjoyable after a while. The story was adventurous and fast moving (most of the time) but I think the thing I loved the most was the same thing that attracted me to Treasure Planet: the main character, Jim Hawkins. Other than having a really cool name, he's a great little character that I just loved.*
Pick it up for summer read - no not for school.
* I enjoyed all the characters in this book. And if you've seen Treasure Planet, it's fun to finally see how the characters translated into fantastical creatures while keeping their original personalities.