On the ultimate treasure hunt young Jim Hawkins finds himself battling the infamous Long John Silver in this illustrated, easy-reading adaptation of the classic pirate yarn. Reading level: 2.5.
it has an excellent plot and theme. Stevenson also writes using lots of details, and many
interesting similes and metaphors.
This story of adventure fiction tells about Jim Hawkins the young protagonist who
happens upon a treasure map. He then joins up with Dr Livesey who will lead the
adventure and the dangerous voyage filled with obstacles, and the evil pirate Long Jon
Silver and his crew in search of the buried treasure. The story begins in England in the
year 1854, but they then sail to Treasure Island.
This book is written in past and present tense from the points of view of Jim
Hawkins, and Dr Livesey. Here are some examples of Stevevson's writing as he uses
several details. "From the side of the hill, which was here steep and stony, a spout of
gravel was dislodged, and fell rattling and bounding threw the trees." Here's an example
of Stevenson's great skill as he uses similes and metaphors. "From trunk to trunk the
creature flitted like a dear, running man like on two legs, but unlike any man I had ever
seen stooping almost double as it ran."
Every page is exciting and thrilling, often leaving the reader hanging on the edge,
not knowing what's going to happen next. I think the chapter titles are really nice
because they give you a small idea about what's coming up next.
If your looking for an exciting and adventurous story I think that you would truly
enjoy this book.