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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

by Avi

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a novel set in the 1800's. Charlotte, a girl living in England, is moving with her family back to America, where she was born. Her father wants her to finish school first, so her family goes ahead and Charlotte's father gives her a journal to record the happenings on her journey. This book is really exciting, and I really didn't expect the ending. Avi is a really great author. I give it five chirps.

Average: 4.6 (27 votes)
submitted by Khairun U., age 13
(June 29, 2008 - 5:13 pm)

This is a great book. Not only is it the best thing Avi ever wrote, it has tall ships! What more could you ask?

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(June 30, 2008 - 4:26 pm)

I'm reading a book called Never Mind by Avi. Do you think that's the same author?

submitted by Amy
(July 17, 2008 - 2:37 pm)

It probably is the same author; Avi isn't a very common name. However, don't assume ANYTHING about The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle until you've read it. Avi can write almost anything -- you never know what she'll come up with. I will say that this is a very great book. I also love The Good Dog and Blue Heron by the same author.Innocent

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(April 17, 2009 - 7:46 pm)

We had to read this book for school and I really did not like it.... although Avi is a great writer

submitted by Shannon
(July 23, 2008 - 8:04 pm)

I had to read this for school, too, and I really LOVED it!!!!! If you like this book, you might want to try Avi's book, Iron Thunder.   :P

submitted by Gionna E., age 12, Shawnee,KS
(August 13, 2008 - 8:36 pm)

This book is so good!!!!!!!! Avi is SUCH a talented author! The ending is kind of bittersweet, but I still love it. I just love books with teen girl heroes! Avi writes many other books, such as Crispin and the Poppy series, just to name a few. If you want to find a great book, find one with his name on it! 

submitted by Kimberly B., age 12, California
(August 19, 2008 - 10:02 pm)

I read this book for class and I thought it was pretty good!  I also read Crispin by Avi.  I think that he's a pretty good author.  The ending was a bit unexpected, though.

submitted by Jenna C. , age 11, Iowa
(November 15, 2008 - 2:37 pm)

I really loved this book!!!! It has everything I love in it- mystery, action, odd turning of events, and the "olden days".  I loved the end- go Charlotte! Way to take matters into your own hands!!

submitted by Soda-Pop, age not sure, Here
(August 16, 2010 - 1:43 pm)