Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Complete fun.

 

Adventure with a capital "A", with just a few lagging, slower scenes.

 

Jim Hawkins was such a delight to read - his impulsive behavior reminded me of my own two boys who follow their crazy whims without a moment of hesitation. Much like L.M. Montgomery's Anne, Stevenson paints a picture of a boy that is all exuberant youth. As a mom who wonders (and is grateful) that her own boys come out of their own adventures unscathed, I recognized his survival as two parts complete blind luck and happy circumstance, and one part determination. I guess there's a dash of loyality and honesty mixed in as well.

 

One thing though, I would have liked to have known how Jim spent his money...