The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi

I expected this to be the biggest hit of our historical fiction reading this year, but it wan't quite that.  I enjoyed the story overall and there were times when I was definitely surprised by the twists and turns, but I just didn't fully buy into it or connect with it.  Charlotte's transformation just wasn't totally believable.  I always enjoy reading about sea voyages and adventures, however, and this was no exception.