Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Orphan David Balfour sets off to find his uncle and his inheritance. His uncle turns out to not be nice and arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Carolinas. The ship ends up wrecked, a murder happens in front of David, and he and the presumed murderer set out to cross Scotland without getting caught.

One would think that the exciting happenings in Kidnapped would mean the book would be exciting. This would be incorrect. Instead, it’s boring and drags on and on. It is slightly redeemed by the last few chapters. Those were good. It’s just a shame that the first 4/5 was so bad.

3 (out of 5) Stars

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One response to “Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. When I saw you’d reviewed this book I wondered if you would have a similar opinion to mine – and you do! It’s *alright* but my gosh is it boring and drags. And some bits are so weird.

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