Treasure Island – reviewed by Agustin Osuna

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Reviewed by Agustin Osuna

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My name is Agustin Osuna and I live in Cordoba (Argentina). I read this book because my teacher chose this book to make us read and I didn`t have choice. I had to read it! At the beginning I thought that it would be boring. But as I read it was very interesting and funny. By reading it, I know that I will improve my English. That was another thing that made me read this book.

I`ve never read stories about pirates, I only watched one movie of pirates once and I liked it. It was “The Pirates of Caribbean”. This story is different from the movie that I saw. In my opinion the book  was more interesting.

The story is narrated by a boy called Jim who is also  the main character of the book. He lived in England with his parents in an inn. He remembers one traveler called Captain Bill who had a chest. A  pirates went to the inn because he wanted this captain’s chest. Later Jim’s father and Captain Bill died and many pirates went to the inn to look for that wooden chest because inside it there was a map of treasure of a terrible sailor called Flint. Jim found the map. Dr Livesey was a doctor and he was a very friendly man and Squire was a rich man who had servants. Squire chartered a ship called “The Hispaniola” to travel to the island and find the treasure.This man invited  Jim and Dr Livesey to sail the Hispaniola. He also hired a crew. One of the men of the crew  was Silver who was an experienced sailor . Jim later found out that Silver had a plan to cheat Squire and get the treasure. In fact Silver was a pirate who had many friends in the crew. When they arrived at the island, they tried to find the treasure. Jim told Squire about Silver’s and later Jim  went to the island alone but  he didn`t say anything  to Squire. He went to the island with many men, one of this was Silver. On the island Jim had many adventures such as meeting a person who had been marooned, fighting against a pirate and  being taken as prisoner.

The part of the story that I liked most was the part when Jim fights in the stockade because I imagine that moment and it was very funny and with a lot of action.

And the character that I liked most was Captain Bill. Because it was a very mysterious character and he made me had a lot of intrigue. A los of things changed since Cpatain Bill arrived at the inn, For me he was my favorite character because I would like to be like him.