Classical books are the selected novels that have an extraordinary story. A reader always craves for extraordinary stories and all bloggers have to be honestly true about that particular story. Classics have ruled people’s hearts for decades and centuries. All bookworms always lie about reading a classic but I am on a mission to finish the books most readers lie about. So let me take you through my adventure of a new classic novel.

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As most of my general readers might know and I should definitely inform my new readers; this is a classics challenge where I read and review 88 classic novels that I selected. This is the 6th novel in this challenge. As I am reading in advance to keep my books ahead so that my personal life doesn’t come in between my blogging life, this book’s reviews and the summary was decided in advance.

Book Link: Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Description:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson.

Publisher: London: Cassell and Company

Genre: Adventure Fiction, Young Adult Fiction.

Chapter: 34 chapters (6 parts).

Pages: 235 pages.

Series: No.

Time: 7 hours and 30 minutes (the time I consumed)

Publishing / Published: 14 November 1883.

Official Summary:

When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins’ parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold. Soon after setting sail to recover the treasure, Jim realises that he’s not the only one intent on discovering the hoard. Suddenly he is thrown into a world of treachery, mutiny, castaways and murder, and at the centre of it all is the charming but sinister Long John Silver, who will stop at nothing to grab his share of the loot.

One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 novel introduced us to characters such as the unforgettable Long John Silver, forever associating peg-legged pirates with ‘X marks the spot’ in our cultural consciousness. Following the success of the double Audie Award-winning Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories, Audible Originals UK are excited to announce this reimagination of Stevenson’s coming-of-age story that will captivate all of the family.

Taken from Goodreads.

Critics Ratings:

Goodreads: 3.8/5 stars.

Google: 82% liked the book.

Common Sense Media: 5/5 stars.

Taken from the internet.

My Summary:

Working at his father’s inn, young Jim Hawkins tends to a captain named Billy who is suddenly killed by his enemies. After his demise, Jim comes across some papers that consist of a map to a hidden treasure. He sets sail with his accomplice to find the hidden treasure with selected crew members. In the middle of the sea when suspicious incidents start happening, Jim doesn’t know that things are about to get sinister and wicked.

My Review:

A must-try.

This is a great story. I loved it. I couldn’t think of a better adventure novel than this one. Jim is my favourite character. He is brave, intelligent and careless too. The story has a variety of characters served on a dish to you so that you can imagine a story. I loved the concept and the story was well written, no wonder it’s a classic. My favourite part was how they outsmart Captain Silver and when the real adventures begin. The starting got me hooked, with the death of Billy and his father, I can literally feel Jim’s problems and somehow got depressed too but the way he fights those sea pirates is awesome.

A clever, witty and extraordinary story. Couldn’t get enough of it but I had to take 0.5 out because I got lost in the middle of the story. It is too hasty, you see. The pirates on one side, Jim and his people on the other. When they reach the island, I kind of get lost there. The story was going so well but the hastiness of flight and fight got me seriously confused. Although it all comes back in the end. I just feel like I missed the real fun. I have a problem that if I get confused, I stop reading for a while and that’s exactly what happened. I stopped reading. I took an almost one week break then read the ending. Although I loved the story, the hastiness took out all the fun from it.

But it’s actually not even their fault, showing 2 sides of the story are always hard and I got caught up in it. I was like “what the hell just happened there?” I had to read it 2 times to understand. But overall it’s a great great great read. Try it, read it, love it forever.

Book Link: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

That’s it for today. I am stacked up with reviews now. So the few days might be filled with them. Until I finish a printed classic in the romantic challenge I will be reviewing normal classics challenge books.

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Have you read this book?? Do you like it?? Do you know any other adventure classics that I could add to my challenge?? Comment and tell me your answers in the comment section

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it. 😍 Loved your review of it!! Looks like it is short and adventurous. Not my kinda book but I might give it a try (if it’s available in my college library 😜).

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. I am glad you liked my review. It is not that short but it is worth a try and a great pure classic. It’s is your kinda book and please give that college library a break. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ™ƒ


      1. I mean, shorter than a 500 page book πŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚ No, they’re the only ones who have all of these books!! πŸ˜‚

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        1. It is shorter than 500 pages and a great one too. But don’t you dare abandon it. Give that library a break, buy the book , its extremely cheap. πŸ˜πŸ™‚βœŒ


          1. Good! But what if I got bored? And I’m not into these kinda books so maybe I’ll get bored lol πŸ˜₯ Already purchased a lot this year. My family will kick me out if I continued buying from their money, and I’m unemployed, as you already know!!! πŸ˜‚ I’ll only buy a book in 2020 now. I need to use the library too.

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            1. You are boring. Please don’t purchase, spare it. I purchase every 5 months. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ better than you. Unemployed Nikki. πŸ€ͺ 1 book in 2020 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ joke of next year. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ we shall see how many you buy next year. Try your best to use the library or you will have to directly go to the number i sent your parents. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺβœŒπŸ’—


              1. The library only has old books and Indian books πŸ˜”

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                1. That’s such a traditional library. I like that. I wish I could visit it. Do you go there often?


  2. Very thoughtful review Suzan. I actually liked Kidnapped more than Treasure Island, but I have fond memories of reading this with my dad.

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    1. Thank you, Kimmy. I just downloaded the kidnapped file day before yesterday on Google for free. NOW I AM EXCITED TO READ IT BECAUSE YOU LIKED IT. I loved the book. It is kinda sentimental. πŸ™‚β˜ΊβœŒ

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  3. Thanks for this review, which I read with interest because this is one book that I’ve never got around to reading. Perhaps it’s not too late for me!

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    1. You are welcome, Stevie. I am very happy you like my blog…do you?? You should definitely try it, Stevie. It is awesome. The adventure, the deceit, the fight ooh lala. I loved it. It really isn’t late. Please try it. ☺✌

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        1. I will be waiting for your review. πŸ™‚βœŒπŸ˜

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  4. Long John Silver is an unforgettable character and devious as he is you cannot help liking him, especially as he had a soft spot for Jim.
    I roared with laughter when he was given the black spot and the ingenious method he used to turn the tables.
    ‘ What fool has cut a Bible ‘ as if he really cares about the good book ,’ You’ll all swing now , I reckon’
    It’s curious in Christian countries how the Bible is feared even by evil men and must not be desecrated.

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    1. That is so true, I loved his character. Crazy, sassy and bad man type. I love the soft spot past because that makes him somehow decent and nice.

      I laughed hard too. This book is so good, flawedman that even after getting confused I still couldn’t stop myself from giving it 4.5 stars.
      That is true. God is feared everywhere and his crew members are half-crazy so the poor man is stuck with people cutting bibles and acting like idiots. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ thank you for your comment flawedman. πŸ™‚βœŒ


  5. Pleased to hear how much you enjoyed this rollicking old-fashioned story.
    I have such good memories of being gripped by it as a child.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Thanks, Pete. I really enjoyed it. It was fun. I would love to see you read it again. πŸ™‚πŸ˜‡βœŒ

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