In keeping with my reading trend (Classics) I picked up this free Kindle book and found it thoroughly enjoyable. If I read it as a young lad, I do not remember, but there is a lot of familiar territory here. Most of our modern day ideas of pirates came from this Robert Louis Stevenson book. Peg legs, parrots, buried treasure, rum drinking buccaneers, maps with large red X's and mutiny are all part of the fun in this Pirates of the Caribbean-like story.
Written as an adolescent novel, young Jim Hawkins will certainly capture the imagination of any young boy reading this book. There is plenty of politically incorrect adventure on this journey to find lost treasure on Skeleton Island. "Shiver me timbers."
3 1/2 stars