I found it interesting that someone couldn't believe the bad reviews this book has gotten, while I find his positive review surprising. I get it--this is a book that allows you to go into the mind of a pirate. Maybe that's a good thing if you think being a pirate is interesting. I, however, do not find it remotely interesting, and I found this book boring. I am reading it to my son, and I can't wait to see what happens because I keep thinking to myself that it will get better. Instead, it ends on a negative note, and has left me thinking, "This book got published?" If you want to get into the mind of a pirate, which is a despicable way to live one's life, then this is the book for you. I took it out of the library, and am happy I haven't wasted any money buying it. I will not read this book again, and will gladly return it to the library.