5.0 out of 5 stars
Enid Blyton & W E Johns stand aside!, 18 Mar. 2012
I bought this book for my kids - it is just a fantastic story. I am amazed at the depth of knowledge of the writer, clearly she has an intimate knowledge of boats and the West Indies. This is very helpful with the storey line, but the essence of the book is the great story, it moves at a cracking pace to keep even the most bored teenager with their eye glued to the page. This is an adventure storey that all kids in their early teens will be able to associate with, written in a language close to their own speak. This does not detract from the sophistication of the author's ability to write a book in a cohesive literate way. As with all good books it keeps you guessing right to the end.