Synopsis: The daughter of a rich Jamaican landowner and one of the plantation slaves run away and join a band of pirates. For both girls the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals.
In the book Pirates written by Celia Rees a young girl loses everything. She had no mother and her father remarries. Her new stepmother tries to reshape her. Into a proper young lady. However she soon loses her father. And inherits his plantation in Jamaica. When sent to Jamaica she becomes unknowingly engaged while she becomes best friends with a slave girl and her mother who have special treatment on the plantation. When she murders the overseer of the plantation, she runs off with Minerva, the slave girl and her mother and hides in caves. She and Minderva soon run off together on the high seas and discover adventure, love, and drama. I found this historical fiction a amazing page turner and great for any fan of books or movies like Bloody Jack or Pirates of the Carribean. Any pirate lover will cling to this book hanging onto every single detail. And others will cry out at the ending. I would recomend this book for anyone who is appreciative of good writing.
10 stars if not then there is no justice in the world.
News updates on Celia Rees...
Shes writing a new book called the Fools Girl
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