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Saturday, 21 November 2009

The Devil's Own

Book Review
The Devil's Own
Deborah Lisson

‘She adjusted the focus on the binoculars and squinted through them in astonishment, and disbelief. There was something there- or, more exactly, someone. Peering out of the bushes of that supposedly uninhabited island was, quite unmistakably, a human face.’
Fifteen-year-old Julianna Dykstra is fed up and defiant while spending time with her family on her father’s yacht visiting the Abrolhos Islands. But after an old fisherman tells her the story of the Batavia, and she sees a mysterious, ghostly face on a nearby island, Julie decides to investigate, and it is her own investigating that plunges her into a three hundred-year-old nightmare of massacre and rebellion.
The Devil’s Own is a fantastic read, full of action, drama, and tragedy. What makes it even better, is the fact that it is all based on a true story, the story of the Batavia, a ship wrecked on an island in 1629.
The Devil’s Own is a story of mutiny, murder, and excitement and will be enjoyed by ages 11 to adult.
Some other books by Deborah Lisson are:

  • A Place of Safety
  • Truth Seeker
  • The Yankee Whaler

    'The story is cleverly conceived and well written; the past is alive and clear, as is the beauty of the setting.Thoroughly recommended to all who enjoy a good story.' Dept. of Education, W.A.

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