Kidnapped

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  • ISBN-13: 9781437840117
  • Publisher: IndyPublish
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    I highly do not reccomend this book unless you speak old-english...

    I'm reading this book for a book report, oh my I can't understand anything anyone is saying, sometimes I can't even tell who is talking! There are like 20 "ye" 's on each page, and it's very boring most times. I also do not recommend this for 8th graders and under, especially ones with a small attention span like me. Its 263 pages so it takes awhile to read, waste of time. Overall I do not recommend this book unless you were born in the 1800's.

    10 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    I would recommend reading this.

    I thought it was a very good story and wasn't sure what the writing from that period would be like. I am very happy that I took the chance and downloaded the story. I usually read fiction crime thrillers and this book kept my attention and I read it as quickly as I do my other choices. The story follows a nice line and gives a nice packaged ending that one would expect, no real twists or anything of that kind.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    this book really touched my heart

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2008

    Kidnapped: A tense but empathetic portrayal of highland strife

    Stevenson, well within his element in regards to the setting, re-demonstrates his mastery as a storyteller with Kidnapped; but unlike his works such as Treasure Island this compelling adventure story's plot and thematic elements are woven in the context of a real historical conflict. Through this spirited depiction of the Whig vs. Jacobite struggle, Stevenson is definitely trying to redeem the image of the Highlands that the English had strived so hard to tarnish back in his day. This is totally comprehensible in characters like Alan and James of the Glens who both exhibit noble manners and honor that was allegedly uncharacteristic of catholic scots in the 1700s. What's truly interesting in this book, however, is the centrality of the unlikely friendship between David Balfour and Alan Stewart. Despite their incredibly divergent upbringings (a rebellious catholic highlander and a goody-good protestant whig) they are able to transcend their own misapprehensions and prevail over the sprawling cast of cutthroats looking to sell them into bondage. Throughout this plot steeped in treachery and redemption, there are instances of benevolence and compassion revealed by the majority of misfortunes they experience, like when Alan loses their money to Cluny MacPherson. I think it's inventive how he uses the screw-ups to shed light on how important it is to swallow pride and resolve problems with the people you truly respect. I was also impressed with how the events of the story also preserved the importance of virtues like loyalty and valor, which surface from time to time in the highlander characters such as Macrob who continue the resistance for justice against English oppressors. Another entertaining aspect of the story is Stevenson's use of motifs in tying together its major plot elements. Much like the "hands" motiff in Treasure Island, Stevenson is very consistent in using themes like inheritance, especially primogeniture, to impress upon the reader what was principal or significant back in those times. All and all, it is a very exciting read and especially appealing to anyone of Scottish descent.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Great Book!

    I felt the urge to write this reveiew after reading one written March 21, 2011, in which the writer of the review was reading Kidnapped for school, and complained of the length (236 pages) and the oldfashioned writing. I have two things to say to that. One, when was written people, as individuals were much smarter than they are now, being able to read very complex books with difficult language, and comprehend them perfectly. Two, I happen to have read Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens, which for your information is 755 pages long and i read it cover to cover. I am twelve. For those who want to know whether this is a good book or not, I highly reccomend it. Best of luck on your own readinging adventure!
    SGP

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2010

    Great story!

    The story moves along and is so well told, I felt as though I were witnessing it first hand.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 9, 2013

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    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2007

    Kidnapped

    Help! Help! Those are the words of David Balfour. David Balfour is a seventeen year old boy in a realistic fiction book called Kidnapped. In the book David¿s father is dieing so he gives a man named Mr. Campbell a letter to give to David. David receives the letter after his father dies and the letter says to go to a place called the house of Shaws. When David gets there he realizes that the man living there is his uncle. Later his uncle sells David to a ship captain named Hoseason for a slave because the house that his uncle lives in is David¿s and David¿s uncle wants it all to himself. Then a guy named Alan Breck Stewart comes on the ship. David overhears plot to get Alan¿s money so David warns Alan and they both fight the crew. Later David falls of the ship and swims back to land. I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone that likes action and adventure books. I would recommend the book because it was interesting. It was interesting because the author wrote the book in first-person point of view. This made the story come form the main characters eyes and thoughts. Also I would recommend it because the imagery that Robert Louis Stevenson used was great. The imagery that Robert Louis Stevenson used was great because when I was reading the book I could picture the events that were happening in the story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 2, 2014

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    Posted June 23, 2014

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    Posted April 27, 2014

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    Posted March 27, 2014

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