Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford - OPTIONAL

Milford, Kate The Left-Handed Fate, 372 pages. Henry & Holt Company, $17. Language: PG (6 swears 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. 

Lucy Bluecrowne and her father Captain Bluecrowne own the privateer the Left-Handed Fate. Lucy has grown up on the boat with her adopted brother Liao. Max Ault and his Father hire the boat to find three pieces of an engine that could end the war of 1812 raging between France, America, and their home country Britain. Max's father passed away and it was up to him to find the parts to the engine but plans change when him and Lucy get captured by another ship with a twelve year old boy as captain. When Oliver, the captain, finds out what Lucy and Max are doing he is torn between the two sides. 

I liked the character growth in this story and how the main characters had to change to accomplish their mission. There were some action scenes that moved slowly and it took a while to really get the plot going. This book was not as good as I had expected. 

MS - OPTIONAL 7th Grade Student Reviewer MC

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