read Magic Marks the Spot kindle ð ebook ¼ caroline carlson

kindle Magic Marks the Spot

read Magic Marks the Spot kindle ð ebook ¼ caroline carlson º Admiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust “My dear” he said “let me be clear You are a young lady You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate”Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pAdmiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust “My dear” he said “let me be clear You are a young lady You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate”Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate She can tread water for thirty seven minutes She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors She particularly enjoys defying authority and she already owns a rather pointy sword i love this book smit's so cute and fluffy and adventurous and funny

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There’s only one problem The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywagsGirls belong at Miss Pimm’s Finishing School for Delicate Ladies learning to waltz faint and cursty But Hilary and her dearest friend the gargoyle have no use for such frivolous lessons they are pirates Or very nearlyTo escape from a life of petticoats and politeness Hilary answers a curious ad wow i have been looking everywhere for a story about a gargoyle and finally ^^it was such a wonderful book about pirates heroes GARGOYLES really can't express my love for these creatures enough

reader Ý Magic Marks the Spot ´ Caroline Carlson

Magic Marks the SpotVertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X a magical treasure that likely doesn’t exist a rogue governess who insists on propriety a crew of misfit scallywags and the most treacherous and unexpected villain on the High SeasWill Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyl After my last middle grade was such a terrible dud I was a bit afraid to embark into these pirate laden waters What if I felt like they'd shivered the timbers of these books unfairly robbing them of a better life for inferior content? Or stole away my precious time better spent with other books? Thankfully Caroline Carlson's pirates aren't such vicious fiends They're uite honorable as pirates go anyway and entirely lovable Magic Marks the Spot is pretty close to perfect for what I want from a light hearted middle grade humorous populated by lively characters and promoting the idea that both boys and girls are capable of the same sorts of thingsBefore I even got to page one Magic Marks the Spot had already made me smile and snort See before the page numbers even start counting there are several pages of letters which set the tone for the rest of the novel In fact letters documents and snippets of books are woven brilliantly throughout the novel a techniue often used but rarely done to uite so enjoyable effectHilary Westfield receives a letter congratulating her on her acceptance to the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates' Piracy Apprenticeship Program and telling her that the program will change her from a wide eyed and innocent young man Hilary writes back informing them of her excitement and correcting them on a factual error namely she's a girl The VNHLP writes back aghast and offended forwarding her application on to Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies much to Hilary's disgust In her final response to the VNHLP she closes with thisI assure you that I will walk the plank a thousand times into cold and shark infested waters before I will attend Miss Pimm's I remain Hilary Westfield Really uite Furious with YouFrom that moment on I was in love with this book and its characters Hilary is a fantastically sassy girl who refuses to let anyone be they parent headmistress or pirate tell her what her gender means she can and cannot do Magic Marks the Spot is so girl positive and anti stereotypes Pirates can be friendly girls can be pirates boys can sew without it doing them a lick of harm governesses can be sassy and old ladies can be badasses These are excellent lessons for the intended age group and are conveyed in a totally non preachy wayLook at her finding treasure WE GOT THISThough almost everyone she meets tells Hilary she cannot be a pirate because of her gender and social standing she does not give up She has a dream and will not let anyone stop her from getting there Plus she has a plucky gargoyle sidekick to help cheer her up when times get rough like when she's forced to attend Mrs Pimm's which teaches courses like etiuette and fainting Gargoyle is so completely precious with his desire for ear scratches and dream of one day having a pirate hatWho doesn't want a pirate hat?Hilary's governess introduced as a rather drab formidable figure turns out to be wholly delightful as well As soon as she ceases being Hilary's governess she's able to open up to Hilary and truly be a friend Eloise Greyson is a wonderful human being and I totally support the ship of her with the pirate captain Jasper Terror of the Southlands He's basically the most lovable pirate after Captain Shakespeare from Stardust Oh and Charlie his first made is adorably awkward and I am waiting for some super cute middle grade romance to happen laterAnd this is why Jasper is second even though he too has a fine sense of fashionview spoilerThe one aspect that had me side eyeing the book was how unaffected Hilary is to learn that her father is the bad guy Yes he's not been the most supportive parent ever but she's sad for like five minutes and then is completely unaffected for the rest of the book Admiral Westfield was not so terrible that a daughter wouldn't struggle to accept his villainy or be tempted to join up with him Hilary's a strong girl so I don't doubt that she would make the same choices but I would have liked to see her feel in response to what is a completely groundbreaking change for a child hide spoiler