Catherine and the Pirate Book Summary and Study Guide

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Catherine Markham's parents died four years ago, when she was just thirteen years old. Her brother, Royce, twelve years older than she, became her guardian. More than her brother, he's become her best friend. Devastated by his loss at sea during the American Revolution, when she recieves a ransom note stating that Royce is still alive, Catherine grasps at this one chance to save her brother. She convinces her brother's best friend, Derrick St. John, to take her from Boston to Savannah on his ship, to deliver the ransom note. Derrick is a reformed pirate determined to bring justice for his late father, who was wrongly accused of treason. On the journey, the two fall in love but keep their feelings hidden, because Derrick sees himself as unworthy of Catherine, and Catherine despairs of ever being more than his best friend's little sister.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "colonial" era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   searching for a loved one    -   pirate attack! Struggling with whom?    -   Uncle

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   trader Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   wealthy Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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