|Plot Summary of Secrets of the Maiden|
Teenage girl named Alex is cabin "boy" on a pirate ship and through her wit and caring for others, she fights to save herself and a young man who seeks the girl he is betroved to. Will the murderous pirates allow this girl to pull the wool over their eyes? Or will the treacherous First Mate make her wish she never stepped onto his ship? This page-turner will keep you guessing as you follow the fight for freedom from the world of pirates to the prim and proper world of the American aristocrats. Which world is the one Alex really fits in? You have to read it to find out.
This synopsis report prepared by Markk C. Holden
The protagonist is kidnapped during a time period where pirates rules the high seas. After a year of working onboard as a teenage boy instead of the girl she is, she meets a new prisoner, a boy her age, that she becomes fond of. Both plot to escape. She becomes engaged to the boy once they find their families, but ponders whether she has grown too fond of the sea to return to a life of luxury. Good YA novel.
This synopsis report prepared by Hope Clark
Secrets of the Maiden, by Mary Gibbs, follows the adventures of Alexandra Gardner, a young girl who lives as a cabin boy for the pirates who murdered her family. In her quest for revenge, she faces a mutinous first mate, romance and danger with a heart of honor. "Alex" shows the world that heroism is not just for the boys, and that it's okay to be yourself.
This synopsis report prepared by Mary Gibbs
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|Chapter Analysis of Secrets of the Maiden|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
- pirate attack!
- a teen
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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