To become a member of the ship’s crew, Charlotte Doyle must pass a test of climbing to the top of the mast. She faces physical and mental challenges to prove her worth to herself and the crew. She is afraid but climbs anyway. The author, Avi, mimics the ship movement in the emotions of the character as he tells her story. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
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