The Blue-Eyed Aborigine
It is 1629, and there is mutiny in the air aboard the Dutch ship Batavia as she plies her way towards Java with her precious cargo. Jan, a cabin boy, and Wouter, a young soldier, find themselves caught up in the tragic wrecking and bloody revolt that follow. But worse is to come…Based on the diaries of the ship’s Commander, Jan and Wouter were indeed marooned on the mainland of Australia in the aftermath of the mutineers reign of terror. Due to the subject matter I’d recommend this novel for teens only, depending on the sensitivity of your teen, possibly older teens. Recommend you pre-read the book first.