Treasure Island is the story of Jim, a boy who watches over an inn in an English seaside town with his mother and his father. A new guest at the inn, Bill, terrifies everyone at the inn with his raunchy sea songs and threats of violence.
Bill dies just as pirates try to kill Bill and to steal his things. Just before the pirates can burst in and find Jim and his mom, the two of them escape with a number of coins and a pouch. Jim finds out that there is a treasure map hidden in the pouch.
After showing this map to the doctor that treated his father, the doctor decides to set sail for "Treasure Island."
The squire and doctor hire some men to head the voyage, including Long John Silver as the ship's cook. Along the journey at sea, Jim falls asleep inside a barrel and awakes to hear that Silver has planned a rebellion along with most of the crew.
Once they reach the island, Jim goes onshore with Silver and some of the other crew members. After the crew kills two men that don't want to join the mutiny, Jim runs away into the jungle on the island. While there, he meets an abandoned man, Ben Gunn.
Meanwhile, the doctor and the other men get ashore and find a or a giant wooden enclosure. Eventually, after a meeting between Silver and the captain of the ship in the stockade, there is a battle. While some mutineers are killed, two men die, and one is injured within the enclosure, and Dr. Livesey goes out to find Ben Gunn and enlist his help.
Jim sneaks out of the stockade and cuts the ship loose, crashing it on the beach, securing it for the crew, and killing a pirate left on the ship in self-defense. Jim sneaks back to the stockade where, to his surprise, Long John Silver and his men are now staying! Silver explains that the captain and Dr. Livesey agreed to give up the map and the enclosure for free passage. However, when the mutineers get to the treasure, they find that someone has already dug it up! Before the angry mutineers can attack Silver and Jim, the original crew pop up and ambush them with guns, having already dug up and hidden the treasure.
Though Silver slips away from the crew during the journey back to England, evading a trial and hanging, Jim still has terrifying dreams of him for many months afterward.
There are two main points in this book that makes it enjoyable. The first one is that the characters are fascinating and that the book has suspense. First, the author filled this book with interesting characters. It has the most exciting characters to always make you want to read more and more.
Second, the author filled this book with suspense and mystery. It has the most exciting ways to drag you into reading on. Once the book has you in that place, it surprises you some time with instant action and sometimes with a more slow and suspenseful action.