This week's book is a middle grade novel - Magic Marks the Spot, the first in the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson.
Here's the first sentence of chapter one:
Ever since the letter had arrived from Miss Pimm's, Hilary had spent more and more time talking to the gargoyle.
Moving on to page 56, we find:
"If I could grant wishes, I'd have a heaping plate of spiders in front of me right now. And," he added, "I'd be wearing a pirate hat.
Want to know more? Come back Sunday when I post my review of the book.