This story is about adventure on the high seas and looking for treasure. But also, this book is an excellent study about good against evil. Jim Hawkins is a brave young man who has more adventure in a few months than most have in a lifetime. A discovered treasure map brings together a most unlikely group of people. The ship's crew consists mostly of pirates. Had Jim not overheard the plot to take over the ship, all may have been lost for the treasure hunters. Jim finds a "Robinson Crusoe" on the island, who helps to defeat the pirates. Many memorable characters are in this tale including Long John Silver and his parrot, Captain Flint.