Kidnapped by Robert Louis StevensonRead about another book on the list.
Rickety stone towers, a dishonest, blunderbuss-carrying uncle, murder, a shipwreck, and a chase through the Scottish Highlands. David Balfour, 17, has much to overcome in order to survive and claim his father's fortune. Kidnapped is the very definition of an adventure story.
Kidnapped also appears among M.C. Beaton's six best novels, Robert Wilton's ten top civil war novels, Janis MacKay's top ten books set on the ocean, Joshua Glenn's top 32 adventure novels of the 19th century, Charlie Fletcher's top ten swashbuckling tales of derring-do, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best wicked uncles in literature, ten of the best misers in literature, ten of the best shipwrecks, and ten of the best towers in literature.