A Historical Fiction for Middle School Students
Jake Weber, a lifelong resident of Louisiana, enjoys researching and studying history. His professional background is in the medical field.
Opinion of the Book
This is a great book for Middle Level Students. It is full of mystery, treasures, pirates and nightmares. The characters in the book are Middle School kids who have to deal with the same problems that kids that age deal with when they have to adjust to a new school, a new town and new friends.
Devereaux Parker is your average boy trying to make it in a new city. Devereaux was uprooted from home in Natchez and moved to New Orleans. Fitting in a new town and new school is hard. When he falls asleep his dreams take him into the past, back to Natchez and back to old new Orleans. In his dreams, he is part of a pirate crew held against his will.
When he can no longer control what is real and what is imagined, Devereaux discovers a box that has been buried for centuries. He goes on a mission to find Lafitte's treasure through the streets of New Orleans.
In his dreams, he is captive of pirates. It is only when he wakes up that he is able to get away from the pirates. What will happen if he doesn't wake up? Will he be forever captive of this band of pirates? Will he find Lafitte's long lost treasure? Read Lafitte's Black Box to find out.