"Airborn" by Kenneth Oppel (click for my response)

I really liked this book although I didn't expect to like it much. It kind of felt like something by Jules Verne (who wrote "Journey to the Center of the Earth,") or Conan Doyle's "Lost World" (some groups talked about it when we read "Jaguar.") It had adventure, pirates, tropical islands, a fun relationship between the main characters, and pirates. (I like pirates.) I think if you liked the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" you would like this. My mom loved it!  It has two sequels. If you are into steampunk, this is awesome!