Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Edition language: English
Series: Bloody Jack (#1)
Bloody Jack is a coming of age story about a young girl who dresses up like a boy and signs up as a Ship Boy for the Royal Navy. Aboard the HMS Dolphin she falls in love, earns the nickname "Bloody Jack", and gets her first period (which promptly makes her thing she's dying of a plague!). It was a f...
An interesting story about a girl, Mary 'Jacky' Faber who decides that in order to live an interesting life she has to become a boy. She ends up joining the Royal Navy as a Ship's boy and finds life at sea hard but rewarding. It's interesting, even if some cliches abound, Jacky is a strong-willed ...
Recommended by Noora
Fantastically fun YA historical fiction on audio. Loved the performance by Katherine Kellgren who really threw herself into the role of Mary "Jacky" Faber the only girl Ship's boy in the British Navy.
I love me some Napoleonic War era British Navy fiction (how's that for a specialized taste) and this fits the bill nicely even if it does stretch the bounds of reality. It is told in the voice of 12-14 year old Jacky Faber, who in order to escape life on the streets in late eighteenth century Engla...
Share this Book