Maps, charts, footnotes, research bits, The Birth of Jacky, L.A. Meyer biography, and other hopefully interesting things. Stuff not used in the final versions of the. Bloody Jack Adventures (12 Book Series) by L. A. Meyer Louis Meyer. All Formats Kindle Edition. From Book 1: Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “I prays for deliverance,” confides Mary Faber, Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary ‘Jacky’ Faber, Ship’s Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures Book 1) eBook: L. A. Meyer: Kindle Store.
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Bloody Jack Bloody Jack 1 by L. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.
There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.
This could be the adventure of her life–if only she doesn’t get caught. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bloody Jackplease sign up. Can someone give a proper book synopsis without spoilers please? Jamie Dacyczyn A girl living on the streets of London disguises herself as a boy in order to join the crew of a Royal Navy ship.
High seas adventure abound. Why is it called Bloody Jack? Jtomassetti In British English from the mid s to the the adjective “bloody” was considered to be strongly obscene like the F-word is now. However, more …more In British English from the mid s to the the adjective “bloody” was considered to be strongly obscene like the F-word is now. However, more recently the word “bloody” has become a comparatively mild expletive or intensifier. So around the s when this book is set, it was a very salty word that might be common among sailors.
But also Jack’s clothes end up covered in blood at certain points in the book. See all 5 questions about Bloody Jack…. Lists with This Book. The audio version helps interpret the dialect that the story is written in, which also helps give Jacky her character in a palpable way.
This book is made for audio – it has action, adventure, and emotion, all of which are vividly portrayed by the narrator I forget her name right now, but I’ll look it up. All this adds up to a fabulous audiobook that should win fans whenever it is popped into a CD player. The story is a rip-snorter, too. Mary is a poor orphan living on the streets when she decides to take the only talent she has, the ability to read, and to sign on to a ship.
Disguised as a boy, she is able to transform into Jacky and to pull off the deception for several years even while living in close quarters on a British naval vessel. She has courage, even though she doesn’t think she is brave.
She has sass and a toughness that keeps her going under dire circumstances. View all 12 comments. Mary Faber, a young guttersnipe living in eighteenth-century London, cuts her hair, pulls on some pants, and signs up as a ship’s boy on the HMS Dolphin.
On board, “Jacky” Faber soon acquires a reputation as a brave and fearless pirate-fighter. It’s a grand adventure for both Mary, and the reader.
Though much of bloodt book is taken up with Mary’s efforts to camouflage her femininity, AND her struggle to hide her feelings for another ship’s boy, there’s plenty of action and treachery to keep things Mary Faber, a young guttersnipe living in eighteenth-century London, cuts her hair, pulls on some pants, and signs up as a ship’s boy on the HMS Dolphin. Though much of the book is taken up with Mary’s efforts to camouflage her femininity, AND her struggle to hide her feelings for another ship’s boy, there’s plenty jaack action and treachery to keep things interesting.
I’m curious about the next chapter in Mary’s life, so I plan to continue with this series. Oct 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I loved this book. From School Library Journal Grade With the plague running rampant in London inMary’s parents and sister are soon counted among the dead. Left alone and penniless, the eight-year-old is taken in by a gang of orphans and learns survival skills.
Bloody Jack : Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy
However, when their leader is killed, Mary decides to try her luck elsewhere. She strips bliody dead body, cuts her hair, renames herself Jack Fabe I loved this book.
She strips the dead body, cuts her hair, renames herself Jack Faber, and is soon employed as l.a.meyee ship’s boy on the HMS Dolphin. When the vessel sees its first skirmish with a pirate ship, her bravery saves her friend Jaimy and earns her the nickname “Bloody Jack.
Readers see how she changes her disguise based on her own physical changes and handles the “call of nature,” her first experiences with maturation, and the dangers to boys from unscrupulous crew members. The protagonist’s vocabulary, her appearance and demeanor, and her desire to be one of the boys and do everything they do without complaint complete the deception. This story also shows a welcome slant to this genre with an honorable, albeit strict Captain, and ship’s mates who are willing and able teachers.
If readers are looking for blooyd rousing, swashbuckling tale of pirates and adventures l.a.meyee the high seas, this title falls short. However, it is a good story jaci a brave ship’s “boy” with natural leadership abilities and a sense of fair play and humanity. View all 3 comments. Jul 21, Gina Weibel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is about as much fun as Harry Potter I found it to be an engaging read with a novel setting and story line for me. I’m so happy I picked up on the series!
Sep 07, Wanda rated it liked it Shelves: As the quote above illustrates, there is a bit of commentary on the role of women during this time period. The basic plot is quite liberating for Jacky—she impersonate 3. The basic plot is quite l.a.jeyer for Jacky—she impersonates bloovy boy and gets herself a job. However, Jacky spends more time than necessary, in my opinion, bawling and dripping snot.
You could make my dad cry fairly easily, but Mom was the L.a.mryer Lady. She believed in crying in private, on your own, not in public for all the neighbours to see. An extraordinary tale about a young girl who has everything and everyone taken from her and still unbelievably rises out of the ashes like a Phoenix to survive in a time of death and hopelessness.
A great, jaco story with a completely original cast of characters that show great bravery and wildly cunning wit throughout. It is a coming of age book with a twist that is listed as a YA, but for me it was just an exciting adventure that I did not want to end.
Katherine Kellgren has outstanding timing and is a perfect fit for Jackie’s personality. Her distinct character voices and consistent pace always bring a little something extra l.x.meyer the listen.
I highly recommend this to everyone who would like to take an exhilarating ride on the high seas. Jul 01, Clickety rated it it was amazing Shelves: She does edge a bloidy into Mary Sue territory at times, but not in typical ways for a female character.
She’s kind of like an adolescent female version of Jack Ryan Patriot Games, etc. View all 6 comments. Apr 13, Samrat rated it really liked it Shelves: I tend to like those gender-bending characters in general, but Jacky was especially well done. So many female action heroes tend to be modeled as boys in skirts – ass-kicking, bloodthirsty heroines out to prove they’re not just some weakling girl. She proves herself worthy in combat, but doesn’t relish it.
She l.a.meyed a boy because it will secure her food and freedom. She challenges gender assumptions when her boyfriend wants to mold her into something she isn’t.
Her little commentary on the lack of protection a dress affords is pretty bbloody. She is bold and smart and thoughtful and resourceful. She gets a bit weepy, but it seems justified and in-character for the hardships she’s suffered.
Furthermore, I believe that women do outwardly express their .la.meyer more, so this was kind of a reaffirmation of her femaleness. It’s not the only way of being female and thus did still bug me a bit. The l.a.neyer I thought I would have – how can a girl escape notice as a girl?
She’s pre-pubescent when she joins up – and there really isn’t much difference except in that one spot then – and as she matures she does have to take extra precautions in how and where she dresses. It required only a mild suspension of disbelief. And the action was fun. It’s a quick read, no lulls but with breathing room. It is a fast solution to set up a hero’s revenging rampage. And it is a despicable, dehumanizing plot device that renders the always female victim into a prop.
Furthermore, in her trial, when the Captain asks her if she’s done anything to lead Sloat on, she says no, she’d sought to avoid him page in my copy. This is reminiscent of a lot of rape-trial victim-blaming “c’mon, that short skirt, saucy walk, existence of breasts, you were asking for it!