|Wild rover no more : being the last recorded account of the life and times of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack adventure)|
Author: Meyer, L. A.
In 1809, just when it looks like Jacky Faber and her beloved Jaimy will finally find their romance, Jacky is accused of treason and must flee Boston while her friends attempt to clear her name. Of course that means wild adventures for our fun-loving heroine, who manages to secure a job as a governess--and run away with the circus.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG+
Reading Level: 6.40
Points: 15.0 Quiz: 173636
Kirkus Reviews (+) (10/01/14)
School Library Journal (08/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 Gr 7 Up—The final book in the "Bloody Jack" series is as full of adventure, and misadventure, as the last 11 tales of the life of Jacky Faber. When the British naval officer, businesswoman, and former pirate is accused of being a traitor to the United States, Jacky is forced to flee for her life. She disguises herself as a governess and a Russian tightrope walker, all with the help of the many acquaintances she has made during her far-flung travels and her diverse talents and skills. Jacky's on-off relationship with Jaimy Fletcher is finally resolved and all loose ends are tied up by the end, with a few twists along the way. Fans of the "Bloody Jack" books will enjoy Jacky's finale, although its dangers and locations are less exotic and extreme than previous adventures. Now 19, she is as popular with men as ever, so references to compromising situations and nudity are frequent, though not explicit. The humor, outrageous situations, and lovable characters keep the protagonist's stories fun and engrossing and are a great recommendation for readers looking for strong female characters and fun historical fiction.—Marian McLeod, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 10/01/2014 In 1809, Jacky Faber is back in Boston and briefly reunited with Jaimy before she learns of a warrant for her arrest on a trumped-up charge of treason. While Jaimy sails to England for documents to prove her innocence, Jacky disguises herself and scampers off alone, working as a governess and an aerial artist before she is captured and feels the hangman’s noose. The finale of the Bloody Jack Adventures series offers new adventures and a conclusion that’s sure to satisfy the series’ many loyal fans. Meyer, who died in July, will be long remembered as the creator of the irrepressible Jacky Faber. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.