Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer - ESSENTIAL

Meyer, L.A. Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady, 496 pgs. Harcourt, Inc.;

Language~PG-13, Sexual Content~PG; Violence~PG


After her perilous encounter with the dread pirate Le Fievre and her discovery as a girl, Jacky is put off the Dolphin and sent to a finishing school funded by her shares from the spoils of capturing the pirates loot. Under the stern thumb of the infamous Mistress Pimm, Jacky discovers just how far she is from becoming the fine lady Jaimy would like her to be. Jacky soon realizes that the social rules and etiquette of Boston is much stricter that that of London. With her tendency for impulsiveness and her temper, Jacky soon finds herself demoted to a household servant at the school. There she finds friends and forms the dreaded sisterhood.

Many adventures await Jacky in this next volume of her story. Readers will want the next volume close at hand as they reach the end of this story.

Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

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