Teen Review: “Boston Jacky” by L.A. Meyer

In this eleventh book of the “Bloody Jack” series, Jacky Faber is back in Boston, but not all is well. Gangs are forming, and the Irish immigrants Jacky has been helping to transport in are experiencing an unfriendly welcome. On top of that, tensions are rising between the U.S. and Great Britain, making it hard for Jacky to continue her sea trade business. While waiting for the return of one James Emerson Fletcher, Jacky buys her old haunt, The Pig and Whistle, fixes it up, and she also build a playhouse from a barn. Jacky also makes makes friends with her old arch nemesis, Clarissa Worthington Howe. Despite all of the these good things, Jacky has to watch her back for the Women’s Temperance Union who have it out for her because of her less-than-proper ways. She also has to keep an eye out for rival fire departments and corrupt law enforcement officials who would like to see her and her business burn to the ground (literally) because of her importation of Irish workers. Can Jacky manage to prosper and come out on top as she always does, or will all of this be too much? This Jacky tale, though not as extravagant as the others, still keeps you hooked on the lovable characters who have accumulated over so many adventures.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

"Boston Jacky" by L.A. Meyer book cover

 

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