Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. 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. . . .
Well this book series is on my to read list, now. The reason I got this book is because my school's library was holding, over Valentine's week, a blind date book choice. I think that is a great way to get people to read books out of their genre. At first this book irritated me to no end, because the writing style is that of a street urchin in the 1800s. So instead of I said it said I says. After I got used to that part of the book I got really into it and finished it in one night. The plot and characters are funny and well developed, and for a starting novel this book was brilliantly written. Overall a great book, and I would recommend this book to mainly girls, due to romance, above the age of 13. Though I will warn you that it has a couple of attempted assaults and can be a trigger.