Title: Under the Jolly Roger
Series: A Bloody Jack Adventure (book 3)
Number of Pages: 528
Publication Date: 2005
Genre: YA/Historical Novel
Synopsis: "After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston -- under dire circumstances, of course -- Jacky Faber boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things don't go as planned, and soon Jacky is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. But Jacky's adventures don't end there . . . Includes a teaser to Jacky's next adventure, In the Belly of the Bloodhound."
I absolutely loved Under the Jolly Roger which is so far the best book in the series (though I've only read the first three books).
I think one of the best things about Jacky's character is that while most of the other female characters in the series are stuck living a sheltered life (the books are based in the 1800's) she is out having adventures.
The only thing I didn't like about Under the Jolly Roger was the way that Jacky automatically jumped to the conclusion the Jaimy was seeing another girl (she didn't hear from him the entire time she was in Boston and picks then to doubt his feelings towards her) when she ran into him at the races, when what she should have done was stuck around to find out what was going on. The best part of the book (in my opinion) was when her and her crew were busting their friends out of jail; their plan was just kind of funny.
All in all, this
Under the Jolly Roger earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.