My biggest professional weakness as a Youth Services Librarian is I don’t read enough books written for Young Adults. (Also known as books for teens.) I read all the book jackets, but very few tempt me for my limited personal recreational reading time. Until this week. Jackaby by William Ritter enraptured me. I read it in two nights.
A fast-paced mystery with evidence of the supernatural and hilarious text. Seems a little strange to call a book about a serial killer funny. Trust me. I’ll be surprised if you don’t laugh at several of the quotes in the book. For example, “I excused myself to see a duck about a dress.”
I demand another book about Jackaby and his assistant Abigail Rook. If it happens, I’ll let you know.