Dear Pooja Menon:
Seventeen-year-old Jenny dreams of becoming a pirate. She knows the pirate’s code by heart: Never go back on your word, honor your captain, share your bounty, kill your enemy, and eat, drink, and be merry because today may be the day you die. But when the Red Lady--an infamous pirate Queen and Jenny’s long lost mother—returns for her, she realizes being on the high seas isn’t as glamorous as she thought it would be. The food is awful, the crew reeks, and the king wants them dead.
Jenny’s mother plans to use a treasured brooch she stole from the king to barter pardons for herself and her crew then sail to warmer waters. She makes Jenny swear to uphold the pirate’s code if anything happens to her. When the king’s guard captures her mother and part of the crew, Jenny must decide: Break the pirate code and let them hang or rescue them and be branded a pirate.
THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER- a YA historical is complete at 64,000 words.