Welcome to my stop on the Copy Boy blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
“This is Raymond Chandler for feminists.” ―Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra
“An expressive and striking story that examines what one does for family and for oneself.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Jane’s a very brave boy. And a very difficult girl. She’ll become a remarkable woman, an icon of her century, but that’s a long way off.
Not my fault, she thinks, dropping a bloody crowbar in the irrigation ditch after Daddy. She steals Momma’s Ford and escapes to Depression-era San Francisco, where she fakes her way into work as a newspaper copy boy.
Everything’s looking up. She’s climbing the ladder at the paper, winning validation, skill, and connections with the artists and thinkers of her day. But then Daddy reappears on the paper’s front page, his arm around a girl who’s just been beaten into a coma one block from Jane’s newspaper―hit in the head with a crowbar.
Jane’s got to find Daddy before he finds her, and before everyone else finds her out. She’s got to protect her invented identity. This is what she thinks she wants. It’s definitely what her dead brother wants.
Copy Boy is a gem of a story about a strong woman in history. Jane has a rough start in life, living in the Dust Bowl. She wants a better life and heads off to San Francisco during the Great Depression. She wants to be a “copy boy” at the newspaper, so she has to fake it.
Jane’s success at the paper builds, and she learns more about her trade.
One person knows her true identity, her father, and he may find Jane and expose her secret.
I enjoyed this historical mystery set during the Depression. I admired Jane’s strength and her commitment to what’s right. Overall, this was a quick and captivating historical with some added suspense.
I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
Have you read Copy Boy, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR