Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

On the Jellicoe Road (2006)

by Melina Marchetta

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,6741854,276 (4.26)84
  1. 10
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman (avalon_today)
  2. 00
    What I Was by Meg Rosoff (amz310783)
  3. 00
    Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (bluenotebookonline)
    bluenotebookonline: Also Australian, also up for the Prinz, and also mesmerizing
  4. 00
    The gorgon in the gully by Melina Marchetta (Herenya)
    Herenya: This is the story of Jonah Griggs' 10 year old brother and is set during On the Jellicoe Road. It's also a lot of fun.
  5. 00
    To Jaykae: Life Stinx by Jean Davies Okimoto (thesundaybookreport)
  6. 00
    Looking for Alaska by John Green (thesundaybookreport)

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 84 mentions

English (183)  Swedish (1)  Hungarian (1)  All (185)
Showing 1-5 of 183 (next | show all)
Heartfelt and beautiful and so very endearing. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Hands down one of the best contemporaries I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

I want to reread it already.

PS: I'm so so glad this won the Printz award.

( )
  fatmashahin | Sep 23, 2017 |
It's hard to appreciate a character driven novel when one can't connect at any level with any of the characters. I spent the first half of this book confused and unable to keep the characters straight from one another, I loved the second half though when things actually started to make a modicum of sense. ( )
  eaduncan | Sep 14, 2017 |
Never fails to make me ugly cry until the wee hours of the morning :'( ( )
  xholocene | Jun 25, 2017 |
This took way too long to get started. Ever read The Golden Compass? Remember the brief scenes of warfare between the Oxford kids, the townies, the Gyptians, and the brick burners' children? It was like someone decided that needed to be its own story. Interwoven through that boring plot is interesting conspiracy theories about a serial killer and the mystery of the missing Hannah. None of this really gets to a point of interest until the last few pages. ( )
  benuathanasia | Apr 20, 2017 |
I'm having a hard time getting into this one. I'll try again later.
  annabw | Feb 21, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 183 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Daniel and for Max
First words
My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061431834, Hardcover)

"What do you want from me?" he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:15 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
272 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.26)
0.5 3
1 4
1.5 1
2 19
2.5 5
3 55
3.5 22
4 157
4.5 41
5 261

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,449,217 books! | Top bar: Always visible