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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Melina Marchetta

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Title:Jellicoe Road
Authors:Melina Marchetta
Info:HarperTeen (2008), Hardcover, 432 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Read in 2012, YA

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On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (2006)

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LOVED this book! ( )
  michele.juza | Feb 25, 2015 |
the first 100 pages are so worth it. so worth it. push through and I guarantee that you will fall in love with every darned character. ( )
  IsaboeOfLumatere | Jan 14, 2015 |
Very interesting structure and strong voice.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Book #4 of #readathon finished! ( )
  What_Katie_Read | Dec 1, 2014 |
Don't you hate when you read a popular books and *eek* you don't like it as much? I kept trying with this book. The first 150 pages will probably make your head spin trying to figure out what the heck is going on. It's not a bad book it just was one I could not connect with. Jonah Griggs and Taylor Markham are decent characters so that wasn't the problem. I just never connected.

The author can write so I'm trying her again in another book.
Hey book It's not you..It's me.
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  bookqueenshelby | Sep 9, 2014 |
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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.

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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.

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