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Jellicoe Road

By Melina Marchetta

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Format: Hardcover, 419 pages
Published In: United States, 01 September 2008
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * Kirkus Best BookJellicoe Road is a dazzling tale that is part love story, part family drama, and part coming-of-age novel. Described by Kirkus Reviews as "a beautifully rendered mystery" and by VOYA as "a great choice for more sophisticated readers and those teens who like multifaceted stories and characters." 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, the boy who might be the key to unlocking the secrets for Taylor's past, 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; Hannah's sudden departure; 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 she thinks he does.If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she just might be able to change her future.

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Melina Marchetta has a knack for writing stories that swallow you up and refuse to let you go until you ve read every last word....Marchetta is a master at creating intriguing characters and her stories are heartfelt. --Sydney Morning Herald on JELLICOE ROAD"

EAN: 9780061431838
ISBN: 0061431834
Publisher: Harper Teen
Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.64 x 3.45 centimeters (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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i absolutely loved this book! before Finikin of the Rock came out, On The Jellicoe Road was my favourite book by Melina Marchetta. having the manuscript in the story was a bit confusing at first, particularly as it isn't in chronological order. even so, i really loved it, and the whole story was fantastic. the fake territory war sub-plot was really entertaining, particularly as the manuscript unfolded. i really enjoyed this book, and heartily recommend it.

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