Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

I can't believe I didn't blog about this one yet! Shows you just how distracted I can get. This is the May book for the YAedge Book Club. Initially I really wasn't sure about it. I was really confused by a lot in the beginning of the story, but I gotta tell you it's all worth it in the end.

Jellicoe Road

by Melina Marchetta

TN (HarperCollins)

ISBN: 9780061431838

from the publisher's site:

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.
This book completely blew me away! I was totally sucked into the story. I most especially wanted to know who the five friends were and what their connection to Taylor was. Trust me, this is a book you've got to read. Check out your nearest bookstore today, if they don't have it, I'm sure they'll gladly order it for you.

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