Jellicoe Road (Paperback)
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Short Description for Jellicoe Road This absorbing, award-winning novel is part love story, part family drama, and part coming-of-age story in one compelling tale. If Taylor Markham can put together the pieces of her past and present, she might just be able to change her future.
- Published: 09 March 2010
- Format: Paperback 419 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061431852 ISBN 10: 0061431850
- Sales rank: 4,849
Reviews for Jellicoe Road
wonderful, wonderful book-maravilloso
the beginning of this book can be a little bit confusing because it mixes two stories (present and past) that seem disconnected; but that's just part of the wonder. the stories of the characters are very hard, but it is also full of hope. it is also full of magic and intense feelings and passion.
i recommend it to everyone who has feelings, who has a soul.
i also recommend the other book of Marchetta, but this is my favourite.
este es un libro fantástico, maravilloso. sólo puedo decir cosas buenas de él. está lleno de sentimientos, de pasión, de amor, amistad, y de esperanza. los hechos que narran son terribles, pero a la vez hay un rayo de esperanza, una luz que inunda la oscuridad. te enamoras de los personajes, los admiras, te inspiran ternura, los comprendes, te identificas con ellos, lloras con ellos, te ríes...
es un libro recomendable para todo aquel que tenga alma y corazón.
al principio puede ser un poco confuso, pero luego todas las piezas van encajando como en puzle precioso.
melina marchetta es fantástica. todos sus libros son dignos de lectura, pero este, para mí, es el mejor. by julia
- Top review
Reviewed by Tasha for TeensReadToo.com
Taylor Markam was abandoned by her mother at a 7-Eleven on Jellicoe Road when she was a mere eleven years old. Only moments later a woman by the name of Hannah picked her up and brought her to the Jellicoe School. Now she is seventeen and finds that Hannah is a rock in her inconsistent life. While she has Hannah, Taylor doesn't know much about her family except the horror stories she remembers of her mother.
She does find comfort, though, in a manuscript that Hannah has written about a group of five friends who met in the worst circumstances, but developed a remarkable friendship when they only had each other. When Hannah just up and leaves, Taylor doesn't understand what has happened and she becomes a wreck. Not only does she have to deal with Hannah's disappearance, but she has just been named the head of her House and the leader of the school kids in the annual territory wars against the "Townies" and "Cadets."
In the war, the three groups battle and negotiate, following an extensive set of rules that might as well be history. As the war wages on, Taylor learns to take an active role in her community, as well as develop relationships that she never thought possible. Especially with Jonah Griggs, the leader of the Cadets, whom she already has quite a history with.
This war will be like no other. It will not only be between the normal three parties, but among friends, hearts desires, and, most of all, Taylor herself.
From the title I was expecting a light and fun read. Wow, was I wrong! This book is filled with heartbreak, joy, laughter, and sorrow. It completely blew me away and surpassed every expectation I had, even though I was expecting something completely different.
Before I even get into the elements of the story I have to comment on how much talent the author has. Melina Marhetta's writing style is indescribable. It seemed that she was so comfortable writing the story and her words just flowed from page to page with great clarity. I loved how the author weaved many intricate details and mini-stories into one big story, making it like a puzzle that slowly comes together until those last couple of pieces just fall into place.
The only miff I had with this book is that it took me probably until the third chapter to actually understand what was going on. In the beginning, there were two stories and it was hard to wrap my head around everything that was happening. After that, though, it seemed the author settled into writing and the story took off.
Taylor, without a doubt, is one of the best characters that I think has ever been created. She has this true voice where you can hear and feel her emotions ring out. By the time the book had ended I felt like I knew Taylor like I know my best friends. While Taylor was the main character, the author did a fabulous job creating the other characters, too. Unlike many supporting characters in books, the characters in JELLICOE ROAD all had their own voices and became their own people, with real and likable personalities.
I highly recommend this book to readers everywhere. Whether you're a girl or a guy, you will treasure this novel and hold it near and dear to your heart for a long time to come. JELLICOE ROAD is a beautiful love story, a heart-wrenching story of loss, a poignant self-discovery, and, most of all, an unforgettable tale.
Pre-order this book NOW!! It hits stores August 26 and you don't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind novel.
*Gold Star Award Winner! by TeensReadToounder review