Thursday, July 19, 2012

Molly Reviews: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Title: Jellicoe RoadAuthor: Melina Marchetta
Pages: 419
Publishing Company: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
ISBN: 0061431834
My rating: PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketSynopsis: "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 a the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closed 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.

Review: This book was absolutely perfect! It was so enthralling and it had me crying. Melina Marchetta did a wonderful job writing this novel. The point of view in this book switches back and forth between Taylor who is the narrator throughout most of the book and Hannah's manuscript. I really liked Hannah's manuscript and I really wish that it could be a real book :P. All of the characters were described beautifully as well as the setting. This book is definitely one of my favorites. It was such an original concept and written in a way that kept you reading and made you not want to stop. This book definitely had several twists in it. I felt that the romance between Taylor and Jonah was rather obvious but I had absolutely no idea how it was going to end. That's what kept me reading. If you haven't read this book already, you need to. NOW. This is not an option.


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