Book Review: JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta

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 This book review is for Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Simply one of the most beautiful books you’ll ever have the pleasure of reading.

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“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.

Thoughts: Okay, so it’s an older release, and the writing style (i.e. use of flashbacks) is a little unusual which makes it harder to get into BUT after the first 50 pages you will be mesmerized by JELLICOE ROAD. One of my absolute favorite books about love and redemption.

Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!