Sunday, June 8, 2008

Jellicoe Road

written by: Melina Marcheta

releases to the public: August 26th 2008

pages: 432

my rating 1-5 stars:

5 stars!!!!

Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother at a gas station on Jellicoe Road when she was only eleven years old. And the only thing she remembers about her father is being carried on his shoulders.
Now, Taylor is seventeen years old and a senior at the boarding school that is on Jellicoe Road and she still knows nothing about her past or her parents. On her spare time she tries to figure out more about her past while trying to deal with the territory war going on between her boarding school the "Cadets" and the "Townies". She starts getting clues about her mysterious past when a supervisor at the school, who knew Taylor's mother goes missing. At every clue she becomes closer to discovering more about herself.

Wow, Melina Marchetta grabbed me at the first page and I was fully immersed into the eventful life of Taylor Markham. This book was a great book to read, it gave you a touch of everything, love, family, mystery and faith.
This book is one of my favorite books in the world. I could not put it down or part with it. It has parts that will make you laugh, mad, cry and smile. This book is a must read for every teen out there. This is not a book specifically written for a certain gender audience, it is for guys and girls.

This book is written for teens and adults. Due to content in the book I would not suggest anyone under the age of 14 read this book.


Rachael Stein said...

this is one of the books i really wanted to get last month from HarperTeen, but i got The Summoning instead. it sounds great, and i keep heading that Melina Marchetta is such a great author.

Kyle said...

she is a great author. this book amazed me. I am still in shock of how great a book it was/is!!

Carolina said...

I really want to read this book. I wanted to get it but i got Jet Set instead :(

Kyle said...

well you can always buy it when it comes out the 26th of August. It is worth the money.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful review. Jellicoe has a lot going on at first and I know it's hard work for the reader, but I'm constantly reassured that it pays off. Your review was very generous and much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

it was the best book i've ever read and thats saying something. If this doesn't get turned into a movie i will cry. well not literally but i'll be upset it is my favourite of malina machetta books i memerised the whloe prolog