There s a reason why books like Twilight don t receive those They don t give those to just any book and when you factor in excellence well a lot of titles just don t make the cut But it is c
There's a reason why books like Twilight don't receive those. They don't give those to just any book, and when you factor in excellence . . . well, a lot of titles just don't make the cut. But it is clear to me why Melina Marchetta's third tribute to YA literature received a Printz award back in 2009. It is because it is excellent, to the very meaning of the word.If all YA contemporary writers wrote like Marchetta, I doubt I'd play in any other genre playground very often. She writes these beautifully inspirational, relatable, and emotionally-charged novels that seem to affect me in an undescribable way. Some of the passages in Jellicoe Road seem to beat with their own heart:"These people have history and I crave history. I crave someone knowing me so well that they can tell what I'm thinking.""'What do you want from me?' he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More."I've always believed that an exceptionally good writer can take you places emotionally that others can't, and, for me, Melina Marchetta is one of those writers. I'm going to end this review here for two reasons: 1) I believe this is the type of book that should be experienced first hand, without much knowledge of the story going in. So, go read it and remember, the beginning is confusing, but plow through it and I promise you won't regret it; 2) I'm tearing up thinking about this story and its characters, so all you'll be getting from me is the aforesaid and this: I love this book and I'm anticipating the day when I can read it again. I highly recommend Jellicoe Road to everyone.Oh, and one more thing: I ♥ Jonah Griggs.Good On the Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta am Book I m dreaming of the boy in the tree I tell him stories About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney I tell him about the war between us for territory And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six yeaI m dreaming of the boy in the tree I tell him stories About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney I tell him about the war between us for territory And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared Taylor s only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago She needs to find out , but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best selling, multi award winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.. Melina Marchetta was born in Sydney Australia Her first novel, Looking For Alibrandi was awarded the Children s Book Council of Australia award in 1993 and her second novel, Saving Francesca won the same award in 2004 Looking For Alibrandi was made into a major film in 2000 and won the Australian Film Institute Award for best Film and best adapted screen play, also written by the author On the Jellicoe Road was released in 2006 and won the US Printz Medal in 2009 for excellence in YA literature This was followed up by Finnikin of the Rock in 2008 which won the Aurealis Award for YA fantasy, The Piper s Son in 2010 which was shortlisted for the Qld Premier s Lit Award, NSW Premier s Lit Award, Prime Minister s Literary Awards, CBC awards and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award Her follow up to Finnikin, Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn were released in 2012 and 2013 Her latest novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an adult crime novel.. Bestseller Ebook On the Jellicoe Road There's a monster in my mirror with puffy bloodshot eyes because she stayed up most of the night, crying and reading On the Jellicoe Road. But it was worth it.Melina Marchetta never fails to remind me why she is one of my favourite authors and, in my opinion, this is the best of her books I've read so far. It's very difficult to put into words how I feel about On the Jellicoe Road, all I can say is that my heart has been ripped out and shredded, my throat has sealed up with emotion and when I finally get some sleep, I get the feeling I'll probably dream about Jonah Griggs.The story is of Taylor Markham, a girl who was abandoned by her mother as a young child and now resides in a boarding school for kids who are troubled, neglected or criminally inclined, her closest friend and mentor being Hannah, a woman who lives on the edge of the school grounds. Taylor is elected as a leader in the territory war games played by her school with the Townies (locals) and Cadets. She tries to balance this responsibility with her own worries about Hannah's sudden disappearance and her belief that it is connected to her own mother. On top of that is Jonah Griggs, one of the Cadets and a boy from her past, who knows her a little too much for comfort.The biggest concern of mine is that the intended young adult audience may not fully appreciate Melina Marchetta, I know she's somewhat of a celebrity here on goodreads but she's hardly a household name... and it irks me. I want to tell everyone to read this, scream praise from rooftops, and glare with disapproval at the teens in my local library until they drop Halo and pick up these fantastic works of fiction. But it makes me sad that Melina Marchetta is probably too sophisticated a writer for the Twilight generation.Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, On the Jellicoe Road... every book I read seems better than the last. She creates moods that permeate the entire book so even the most simplistic scenes or conversations become deeply emotional, and Melina Marchetta plays my emotions like Jimi Hendrix played guitar. I can't think of a single book that has had me choked up more often than this one.And Jonah Griggs, you stole my heart. Though I do think Melina Marchetta could quite easily persuade me to fall in love with a goldfish. Basically this book is everything... beautiful, powerful, tragic without being melodramatic, and I know this wonderfully sad story will stay with me for a very long time.
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta On the Jellicoe Road is than just a book it is a hauntingly beautiful journey towards an unexpected destination where tragedy and despair become the bridges to the greatest of friendships And life goes on, which seems kind of strange and cruel when you re watching someone die. On the Jellicoe Road On the Jellicoe Road Audible Audio Edition It happened on the Jellicoe Road The prettiest road I d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri La We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. On The Jellicoe Road re read Reading After Midnight On the Jellicoe Road is a roller coaster, a story meant to break hearts one about true friendship and love, about forgiveness and salvation, about hope and disappointment, about life and death and everything in between It simply left me in awe again because there is no tiny detail, there is nothing less important in this story. On the Jellicoe Road eBook online Read It happened on the Jellicoe Road The prettiest road I d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri la We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. Jellicoe Road Summary SuperSummary Jellicoe Road is a young adult novel by Australian writer Melina Marchetta, first published in Australia under the title On the Jellicoe Road It follows seventeen year old Taylor Lily Markham, who was abandoned as a child and grew up in a boarding school.