June 12, 2014

A Straight to the Point Review: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road by: Melina Marchetta (Jan. 2008)
419 Pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult
Source: The Library
Goodreads Summary: 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 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 more, 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.

My Review

Everyone should take a chance on Jellicoe Road.

Here is why…

The opening sequence of the book will blow you away.

It will frustrate you in a wonderful way.

It’s a brilliantly written intense puzzling novel.

It’s full of secrets, tragedy, laughs, and hope, it has everything.

The characters are realistic and very much memorable.

The Bottom Line: Jellicoe Road will leave you with so many feels.


  1. yayayay I'm so glad you read this one and had the same feels :)

    1. :) I'm glad you reviewed it for me and made me read it.

  2. Love these to the point reviews! I haven't tried this author yet, but this might be a good one to start with...someday...when I get a chance, lol!

    1. I hear ya. I always keep wanting to try authors but my list is getting so big who knows when I will. I think you would like this one!

  3. YAY! Glad you loved this one, it's on my TBR pile :)

  4. Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes! Happy to hear you enjoyed this one too =)

  5. Ahh, you read Jellicoe Road!! I love this book! So glad to see that you liked it too. What a great review, right on point and I couldn't agree more :) So many feelssss!!!

  6. This is one of my favorite books! I loved it so much!


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