Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jellicoe Road

This is the book I highlighted on my Hop post. It's Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

About and Thoughts on Book:
At age eleven, Taylor Markman was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.
From B&N

For starters, this book confused me in the beginning. I hadn't read the synopsis when I decided to read it. I just picked it up at the library read the small summary on the copyright page, and decided to give it a try. That wasn't the reason it confused me. It starts off with an exert from something else, but I don't fully understand how it goes along with the story. It didn't involve Taylor, so it kept me wondering what it had to do with the book at all. There's more like this throughout and as Taylor starts to piece them together I do too. It may just be me who thinks these passages from Hannah's book are confusing, but I also didn't know they were from Hannah's book. A bunch of this book is about uncovering things. Like everything seems to be a mystery that we'll find out about later, so it keeps you reading. But it's not just that. I really liked reading this book. I liked reading about the territory wars, and I kept wanting to know how everything tied in together. I honestly got emotional close to end. When everything came out and I find out what had happened before, it just got to me. This book was excellent, even after the slow start it had in the beginning with me being confused, I ended up liking this book a whole lot. It was well written and gets you engrossed in the story. It's based in Australia so some of the terminology I didn't completely get but that in no way effects the story that is being told. I really wish I had a place like Jellicoe Road now.



Susan said...

I agree - this one's confusing at first, but it's well, well worth the read. I'm glad you ended up enjoying it!

dailycrimsonart_ said...

i'm glad I found this post and ur blog! You have a good taste in books! We have the same taste, and it's nice that I can find more books! I'll will totally add this to my book list!