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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta July 22, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Boarding School Stories, Family/Friendship, Mystery, week 6.


I thought this book was really good. When I first began reading it I thought it was really confusing; it’s the kind of book that doesn’t give you all of the information at once so I was forced to trust that the author would later make it make more sense. Jellicoe Road is about a girl, Taylor, who was abondoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road around the age of eleven and hasn’t seen her since. She lives at a boarding school where a “war” is going on between the six boarding school buildings against the Townies and The Cadets (they are what sound kind of like boy scotts and come for two months or so in the fall). Taylor is the leader of the boarding house kids but when an old accuantance shows up to lead the Cadets, Taylor’s life becomes more confusing than it was. In this amazing novel Taylor tries to learn the secrets of her past and along the way finds some surprising facts about her and her family.



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