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Jellicoe Road

by Marchetta, Melina, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
Available (12)
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CLP - Beechview Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Marchetta
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Marchetta
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Marchetta
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA MARCHETTA
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Young Adult YA F Mar
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA MAR
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F MARCHETTA
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC MARCH
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC MARCHETTA
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South Park Library Young Adult YA F MAR
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Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Fiction YAF MARCHETTA
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Fiction YA Marchetta
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Northland Public Library Teen YA R FIC MARCHETTA
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Summary

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * Kirkus Best Book

Jellicoe Road is a dazzling tale that is part love story, part family drama, and part coming-of-age novel. Described by Kirkus as "a beautifully rendered mystery" and by VOYA as "a great choice for more sophisticated readers and those teens who like multifaceted stories and characters."

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs, the boy who might be the key to unlocking the secrets for Taylor's past, is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her; Hannah finding her; Hannah's sudden departure; a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear; a boy in her dreams; five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago; and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does.

If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she just might be able to change her future.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Taylor Markham isn't just one of the new student leaders of her boarding school, she's also the heir to the Underground Community, one of three battling school factions in her small Australian community (the others being the Cadets and the Townies). For a generation, these three camps have fought the territory wars, a deadly serious negotiation of land and property rife with surprise attacks, diplomatic immunities, and physical violence. Only this year, it's complicated: Taylor might just have a thing for Cadet leader Jonah, and Jonah might just be the key to unlocking the secret identity of Taylor's mother, who abandoned her when she was 11. In fact, nearly every relationship in Taylor's life has unexpected ties to her past, and the continual series of revelations is both the book's strength and weakness; the melodrama can be trying, but when Marchetta isn't forcing epiphanies, she has a knack for nuanced characterizations and punchy dialogue. The complexity of the backstory will be offputting to younger readers, but those who stick it out will find rewards in the heartbreaking twists of Marchetta's saga.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Abandoned children -- Fiction.
Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Boarding schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperTeen,2008
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles On the Jellicoe Road
Language English
Notes Previously published in 2006 in Australia under title: On the Jellicoe Road.
Awards West Australia Young Readers Book Award for Older Readers, 2008; Michael L. Printz Award, 2009.
Description 419 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780061431852 (pbk.)
9780061431838 (trade bdg.)
0061431834 (trade bdg.)
9780061431845 (lib. bdg.)
0061431842 (lib. bdg.)
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