Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

"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 is back in town, moody stares and all. 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 then and her sudden departure now, 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 might just be able to change her future." (Good Reads)

I am sooooo late on this one. I don't know why, but I kept seeing Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and was all, nahhhh not for me. There was no reasoning behind this. Maybe the font? Maybe the because there was no promise of sassy fairy sidekicks (here's to you, Eyes Like Stars!)? Who knows!? But I can no longer resist.

So really, this Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine is more Jellicoe Road waiting on me to stop being a fool and get involved.  (spurred on by the total dedication to "Jonah Effing Griggs" at The Grown-Up YA and YA Crush). Sold.

And I mean, this comes up when you Google it. Hey girl.


  1. I'm probably late on this one as well - but it sounds really good! I might have to add this to my never ending tbr list!

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    Happy reading!
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  2. yup, it is affirmed, Ryan Gosling on this blog makes in 900% better.

    1. AGREED- Ps Hi Goosie! I'M back from Vacation!!

  3. Goosie Mama, I put that there specifically for you. That is an excellent example of why we have a blog together!

  4. I want to read Jellicoe Road too! It's waiting for me. ;) I bet it will be great.

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  5. I absolutely loved Jellicoe Road, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did! :)

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