Jellicoe Road

by Melina Marchetta

On Sale: 04/27/2021

Jellicoe Road

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Jellicoe Road

by Melina Marchetta

On Sale: 04/27/2021

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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book

Michael L. Printz Award

About the Book

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.

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Critical Praise

A beautifully rendered mystery.— - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Melina Marchetta has a knack for writing stories that swallow you up and refuse to let you go until you’ve read every last word....Marchetta is a master at creating intriguing characters and her stories are heartfelt.”— - Sydney Morning Herald on JELLICOE ROAD

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062998408
  • ISBN 10: 0062998404
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 04/27/2021
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:13.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School

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