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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melina Marchetta Narrator: Rebecca Macauley Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Winner of the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature.

A highly anticipated follow-up from the best-selling author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca, both highly acclaimed productions available from Bolinda Audio.

Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. But what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother - who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road six years before. The only connection to her past, Hannah, the woman who found her, has now disappeared, too, and he only clue Taylor has about Hannah and her mother's past is a partially written manuscript about a group of five kids from the Jellicoe School, 20 years ago. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari Anne | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this mind-bending YA novel but I did find it somewhat difficult to read. The author is intentionally vague and misleading through much of the story, leaving the reader to try and puzzle out what exactly is going on! (It reminded me a little of "No Passenger's Beyond this Point"). While this strategy works okay in this book, it did leave me a bit confused about some of the characters and where they fit in. I think the author might have made it almost TOO clever. This is a YA book but there a (fairly mild) sex scene, therefore I would only recommend it for older teens. It is set in Australia, which isn't glaringly obvious in the beginning, and due to some colloquialisms, also adds a little confusion. Good book but not great and I would recommend with reservations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/2/2014

    " Incredible read. Kind of like a puzzle. Intriguing and memorable characters revealed bit by bit in layers. Set in Australia. Printz award winner (one that I liked). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Hart | 1/23/2014

    " I can't believe this won the Printz award (Newberry equivalent for teenagers), giving a stamp of approval to frequent "f" word usage, teen sex and teen pregnancy. There are many good things about the novel: an interesting & compelling story, a message of the importance of enduring relationships, coming of age theme, but with all the angst and approval of poor values it carries I would discourage any teen I care about from reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilya | 1/18/2014

    " Such a sad book with so much emotion. Hard to get into it at first but then you can't stop reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/4/2014

    " Would have been 5 stars, but it took a little too long to get into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen Ortega | 12/31/2013

    " This book... I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I thought. And I fell in love. Intricately woven, I couldn't put it down until I was finished. It's full of everything a great book needs- romance and mystery and adventure. I can't say enough... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/27/2013

    " A heartbreaking yet hopeful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna Paula Cailas | 12/13/2013

    " Stories within stories within stories; crying-laughing-crying; writing that colored me chartreuse with envy and awe; romance of different and several shades... One of those books you sigh over and stroke with affection afterward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 11/7/2013

    " The book loosely reminded me of Gone Girl. In both books, there is is a mystery, but some parts of both stories were almost unbelievable. Yet I enjoyed it! I loved the characters - so interesting and I really had to find out the solution to the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 10/2/2012

    " The beginning was fractured and confusing but in the end, all the pieces fit together to make something beautiful and strong. Totally worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 3/17/2012

    " At first i wasn't sure of what i was reading, really, i was a little confused by the two stories, but as i got to know the characters and understood what was going on i fell in love instantly. Such a good book with romance, drama and life philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roza Chakisso | 9/4/2011

    " Great book and great read. The book is situated in Australia and the story revolves around a 17-year-old named Taylor Markham. It's about friendship, love, tragedy, discovery, and faith. By far one of the best YA books I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katrina | 5/23/2011

    " Kind of weird. Definitely not by favorite by her "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/14/2011

    " If you can handle not knowing where a book is going for over half of it, doubting yourself and your intelligence along the way, this book will pay off hand over fist by its finish when it all comes together. A+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terrie | 5/11/2011

    " I loved it. It had so man twists and secrets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/7/2011

    " really good book. confusing at first and took a while to get into but turned out amazing. the last book i read that had this kind of emotional impact was probably "the book thief." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 5/4/2011

    " Loved it! I was slightly confused at first because the characters have a slightly differnt way of life and it took me a while to figure out this takes place in Austarlia but it was awesome nevertheless! Great read full of mystery, romance, and some adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/3/2011

    " Even though I could predict some of the plot twists, this book has heart. I didn't want it to end, which to me means it's a good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 5/1/2011

    " A very clever and different book. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 4/30/2011

    " Nope. Can't review. I'm still bawling. I'll do it later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillyloves | 4/30/2011

    " amazing!!!!! im lost for words "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 19's | 4/27/2011

    " this is what you called a good realistic YA book. "

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About the Author
Author Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award–winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner; Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Award winner; Saving Francesca; and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.