Teaser Tuesday: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

August 28, 2012 HarperTeen, Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road, Readalong, Teaser Tuesday 16

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From Goodreads:

I’m dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.

Taylor is the leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs – the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.

And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor’s only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother – who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.

The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.

The Teaser:

Jonah Griggs.
    Not just a name but a state of mind I never want to revisit, although I do keep him at the back of my mind for those times I get my hopes raised about something. So then I can slap myself into reality and remind myself of what happens when you let someone into your sacred space.         pg. 54

In case you missed it, I am reading On the Jellicoe Road as part of a readalong this week! Details can be found, HERE.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

16 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta”

  1. Joyous Reads

    Jonah Griggs. The boy of Taylor dreams and one of her nightmares. I love this book. I read it when I need a good cry, laugh and when I start to lose hope with all the books in my shelves. Jellicoe Road reminds me that THERE is a brilliant literary work out there that not much people know about.

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