1. velj 2013.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


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"What do you want from me?" he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.
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.
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 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.



      If I had to pick a book I mentioned the most, this one would win the title, for sure. Truth to be told I have never wrote a review for it so I promised myself one thing and it was to write a nice review for this book. I'll fail that's not a question but I'll try. It's something I guess. So here comes, well - nothing.

      There are certain books that have a wonderful story and they spin your mind, and of course there are these with the most amazing writing, they also spin your mind. But then you have the ones with the wonderful writing and a magical story, those my dear friend get me to another dimension.

      Few times people asked me to tell them what's Jellicoe Road about and that made me think. I for sure can't explain this story cause you have to live through it, feel it and then survive it. All that multiply with two, because there are two stories and then with million, just because. Only I can tell you some things...like this is a story about life and the ways that something plays with it. You never know what's in there for you but you won't stop until you find it. This is also a story about love and I don't mean boy and girl and their love. It's about all the types of all - the one you feel for "the one", the one you feel for your family, the one for your friends, the one for the life. It's also a story about growing up and finding yourself. This story...it's everything.

       I'm sorry for not telling you about the plot or characters and yes I did that on purpose. I'm selfish and I admit it. I'll even tell you why. I love it, every single part of and I want it for myself. I apologize but that's the truth.

Rating: not needed.

Until the next time,


Broj komentara: 16:

  1. I didn't review this myself. It's one of the few books I just can't talk about... because there aren't any words, and even if there were, I wouldn't want to share them. I completely understand why you didn't mention the plot or the characters! This is just... too special. And yes, this book doesn't even need a rating. Well said!

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    1. Yeah agreed. I wanted to write it just because I want everyone to read it, but honestly the words are unnecessary when it comes to this book. :)

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  2. I haven't read this one, but need to check it out.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  3. Honestly I know you told me about how amazing this book was, but I'm not sure I want to read it. I am a sap...okay..I cry over the littlest things and I honestly don't think I would survive after reading this. (I mean I cried reading Pushing the Limits!) But, at the same time I am DYING to read it and find out how amazing this is. *sigh* What should I do!??

    I'm so glad this left you speechless! Terrific review!

    ~ Maida <3

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    1. Darling one word: READ rigt now (okay three) :D Really I cried while reading PtL but this is something special :)

      Thank you :)

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  4. This is a tough one to review, almost impossible. To tell you the trut, I didn't even try. It's almost impossible not to reveal anything of the plot, just like it's impossible to tell someone what the book is about. Still, you've managed the first quite well.
    Great review!

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    1. You're right. I wanted to make other people read it :) Thanks :)

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  5. I am so glad you loved this one, Tanja! It was impossible for me to write a review for this one as well, but I think what you've written gets the point across about this one. It's just such a beautiful and heart-wrenching tale with such incredible characters that it is impossible to possibly explain them. I really am so thrilled that you're in love with this book too! :)

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    1. I think it's impossible not to love this book :) Thanks :)

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  6. Tanja, it is so difficult to write a review you feel is worthy of a much beloved book, but I think you did an excellent job. MM has such talent crafting complex characters and wonderfully layered stories. :)

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    1. Agreed! She has such a talent :) Thanks Rachel :)

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  7. wow.. this sounds like a very special book to many people. I will HAVE to get my hands on this one! Great review dear, you def expressed your love for it.
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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    1. Yes you'll read it (trust me I'll drive you crazy) :) Thank you :)

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  8. Tanja I agree this book is so difficult to review, it evoked so many emotions in me, that I think I was choked up for the majority of it. But you did a fab job summing up your feelings for this book! :)

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