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Jellicoe Road
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
"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.
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margreads
On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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Super excited to listen to Melina Marchetta talk as part of Melbourne Writers Festival #mwf2019

#aussieauthors #awwc

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La_Cori
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro
It wasn't easy to find a book with both green and red on the cover.. I searched all my shelves on Goodreads and this is the only one I found! ❤💚

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HighLadyoftheStacks
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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I stayed up too late finishing this last night. Beautiful writing and little unusual, and all in all a great read.

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clutteredbooks
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The start was confusing (or was it just me??) but when it all came together, it was heartbreaking.

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Jovy
On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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Jumping on the #agameoffavorites challenge - hope it's not too late!

One of my favorite YA authors is Melina Marchetta. I adore her fantasy series Lumatere Chronicles and the tagged book is my favorite in the contemporary genre. Her all-time favorite book is Anne of Green Gables, which I also love!

ErinSueMreads Welcome! Happy to have you!! 1y
tonyahoswalt I LOVE the Lumatere Chronicles, but I haven't met many other people who are familiar with them! 1y
Jovy @tonyahoswalt I know right?! It honestly deserves more attention. An auto-recommend for me! 1y
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Matchkim
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This book has given me an emotional hangover. So beautiful. Loved every moment.

emmanoble Love this book so much! 1y
Matchkim @emmanoble I had no idea what it was going in, but it was quite and emotional roller coaster. 1y
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violabrain
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Mehso-so

I don't understand all the hype about this book. People said it was hard to get into, but it was worth it in the end. I'm not sure that it was… I thought all of the stuff about the territory war between the three teen groups was really stupid. I also thought the twists and turns were predictable and I figured them out far before they were actually revealed. Not a fan...

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bookworm.krizia
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mangokittty This is my favorite! 2y
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bookworm.krizia
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Mehso-so

It started as a very young adult novel, 2 teens in love but they're in denial, blah blah blah. The same old story that didn't quite sit well with me. The story of Taylor and Jonah is also connected with the story of 5 friends. Now, the story of Webb, Narnie, Tate, Fitz and the Cadet guy (what's his name again) is something that really made me read the book. Their story made me cry.

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Kshakal
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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Having a hard time getting into this one... easy to read but I am not enjoying it ☹️

thegirlwiththelibrarybag *whispers* move onto a book that makes your heart happy 2y
Tamra Beautiful cover though! 2y
Kshakal @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I feel guilty b cause it is for a book club @Tamra it is a beautiful cover! 2y
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Leah
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#RiotGrams day 2 - some 🍊 📚 from my shelves!

Chachic Awesome stack! I'm a huge fan of Melina Marchetta and Ilona Andrews.💕 2y
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BookThingo
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Tandem reading with my kid. Yes, I own two copies, and they're both signed! (One copy was a gift from @shallowreader 😘) I believe in books as heirlooms. I would save this in a fire. #LoveOzYA #blameitonlitsy

Chachic Jonah Griggs forever 💕 2y
BookThingo @Chachic He is so 😍😍😍!!! (edited) 2y
Chachic @BookThingo 💖💖💖😍😍😍 2y
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MallenNC
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I went last night to the fall Book Club Bash at my local bookstore, Quail Ridge Books. Their booksellers give two recommendations each during the event, and they do drawings for book prizes. I didn't win anything but I did let myself buy two of the recommended selections. Has anyone read either of these?

BookBabe Sounds fun! 2y
bookishkris Jellicoe Road is really really good. 2y
Jovy I loved Jellicoe Road!! Anything Marchetta writes is great but this is one of my faves. 2y
MallenNC @Jovy @bookishkris That's great to hear. I've never read this author but the bookseller was so enthusiastic about it that it was easy to choose. @BookBabe These events are so fun! I always leave with a long list of book ideas, and sometimes a big stack of purchases! 2y
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BookThingo
On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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Chachic Champorado! Yuuuum. And favorite book 💕💕 2y
BookThingo @Chachic I'm craving Pinoy food so bad. I'm going to try making turon this weekend. 2y
MarriedtoMrT The book! 😍 2y
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BookThingo @MarriedtoMrT I love this book so much, I have two signed copies. 😅 2y
MarriedtoMrT @BookThingo I have much move for this book but it's been years since I read it. I really need to do a re-read! 2y
BookThingo @MarriedtoMrT Sometimes I open the book just to check something I'm trying to remember about the story, and I end up having to reread it. I always find new nuances to the story. So amazing. 2y
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brandymuses
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Day 11 is Starts with J
Just pulling this off my shelf made me want to reread it. #anditsaugust

MarriedtoMrT ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Chachic So much love for this book!💖💖 2y
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wanderlustywriter
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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This got wayyy better towards the middle and end. But overall it still just felt too abbreviated. Scenes cut off abruptly, not enough time given to the characters from the past, not enough interiority for Taylor, not enough about the war, not enough Jessa or Santangelo or Griggs. The twists were predictable, which isn't bad. I liked the story, it made me feel things, but I just wanted MORE from this book. 6/10 ⭐️

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wanderlustywriter
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Lol "kerb". I repeat, Australian words are weird.

adventuresthruwonderland I've always thought that's what it's called? (And I'm in the US) 😂 2y
wanderlustywriter @adventuresthruwonderland Yes but we spell it "curb" ? 2y
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wanderlustywriter
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

p. 255: This book is hopscotchy and vague. You're half-told things, then the scene ends, then it skips to something else entirely. I feel like I'm reading a book with pages and chapters missing. It's frustrating, and I keep waiting for more, but there's not a ton left now... verdict TBD

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wanderlustywriter
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OH. Australian words are confusing

Well-ReadNeck This is so interesting!! I live in the American South and, to me, the shirt pictured is a cami, a tank top is a different garment altogether (although both are sleeveless cotton shirts) (edited) 2y
BookFreakOut @Well-ReadNeck I'm with you on this one, cami b/c of the thin straps and skintight nature, not intended to be worn alone like a tank top could. For me, singlet means a wrestling uniform. 2y
Smangela @Well-ReadNeck I agree too! I'm from northwest PA:) 2y
wanderlustywriter @Smangela @Well-ReadNeck @BookFreakOut I say tank top (from American Northeast) but would understand cami for sure. I had to google "singlet Australia" to find out what the author meant, as yes "singlet" alone is a wrestling uniform! ? (edited) 2y
Well-ReadNeck @BookFreakOut Yes! Or, as we say in the South, wrastlin' 😂 2y
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wanderlustywriter
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p. 188: OH I SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

[DELETED] 1409720085 Marchetta is the best. ♥️ 2y
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wanderlustywriter
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The first chapter is confusing—could really have done with a bit more world-building—but I'm getting into it now. Mad I'm at work and not at home reading...

Aims42 Ughh, I hear ya on being stuck at work and not reading. My book is in my bag and yet, nope, can't read it while on the clock 😤 2y
Lindy I remember that it took a long time for this book to jell , but when it did, it was magnificent. 2y
wanderlustywriter @Lindy It is starting to! 2y
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wanderlustywriter
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This won some prizes so it best be good

TirzahPrice IT IS INCREDIBLE 2y
Daisey I really enjoyed this one, although I seem to remember it took a while to get into. 2y
wanderlustywriter @Daisey So glad you said this because I could not get into the first chapter. But I am persisting 2y
Daisey I definitely remember the beginning being confusing, but it is well worth persevering. Glad it's getting better! 2y
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Hollie
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I'm starting this book tonight, another one from my #sunmersolsticebookexchange package. I was warned to read it with tissues at the ready!

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Christinak
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This was a little confusing a first. As I was reading I began feeling like it was like a masterfully written puzzle. If you are wondering - It is SO worth it to put this puzzle together. This is an emotionally charged book about past present and future. About regret, redemption, reclamation. This powerful book is a perfect example of why I love YA. #youshouldreadthis

MarriedtoMrT I LOVED this book! 2y
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Christinak
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If I'm going to get sucked into this story I may as well have popcorn 🍿 #ireadpastmybedtime #midnightsnack #cantsleepcauseimreading

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krismac
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Wow! This is an amazing unforgettable book!
Thank you @TirzahPrice for sending it! I LOVED it!
It's a book that will stay with you! Highly recommended!

TirzahPrice Yay!!!! So glad you liked it! 2y
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readordierachel
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Really enjoyed this Printz Award-winning YA novel by #australianauthor Melina Marchetta. It's a little hard to describe, but it was very compelling. Feelings were felt.

#australianauthors #readingwomenmonth
@thereadingwomen

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heather62981
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Every reread further cements this as my favorite book.

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Johanna414
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One of my book displays for the month of April... should be a popular one!

Amanda23 Love the ugly crying disclaimer 😀 3y
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LizzyNanney
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"And life goes on, which seems kind of strange and cruel when you're watching someone die." This book was amazing! A++

ocdIrene The audiobook of this was well done too. 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Here are some books written by #CommonwealthAuthors :
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 🇳🇬 Nigeria
Jhumpa Lahiri - 🇮🇳 India
Michael Ondaatje- 🇱🇰 (born) Sri Lanka
Ovidia Yu - 🇸🇬Singapore
Tan Twan Eng -Malaysia
Margaret Atwood - 🇨🇦 Canada
Melina Marchetta - 🇦🇺Australia
#marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

saresmoore Great post! 3y
Sassy_Steph Did you read aunty Lee's delights yet? What did you think? When I read the description it reminded me of Joanne Fluke's series!! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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A great read, no wonder it won the Printz award!! I loved the characters and the dual yarns interweaving. 5⭐️beautiful friendships!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, I just hugged the book-that's how much I loved it! 📚❤️ 3y
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Sara_Planz
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Mehso-so

A lot of interesting plot twists but I'll be honest. I had a hard time getting into this story. I struggled to keep up with the storylines and characters. I can see why it is award winning but maybe it just wasn't in my wheelhouse.

rubyslippersreads That's how I felt about it too. 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Australian author, and my next read...I'm very late to this game, but better late than never.

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Sara_Planz
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A little lunch time reading company on the lake.

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Sara_Planz
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta
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The Houston YA for Adults book club choice this month, the theme being award winning books. Really looking forward to this one!

MarriedtoMrT I loved it! 3y
Cinfhen I just read her first "adult" book and it was phenomenal 3y
RanaElizabeth Oh man, I am such a fan of Marchetta's but Jellicoe Road is really special. 3y
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BookishTrish
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It was raw and I read it every chance I got. I'd read it again for sure.

Joanne1 I found this one last year. Don't know how I missed it. Loved some of her other books when I was YA myself. 3y
Yamich49 LOVED this one!! 3y
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tjwill
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I finished listening to On the Jellicoe Road, but I'm still up in the air about how I feel about it. The characters were all rounded and nuanced, but it took so long for me to actually feel connected to the story. I've read other reviews in which people said they loved it because of how the pieces all came together. I think the writing was good, but I still didn't quite connect the way I like to.

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BookishTrish
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

For months I've been seeing my this book pop up in my feed accompanied by rave reviews. Y'all were right on the money. Thanks! #blameitonLitsy

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La_Cori
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#FeistyFeb Day 10 @RealLifeReading
for 🌸🌺 #flowersoncovers 🌹🌼 it was an easy pick.. this novel is one of the best ya I've ever read!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Shawna
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One of my best friends has been recommending this one for years. I'm finally getting to it for #litsyatoz #readjanuary #recommendedby

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emmanoble
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So. My boyfriend formally asked me to move in with him (he was nervous, it was ridiculously cute) & so now I'm moving..to Australia. 😳😬🇦🇺 I'm excited, but leaving all my books here will be like leaving my children behind. I've been slowly narrowing down what I'm going to bring with me & these are all the ones I'd like to read before I go. Wish me luck!

& if any of you live in Sydney, let me know! I'm going to need some new bookish friends 😭

Michelle_mck @Lizpixie @Brona and I are all in Sydney (edited) 3y
emmanoble Lovely!! Good to know :) I'm already thinking of book clubs, libraries, everything..so if you have any suggestions I'd be in your debt! @Michelle_mck @Lizpixie @Brona 3y
Bambolina_81 How exciting! Good luck with the move 😁 3y
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Michelle_mck Where about's in Sydney are you moving too? It's a big place 3y
emmanoble Thank you :) @Bambolina_81 3y
emmanoble I'll be in Wooloomooloo, so not too far outside the city @Michelle_mck 3y
Yamich49 How exciting! Good luck with the move, I know how exhausting moving can be and I can't even imagine moving all of my stuff to another country! 😦 3y
emmanoble Thanks! It'll be a massive headache for sure, but it'll be worth it in the end (I hope) haha @Yamich49 3y
Foxyfictionista Wow, that's wonderful news! I'm super excited for you! 3y
Michelle_mck @emmanoble oh awesome! I work in the city and live in the inner west so close to you! The city of Sydney has a great library service 3y
emmanoble Okay cool! @Michelle_mck I went to the library at King's Cross to peek around when I visited a few months ago & I think I'd be willing to go out of my way for a nicer one 3y
emmanoble Thank you! I'm very excited 🙃 @Foxyfictionista 3y
Michelle_mck @emmanoble same library but different branch in Customs House down at Circular Quay - its a lovely library 3y
Lizpixie You have to go to the Library of NSW near the botanical gardens. It's big, old & gorgeous! I'm on the outer western edge of sydney close to the Blue Mountains. About as far from the cbd as you can get but still be part of metro Sydney. You'll love Wooloomooloo, the foodie scene is spectacular, you're close to the water & lots of parks and pretty places to chill & read. Lucky you! 3y
Marchpane I'm in Queensland, so nowhere near Sydney but wanted to say hi and wish you luck. You're going to love Australia! 3y
LauraBeth Sounds like a fun adventure 😀 3y
Sue Yay, how exciting! Australia's pretty awesome. Brisbane is nicer than Sydney though ... not that I'm biased or anything 😊 3y
Buddys_Momma Have a safe move! What a way to start off the new year! 😀 3y
Reviewsbylola Wow, that's awesome! 3y
emmanoble Oo wonderful! I'll make sure to check it out :) @Michelle_mck 3y
emmanoble Yes that's definitely on my list ! I know, Wooloomooloo seems like one of the best places to start out..can't wait for all the food! I think we'll actually be planning a trip to the Blue Mountains..all I've heard is how beautiful that area is @Lizpixie 3y
emmanoble Thank you! I hope so! @Marchpane 3y
emmanoble Thanks! @LauraBeth @Buddys_Momma I'm guessing you're in Brisbane then haha I've had a few people tell me the same :) @Sue 3y
Brona Wooloomooloo is great - near the Cross & Potts Point too - more great food & city vibes. I can recommend lots of good Indy bookshops too - there's one in Potts Point, kinokinyu in the city, berkelow's at Leichhardt & Brays in Balmain. Leura in the blue mountains has a great bookshop too. Glebebooks in Glebe point rd also has a second hand book section. Good luck with the big move! 3y
emmanoble Awesome, thank you!! All sound great @Brona 3y
CouronneDhiver Oh wow, that's exciting! Where are you moving from? 3y
emmanoble Phoenix, AZ in the US..from one desert to another :) @CouronneDhiver 3y
kspenmoll Good luck! Making book choices can be tough but sounds like a wonderful new life is ahead- with many nearby Littens! 3y
emmanoble Thank you! @kspenmoll 3y
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shaniquasparkles
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I really want to write in this book, but it's from the library, so I'll do it here instead.

Matthew 10:26 "So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known."

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shaniquasparkles
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First read after Christmas, fresh from our school's library. Hoping it's not too dark to finish off what's been a less than amiable year.

(Yes, those are Disney princess bedsheets. I'm going to get better at this, I promise.)

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Booksnob
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A gift from St Nick.

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Yamich49
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This is one of those books that is SO SO GOOD and completely destroyed me. 😭 The writing is fantastic, the characters well-written and the story engaging. I recommend it esp for those of you who also love stories with damaged characters who have been through horrible stuff in their lives but still manage to survive and take care of one another. These characters broke my heart over and over again but I would reread it in a heartbeat. ❤️

TeR She's a great writer....like her stuff 3y
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Yamich49
Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

"That Hannah would never count how many men there were and how vile humans can be to one another. That she would never see the moments in my life that were full of neglect and fear and revulsion, the moments that I can never go back to because I know they will slow me down for the rest of my life if I let myself remember them for one moment."

???

Megabooks This book broke my heart! 💔 3y
Tsubame Great writing, but it's important to remember those moments to overcome them truly so one can move on. 3y
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Yamich49
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Gawd. This is the second page of the book. SECOND PAGE. I should have known continuing to read it would destroy me. Marchetta does not hold back.

BookishFeminist I loved this book. ❤️ 3y
Yamich49 @BookishFeminist IT IS SOOO GOOD. I just read it all in one sitting and GAWD. Have you read any of her others? I'm gonna have to get them! 3y
emmanoble Ahhh I'm so glad you're liking it !! 3y
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Yamich49 @emmanoble I love it Emma. It destroyed me. But in a good way. SOOOOO GOOD. Thanks for sharing! 3y
BookishFeminist @Yamich49 I haven't, but they're on my TBR! I read this one as a "blind date" book from my library- it was a secret until I took it home and unwrapped it. I don't think I would have picked it up otherwise (mostly bc I wouldn't have know it exists). So glad I did!! 3y
emmanoble That's exactly how I felt when I finished it! Yayy I'm so glad, it makes my heart happy you that enjoyed it so much! 💕 3y
Lizpixie I can't believe the same author that wrote this and Tell The Truth Shame The Devil, also wrote Looking For Alibrandi, which is an Australian YA classic. 3y
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mwade
On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

"I'm not looking for anything more than being a part of him. Because being part of him isn't just anything. It's kind of everything. "

"You'd want to say to the kid in it 'Why weren't you strong enough to resist death? Didn't that look in your eye stop anything bad from happening to you? "