Jellicoe Road by Melina MarchettaPublished March 9th 2010 by Harper TeenPaperback, 419 Pages
My Thoughts:Synopsis:In this lyrical, absorbing, award-winning novel, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.
The thought of writing this has been plaguing my mind for two weeks now. You have no idea how hard it’s been for me to put my thoughts into words. So all I’m going to say right now is that this book blew my mind. I can finally understand why it has so won many awards; they don’t give out those bad boys to any author.