Monday, January 04, 2010

2010 book 5

Melina Marchetta's Jellicoe Road
It took me a little while to get into this YA novel, but once I did, I really liked it. It's about a girl with a somewhat mysterious past who goes to a boarding school where the students have annual battles over territory with town kids and with military school kids, and this year she's in charge. The main story is interspersed with excerpts of a novel about five teenagers who survived a terrible accident, and figuring out exactly how the stories come together is definitely satisfying. Yeah, this has all the things that I like in YA novels--past secrets, great characters and friendships, adventure, and a little romance. A/A-.

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