Ridley is that high school girl every girl wants to be and every guy wants to be with. You know the pretty and popular cheerleading captain who's dati...moreRidley is that high school girl every girl wants to be and every guy wants to be with. You know the pretty and popular cheerleading captain who's dating the football quarterback. She has the perfect life right? What more could a girl want?
So while Ridley may have the perfect school life, her home life is another story. Three years ago she and her older sister Izzy were involved in horrible car accident. Ridley survived, Izzy didn't. So now Ridley usually comes home to an empty house because her mom is an alcoholic who heads straight for the bar when she gets off work and Ridley's father travels for work and only comes home on weekends. When the family is all together they pretend that everything is ok and there is no mention of Izzy or the car accident that changed all of their lives.
Ridley is perfectly content with pretending that everything in her life is perfect and that she enjoys being part of the popular crowd just so she can get her scholarship to Stanford. That is until transfer student Bo arrives at school. Something about him is familiar but Ridley just can't put her finger on it. After spending time with him she begins to question her relationship with her boyfriend and her loyalty to her so called friends. After she stands up to her friends for bullying another student and breaks up with her boyfriend, Ridley is now an outcast and barely hangs on to her position as cheerleading captain. But it's all worth it because she has Bo now! Right? Wrong!
Bo has a death wish. He was turned into a vampire against his will and the people who did it also killed his father so he is seeking revenge. He is doing everything in power to find and kill all the vampires that had anything to do with his father's death. Drinking their blood is slowly killing him but he refuses to stop until they are all dead.
I really liked this story, it was fast paced and full of action. Ridley ends up becoming some kind of badass in the end so I will definitely check out the second book in this series. Plus I'm just in the mood for vampires. (less)
It took me a minute to get into Piper’s Son because I was caught off guard by Aunt Georgie’s POV. No one told me. Her POV just came out of nowhere. So...moreIt took me a minute to get into Piper’s Son because I was caught off guard by Aunt Georgie’s POV. No one told me. Her POV just came out of nowhere. So of course I resisted her POV at first. I didn't want to be in her head. But somewhere along the way I became more interested in Georgie’s story than I was in Tom’s. So obviously Marchetta knew what she was doing. This is a great story but Jellicoe Road is still my favorite Marchetta book. (less)
Re-read November 2012... Yep, I cried...several times. Still one of my all time favorites.
I hadn't planned on reading this book so soon. I went to the...moreRe-read November 2012... Yep, I cried...several times. Still one of my all time favorites.
I hadn't planned on reading this book so soon. I went to the library to pick up Piper's Son because I had just finished reading Saving Francesca. But Piper's Son was still in transit from another library and wouldn't arrive until the next day. So I picked up Jellicoe Road because it was the only Marchetta book on the shelf. I'm so glad I did.
This book deserves more than five stars. This is my favorite read of 2011. I'm heading to the bookstore first thing in the morning to pick up a hardcopy. Jellicoe Road joins my list of all-time favorite books. (less)