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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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Mar 30, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: romance, post-modern, realistic-fiction, family, youngadult, library-science, coming-of-age
Read from March 26 to 28, 2010

I won't include much about the plot of the book here because the joy of reading it is in discovery. It is a little slow and confusing at first, but don't give up! This a a truly beautiful and well-written story.
Everything in this book is important. All the details and events come together beautifully and poetically. This is a story of awful pain and terrible beauty. When all the pieces are in place at the end and all the mysteries are revealed, the characters accept and forgive one another, and they begin to find peace.
Jellicoe Road has a complex plot and several elements of post modernism. There is just a touch of magical realism in Taylor’s dreams of her father and in the dreamlike descriptions. Marchetta also employs literary allusions by referencing relationships in To Kill a Mockingbird among others.

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