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On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-books, fiction, buy-for-class
Read from February 16 to 18, 2012

I don't quite see why everyone seems to rave about this book. It was enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but the beginning was confusing to the point of frustration and I figured out all of the plot revelations long before the main character did.

Teaching Note:
- Recommended for advanced junior high readers (with a modicum of patience)
- Tasteful sex talk, appropriate for grade 9 or mature grade 8

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Reading Progress

23.0% "My head is hurting from trying to figure out who everyone is and how they are connected, I keep mixing people up and have NO idea what the hell is going on. Thinking I'm going to be in the minority in dis-liking this one."
63.0% "I have some predictions about how this is all going to turn out. I hope that I am wrong and will have my mind blown instead."

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