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message 1: by Wendy F (last edited Mar 18, 2011 06:17PM) (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) Melina's link!

http://www.melinamarchetta.com.au/

I'm not finished with this book. I'm actually only half way through it and I'm already in love. I'm sitting at my desk at work and it's in front of me, I'm dying to read it and despite being afraid of getting caught I can't stop myself from opening it and reading a page quite sneakily!

Every single time I finish a chapter I can feel my heart pounding from emotion; be it love, saddness, or anger. At that point, I put the book down and sigh in reflection of the chapter I just finished before moving on to the next.

If this book is already making me want to cry, I'm nervous about how I'm going to feel come the end. The empathy I feel for these characters is already tying me up in knots.

Don't tell me what happens, I just needed to get that off my chest.


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Told you! Glad you enjoyed it. Aren't those emotions wonderful? You're not done but do you see why we keep saying read it now?


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Yep. The emotional roller coaster is what I love. Normally that doesn't make sense, but it's so good and so well written. If it were just any old book, I would have called it cheesy or something, but it's all handled so well. I mean the main girl, I wanted to hate her (did for a bit) but you couldn't stay mad at her. I'm so glad people in this group convinced me to try it again and to keep going.


message 4: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 135 comments I really want to read this!!! I've heard great things about it. Plus I just finished Finnikin of the Rock about a week ago, and I really enjoyed it. :)


message 5: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 135 comments I will, I will! I just need to get through a pile of library books … plus all the HP books … and finish all of my college apps. Ahhh!!! So much to do :P


message 6: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments Thank you Wendy for starting this thread. I've got some unanswered questions after finishing the book, but don't want to spoil it for anyone, so could we have a 'spoiler' thread for this book?


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Yes! I'll start it now Roshini.


message 8: by Wendy F (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) AHH, I'm going to have such a hard time staying out of it... I'm terrible about finding out spoilers.

I want to read it right now but my husbands home and it's hard to read when he's here.


Peep (Pop! Pop!) Well don't go over there because there is a huge spoiler at the top, a serious book/plot ruiner. As soon as you're done come on over!


message 10: by Wendy F (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) Okay... this is like knowing where your Christmas presents are but not going to peek...


message 11: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Hahaha


message 12: by Heidi (new)

Heidi This is one of my favorite books of all time! I highly recommend the audio because *cough* as I may or may not have mentioned I have a girl crush on the narrator. Just a small one... really. Nothing to worry about here.


message 13: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Carmel wrote: "Go to the naughty corner right now Heidi I!"

*simper simper* The heart knows what the heart knows Carmel. I can't dictate my feelings! ha! :)


message 14: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Heidi before I read the book I listened to the sample audio. All throughput reading the book, I kept hearing her say, "something something something on the Jellicoe Road..."


message 15: by Wendy F (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) I FINISHED IT! I can enter the spoiler thread, now!


message 16: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments Yay! Waiting for you on the other side!


message 17: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (shyluck13) | 124 comments I'm reading it right now so, please people, try not to spoil it! I'm only on the 16 page and am kinda confused so...I'm hoping it is as good as everyone says.


message 18: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments Don't worry Alyssa, there is a separate thread for spoilers, so come on over when you're done with the book! Hope you like it!


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments Alyssa, it is as good as we are saying, HOWEVER it takes a while. Push through and you won't regret it.


message 20: by Heidi (new)

Heidi It takes about 1/2 the book to finally get it!


message 21: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments And then it all makes sense.


message 22: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) OK, so why I am the last person to know that there was a Jellicoe movie coming out :(


message 23: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (shyluck13) | 124 comments There is? Ha, don't feel bad. You just broke the news to me :P


message 24: by Wendy F (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) WHAT?!? Please tell me that this isn't only in Australia!


message 25: by Heidi (new)

Heidi What??? I guess I am the last person! Ha.


Cassi aka Snow White Haggard | 2261 comments I was so subscribed to this thread. Or maybe a different thread. I don't know but if people are talking about Jellicoe Road I AM SO THERE.


message 27: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) If this is yet another Australian movie that I can't see, I will seriously think about planning a trip. Or buying a foreign format-playing dvd player. I can't take it!!! That would be hilarious if I took the many hours trip to Australia, only to arrive and spend a day seeing three movies and buying up all of the Melina Marchetta stuff I could find at the nearest book store, then leave. Ha!


message 28: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Catie you are cracking me up! We need to start an online petition or something!


message 29: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Yes! I have no idea how to do that, but it sounds like a fabulous idea.


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments I know I'm late in game here... BUT THERE'S A JELLICOE MOVIE IN THE WORKS??? **Insert fan-girl squeal** Can I please be at the Jonah Griggs auditions???

Catie, if it's only out in Australia I might take that trip with you!

P.S. Peep- you obviously weren't the last to know


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments OKAY... so I just clicked in that link Carmel posted, and it has info about Froi's book too!! I'll go post it on the Finnikin thread!

YAY!!


message 32: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Thanks for posting the link. I thought I was the last to know. I am so behind on the posts here. I read a little back, but I was pages behind. Thought someone may have mentioned it. I semi stalk Melina though. You guys know she'll be in New York?

@Brittany - Jonah Griggs auditions! Hahahah. Me first!


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments @Peep - How about this? We can take turns being the stand-in for Taylor's character throughout the auditions.


message 34: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Brittany wrote: "@Peep - How about this? We can take turns being the stand-in for Taylor's character throughout the auditions."

I just checked my schedule... works for me! Auditions, filming, and the premier.


message 35: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Haha, so are you going to send security to welcome me or escort me out of the country Carmel? :)

She's going to be in NY??? That's actually not too far of a drive for me :D I think that my husband would consider my book obsession taken to a whole new level if I drove 7 hours to see one author, but it's very tempting. Also, much easier than leaving the country.

I'm still afraid that the movie won't come to the U.S. Two novels that I loved this year had movies made in Australia and they didn't make it! Boo hoo boo hoo boo hoo. Do you all feel sorry for me yet?


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments Peep wrote: "I just checked my schedule... works for me! Auditions, filming, and..."

Excellent! I can't wait.


message 37: by Peep (Pop! Pop!) (new)

Peep (Pop! Pop!) Catie wrote: "Haha, so are you going to send security to welcome me or escort me out of the country Carmel? :)

She's going to be in NY??? That's actually not too far of a drive for me :D I think that my hu..."


Yes, the NY info is on her site. You know, there's a good chance that the movie might come out in the US. Only because when she did Alibrandi, that was a direct hit to the way things were going on in Australia, so it was popular there. In the U.S, it was Jellicoe (or maybe Finnikin, but I'm sure it was Jellicoe), that made her more known around these parts (for some people, at least). I think it has a very good chance at crossing over, or at the very least be easier to access.


message 38: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Well...if that happens then maybe they will bring Looking for Alibrandi over too! I'm sure they're always keen to cash in on something that's popular in the moment. I can dream.


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments Why do the authors always go to NY? Colorado is much more pretty and then I could actually meet some people and Marchetta could get some skiing in. I mean it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that there are infinitely more people and publishing companies in the area.


message 40: by Catie (new)

Catie (nematome) Boo! I didn't read your comment until after I posted the last one Carmel. Well, looks like as soon as I win the lottery I'll be heading over! Haha.


message 41: by Roshini (new)

Roshini | 243 comments I can't wait for this!!!! Hope they do justice to the book though.


Cassi aka Snow White Haggard | 2261 comments Brittany wrote: "Why do the authors always go to NY? Colorado is much more pretty and then I could actually meet some people and Marchetta could get some skiing in. I mean it couldn't have anything to do with the ..."

Hey there is a waterfall in my town! A BIG one! And fried chicken!


message 43: by Laraine (new)

Laraine (lala26) | 121 comments Only less than a hundred pages left and I'm done! I don't want it to end. I'm surprised by how much I love it after that 200 page mark!


message 44: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Glad you loved it Laraine. It left a mark on me. I thought about it for weeks afterward.


message 45: by Wendy F (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) I still think about it and push it off on people. I loaned my friend Saving Francesca to wet her feet. Then she wanted Piper's Son. Next I'm forcing Jellicoe on her.


Brittany (finally graduated and can once again read for fun) | 1328 comments Wendy F wrote: "I still think about it and push it off on people. I loaned my friend Saving Francesca to wet her feet. Then she wanted Piper's Son. Next I'm forcing Jellicoe on her."

Oh... very good idea. I think you have to suck them in because even though Jellicoe is AMAZING, I confess there is no way I would have stuck with it if it weren't for my having already read Finnikin and you guys telling me to push through!

I might have to try that out on some friends too. Frankie's book is a great place to start.


message 47: by Wendy F (last edited Mar 23, 2011 06:59PM) (new)

Wendy F (blessedwannab) I probably wouldn't have bought Jellicoe based on the synopsis. Frankie is a good place to start because it's really good, but it doesn't have that confusing beginning that Jellicoe and Piper's Son have. Plus, it's not very long.

It worked! She wants me to bring her Jellicoe Rd tomorrow!


message 48: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Yay!


Cassi aka Snow White Haggard | 2261 comments I really loved Saving Francesca. I read it after Jellicoe (which I read after Finnikan and upon the suggestion of everyone here and it didn't confuse me too bad. But then again I tried to read a book in French once so maybe I confuse myself more than the average bear. PS I barely know any French).

I think Saving Francesca (my 3rd MM book) was when I realized that she could just write anything. Unfortunately I have not read Piper's Son yet because 1. Not available in e-book. 2. Ipod is broken so can't download audiobook. Bit of a conundrum there.


message 50: by Laraine (new)

Laraine (lala26) | 121 comments I wouldn't have pulled through either if I didn't know that there would be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so to speak haha... I'm going for Finnikin next! :) Good thing I purchased that one a while back, I'm currently sacrificing buying more books for Lent!

I want to get Saving Francesca on ebook too, because I might have a difficult time finding a copy in the bookstore, but I'm debating on that one since Piper's Son is not out on ebook yet and I want the formats to match haha...


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