History Literature / OnTheJellicoeRoad

21st May '16 4:57:40 PM MarchVee
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Running parallel is the story Hannah is writing about five kids twenty years earlier. Three of them are survivors of a horrific car accident and become students, one is a Townie, and the other is a Cadet. They meet and become friends, but it isn't long before things get worse, and keep doing so. [[spoiler: And as their story progresses, it becomes very apparent that these kids are not only real, but that they're heavily involved in the main story as well...]]

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Running parallel is the story Hannah is writing about five kids twenty years earlier. Three of them are survivors of a horrific car accident and become students, one is a Townie, and the other is a Cadet. They meet and become friends, but it isn't long before things get worse, and keep doing so. [[spoiler: And as their story progresses, it becomes very apparent that these kids are not only real, but that they're heavily involved in the main story as well...]]
16th May '15 3:09:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, author of ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''Literature/SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, the reluctant, newly-made leader of the students at the Jellicoe School (located in country New South Wales), as the annual underground war between the students, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise) begins. The closest thing she's got to a parent, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...

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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, Creator/MelinaMarchetta, author of ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''Literature/SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, the reluctant, newly-made leader of the students at the Jellicoe School (located in country New South Wales), as the annual underground war between the students, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise) begins. The closest thing she's got to a parent, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...
26th Feb '15 12:02:14 AM jormis29
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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, author of ''LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, the reluctant, newly-made leader of the students at the Jellicoe School (located in country New South Wales), as the annual underground war between the students, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise) begins. The closest thing she's got to a parent, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...

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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, author of ''LookingForAlibrandi'' ''Literature/LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''SavingFrancesca''.''Literature/SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, the reluctant, newly-made leader of the students at the Jellicoe School (located in country New South Wales), as the annual underground war between the students, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise) begins. The closest thing she's got to a parent, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...
25th Nov '14 8:10:50 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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--> If those cadets come near my Year Sevens again, I will maim them.

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--> ---> If those cadets come near my Year Sevens again, I will maim them.
19th Jan '14 4:39:05 AM Zadia
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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, author of ''LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, reluctant leader of her dorm houses in the underground battle between the students at Jellicoe School, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise). The closest thing to a parent she has, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...

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''On the Jellicoe Road'' (or ''Jellicoe Road'' for US/UK readers) is an Australian novel for young adults by MelinaMarchetta, author of ''LookingForAlibrandi'' and ''SavingFrancesca''. It's the story of Taylor Markham, reluctant the reluctant, newly-made leader of her dorm houses in the underground battle between the students at the Jellicoe School, School (located in country New South Wales), as the annual underground war between the students, the nearby Townies, and the Cadets (Sydney boys who come for a six-week training exercise). exercise) begins. The closest thing she's got to a parent she has, parent, Hannah, has mysteriously disappeared, just as Jonah Griggs -- the new leader of the Cadets, and the boy she ran away with a few years ago -- has come back. In between skirmishes and diplomatic fights for territory, she starts uncovering her past, and things take a rapid downturn...



** Two young children are left with a child molester. [[spoiler: Taylor was the lucky one. Her friend wasn't.]]

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** Two young children are left with a child molester.molester to care for them. [[spoiler: Taylor was the lucky one. Her friend wasn't.]]
22nd Oct '13 6:13:45 AM Zadia
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** "I wasn't there to get on the three forty-seven to Yass. [[spoiler: I was there to throw myself in front of it." Jonah, to Taylor.]]
22nd Oct '13 5:57:22 AM Zadia
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The real identities of the five kids in Hannah's story: Narnie is Hannah, Jude is the Brigadier, Webb is Taylor's dead father, Tate is Taylor's absent mother, and Fitz is the Hermit and Jessa's father.]]
22nd Oct '13 5:55:18 AM Zadia
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Running parallel is the story Hannah is writing about five kids twenty years earlier. Three of them are survivors of a horrific car accident and become students, one is a Townie, and the other is a Cadet. They meet and become friends, but it isn't long before things get worse, and keep doing so.

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Running parallel is the story Hannah is writing about five kids twenty years earlier. Three of them are survivors of a horrific car accident and become students, one is a Townie, and the other is a Cadet. They meet and become friends, but it isn't long before things get worse, and keep doing so. [[spoiler: And as their story progresses, it becomes very apparent that these kids are not only real, but that they're heavily involved in the main story as well...]]
7th Oct '13 10:29:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BloodOnTheseHands: While Jonah doesn't actually say the phrase, he does look at his hands and talk about regret.


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Jonah does look at his hands and talk about regret.
27th Mar '13 5:58:47 PM Zadia
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* {{Fingore}}: Ben is sent to deliver a message. He gets beaten up and his fingers stomped on. Griggs later subverts it, saying that if he'd known how good a violinist Ben is, he'd have picked a different body part.
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