Jellicoe Road Summary
"Jellicoe Road" is a young adult novel written by Melina Marchetta. It involves the coming-of-age story of seventeen year-old Taylor Markham during a year of attending the Jellicoe School.
When Taylor Markam is eleven, her mother abandons her at a 7-11 convenience store. A few moments later, Taylor is found by a woman named Hannah, who becomes a guardian to her, and sees to it that Taylor is enrolled at the elite, but state-run Jellicoe School, outside the town of Jellicoe, Australia. Taylor is haunted by her past, and tries to escape the school when she is fourteen with a boy named Jonah Griggs. Griggs is a member of the Sydney-based cadets who camp out at the school every year for a life-education camp. Taylor and Griggs are shortly caught by the Brigadier and returned to the school.
Three years pass. Taylor often visits Hannah, who is building...
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