Jellicoe Road Characters
Taylor Markham is the pretty, seventeen year-old protagonist of Melina Marchetta's novel "Jellicoe Road". Abandoned as a child by her mother, and never knowing her father, Taylor is prone to depression and anxiety, as well as emotional distress. She is elected the leader of the Underground Community for the territory wars against the Cadets and the Townies, and is in a leadership position in her own dormitory house.
Taylor is looked up to by the younger Jessa McKenzie, and Taylor is best friends with Rafaela, who lives in town but stays at the school. Taylor is also good friends with Ben, her second-in-command of the Underground Community. Taylor often visits the house of a young woman named Hannah, who is building a house at the river by the school. Hannah is Taylor's mentor and guardian, having found her when she was abandoned, and ensuring that Taylor was enrolled at the...