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Friday, April 12, 2013

Another Reason I Love This Book

I think I have mentioned it once before (or maybe ten trillion times) that I have a writerly crush on Melina Marchetta. Her books make me feel like my heart is simultaneously being torn bit by bit and restored piece by piece. I’m not sure that makes sense, but it does if you’ve read her novels. They’re all great, but (and I’ve mentioned this before, too) my favorite is Jellicoe Road.

I’ve recommended this book so many times I think my friends and family are sick of the title. (Though it has such a nice ring—Jellicoe—that I can’t imagine tiring of it.) Anyhow, there are three things people who have read this book will tell you:
  1. It is phenomenal.
  2. If you’re confused at first, stick with it.
  3. It is phenomenal.
So the other day on Tumblr I came across this awesome moment from the book. If you haven’t read the it, here’s the fourth thing people will tell you: Jonah Griggs is one of the best fictional boys ever. Behold:

Q: If you’ve read Jellicoe Road, what’s your favorite scene?*

*Maybe reading the comments will inspire the rest of you to read the book…

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