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Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta This is my second time I’ve read Jellicoe Road and I’m still reeling from how this book makes me feel. It leaves me totally exhilarated!I seriously can’t get enough of this book! “These people have history and I crave history. I crave someone knowing me so well that they can tell what I’m thinking. Jonah Griggs takes my hand under the table and links my fingers with his and I know that I would sacrifice almost anything just to keep this state of mind”Marchetta has gain created a masterpiece! I absolutely loved Saving Francesca, but Jellicoe Road has left me lost for words. Her writing is utterly mind blowing! I was just sucked into a completely different world of cadets, townies and kids at the boarding school competing for territories, it felt so real and I loved it so much, that I just didn’t want this book to end. Taylor is one of the best female characters I have come across in a while; she had this fearlessness about her that I really liked. I absolutely adored Raffy and Santangelo, every time they were together they just brought a huge smile to my face. I loved Jonah, he wasn’t your typical male character; we got to see his macho side and also his vulnerable side, which he tried to keep guarded (this just made me love him even more!). Finally I loved the poignant friendship between Jude, Webb, Fitz, Narnie and Tate. Jellicoe Road has definitely become one of the best books I have ever read; it was intense, heartbreaking and simply unforgettable. Some of my favourite quotes;“Then why are you here?”... He stops and looks at me “I’m here because of you. You’re priority. Your happiness, in some fucked way is tuned into mine. Get that through your thick skull. Would I like it any other way? Hell yes, but I don’t think that will be happening in my lifetime”I feel tears running down my face and Raffy takes my hand and squeezes it.“What are you so sad about?” Santangelo says to me. “We’re going to know him for the rest of our lives”But I don’t want to let go, because tonight I’m not looking for anything more than being part of him. Because being part of him isn’t just anything. It’s kind of everything