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Melina Marchetta

Forfatter af On the Jellicoe Road

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Melina Marchetta was born on March 25, 1965 in Australia. She is a writer and teacher who earned a teaching degree from the Australian Catholic University. She then got a job teaching at St Mary's Cathedral College, Sydney. Her first novel, Looking for Alibrandi was released in 1992. Looking for vis mere Alibrandi swept the pool of literary awards for young adult fiction in 1993 including the coveted CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, Saving Francesca was released in 2003, followed by On the Jellicoe Road in 2006. Marchetta's fourth novel, the fantasy epic Finnikin of the Rock, was released in October 2008. It has since won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel and the 2009 ABIA (Australian Booksellers Industry Awards) Book of the Year for Older Children. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil (2016) is her latest book. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Melina Marchetta

On the Jellicoe Road (2006) 2,144 eksemplarer
Finnikin of the Rock (2008) 1,877 eksemplarer
Looking for Alibrandi (1992) 1,374 eksemplarer
Saving Francesca (2003) 1,364 eksemplarer
Froi of the Exiles (2011) 539 eksemplarer
The Piper's Son (2010) 518 eksemplarer
Quintana of Charyn (2012) 411 eksemplarer
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil (2016) 258 eksemplarer
The Place on Dalhousie (2019) 87 eksemplarer
Ferragost (2012) 35 eksemplarer
The Lumatere Chronicles 1-3 (2013) 23 eksemplarer
The Gorgon in the Gully (2010) 13 eksemplarer
Lady Celie 9 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Monday (2020) 7 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Wednesday (2020) 5 eksemplarer
Zola and the Christmas Lights (2023) 4 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Tuesday (2020) 4 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Friday (2021) 3 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Thursday (2021) 3 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Saturday (2021) 2 eksemplarer
When Rosie Met Jim / Shoeboxes (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Ferragost / Molasses 2 eksemplarer
What Zola Did on Sunday (2021) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

10 Short Stories You Must Read This Year (2009) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer
Looking for Alibrandi [2000 film] (1999) — Original novel — 14 eksemplarer

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Quick Word: Melina Marchetta writes novels that punch you in the gut, leave your heart aching and you mind opened wide. Recommended.
TashaBookStuff | 39 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
I was totally mystified by the first half of this novel. Best guess was that this was some sort of dystopian setting, with the Students, Townies and Cadets fighting it out for territory on a post-apocalyptic world. Another reviewer said she didn't understand what was happening for the first 100 pages, so I kept going, but it took till about page 200 before I had a grasp on this story. I have to say I don't know why this won the Printz Award, but maybe if I'd read it when it was first published...So, yeah, it was an interesting story, but not a winner for me.… (mere)
fromthecomfychair | 219 andre anmeldelser | Jun 13, 2023 |
This book has an intriguing plot and does a good job of keeping suspense regarding the mysterious event that occurred to create the pretense for the books plot. It's an interesting blend of earthly medieval fantasy politics and the magical realm. It starts with a young male protagonist looking to reform a lost kingdom. Predictibly it is a young girl with mysterious powers that is the key to doing so. This book has violence and killing but is probably okay for middle teen audience and up. The perspective jumps back and forth from a male and female POV. It also has a lot of world building and the plot might get too convoluted for the average younger teen reader.… (mere)
wolfe.myles | 127 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2023 |
I don’t even know where to begin with Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I spent the first third of the book deciding whether I was going to set it aside or not but it was interesting enough that I continued to read on as I wanted to know what was going on. Eventually I couldn’t put it down as I was totally captured by the characters, the setting and the tense atmosphere. The writer gives the reader fragments of various stories and leaves it to us to fit all the pieces together.

This Australian YA story is hard to define or describe, set in and around the grounds of a private school, part of the story is about the yearly territory battles that occur between the students of the school, the cadets that come and camp nearby and the local kids or “Townies”. Revolving around the leaders of each group, Taylor for the school, Jonah for the cadets and Santiago for the Townies, we learn of past and present relationships. There is also a story from the past, involving five young people whose legacy is still being felt, and far off, at the edge of the story, there is a serial killer who has been operating in the area for some time.

Jellicoe Road engages the reader with it’s intricate structure, nuanced writing and the interwoven lives of the characters. It is complex tale that reduced me to tears by the end of book. A well blended combination of mystery and romance, this was a very powerful story.
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DeltaQueen50 | 219 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |



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