Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs – the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. But what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother – who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road six years before. The only connection to her past, Hannah, the woman who found her, has now disappeared, too, and the only clue Taylor has about Hannah and her mother's past is a partially written manuscript about a group of five kids from the Jellicoe School, twenty years ago.
Audiobook, 8 pages
Published May 14th 2010 by Bolinda Audio (first published 2006)
From Sync (love you audiosync!)
I am feeling meh today, not in a review writing mood.
The start was rocky. It started with this accident. Then we were with Taylor at her school and I kept wondering why it kept jumping back and forth? Then it was explained that she was reading something. Yeah...messy.
So a slow start and it took me some time to get through this audio. It was not that compelling. Kids warring with Cadets and Townies.
Oh and Taylor was messed up! This teen needed family and a hug. And those who could have given her that, grrrr, wtf was wrong with you? Nope Hannah, I would not forgive you! Sure we get explanations at the end but still! Taylor just wanted to know why she was all alone and where her mum was.
But close to the end it did get interesting. I did want to know why Hannah was writing about those kids and where she was and how it all was connected. And I wanted Taylor to find some truth in her life.
I even started crying at one point. And it was a good book all the way through, it just made me angry at the adults and I think reading it would have made the messy start better
Narrator Rebecca Macauley
I did like her accent, since hey AU book gotta have it right. So nothing wrong with her narration