Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence.
But Taylor has other things on her mind: a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road . . .
On the Jellicoe Road
Although the start of the novel is a bit confusing, this is by far one of the best books that has ever been written. The plot is amazing and the character development throughout the novel is evidently well planned and overall fantastic. It's one of those rare novels that leaves you breathless and wanting more than what's been given. It's also one of those books that rips your heart out, leaving you in a daze for the next week while you seriously contemplate what to do with the rest of your life. This books is highly recommended if you're ever up for reading something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.