Thursday, December 18, 2008

Contest: Jellicoe Road

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Author interview. (Review = coming!) Basically this is on my list of best books of 2008, and favorite books ever, so obviously I recommend it. Hardcover, this one is.

Description: "What do you want from me?" he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.

Comment below.

1 entry per person.

+ 1 if you talk about Girl Week. (If you've done that already, relink/remind me.)

+ 1 if you talk about this contest or the author interview or - soon to come - the review somewhere. (Link me!)

+ 1 secret criterion.

Contest ends on Dec 21st.

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Girl Week is a week-long event here on the blog celebrating strong YA heroines and feminism. Find out more about it here.

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54 comments:

stephanie said...

OMG. this book sound sooo good :)
please enter mee
link is on my blog: juiciliciousssreviews.blogspot.com (SIDEBAR)
thankssss
stephanie

Vicky said...

This book sounds realy sweet. Can't wait to read it!

Alea said...

I'm very confused as to what this is about but I guess that's a good thing, shouldn't go into it knowing much? Anyhow, if you say it's GOOD- I believe you and would like to enter!

cata ananias said...

Please enter me! I'd love to read this book :)
thanks a lot :)

cata2404@gmail.com

AC said...

this sounds totally cool. I want it! acvollers AT gmail DOT com

Alicia said...

Oh, this book is on my wishlist! Please enter me :)

adw7984 at gmail dot com

Thao said...

This book sounds cool, it makes me so curious now.

I linked this contest here:
http://ibakelives.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-giveaway-update.html

Laura Howard said...

OK, so today's my birthday, do I get extra Points??

howardgirls2003@charter.net

towerofbooks said...

I'd like to enter!

koalatees(at)gmail.com

Laina said...

Ooh, I want this one, too.

I have a link here http://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blogspot.com/2008/12/contest.html and one in my sidebar.

[My birthday was last Saturday. ;)]

Charlotte said...

I would love to read this!

Cecilia Galante said...

Hey Steph!
I got your invitation to join the Girls Group this week and I would love to!! Have you had a chance to read the copy of Patron Saint of Butterflies that I sent you yet?
Let me know!
Thanks - Cecilia Galante

sweetmelissa818 said...

I love the cover! It sounds like a good book!

B said...

I loved Such a Pretty Girl! Such a great read. I posted about girl week on my blog here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog

Alessandra said...

I'd love to win this! I mentioned Girl's Week on my blog here: http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2008/12/girls-week-at-reviewer-x.html

Amee said...

I love all these contests! Enter me please. :)

Rylie said...

This book sounds really great -- enter me, please!

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

Khy said...

There are so many contests going on. I LOVE IT.

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

Hannah said...

please enter me!!! hgpuppy@hotmail.com

Yan said...

Oh it's so pretty~

ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

Megan said...

I've heard lots of good things about this book. I'd love to be entered.

http://meganetcetera.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-favorite-book-and-acknowledgements.html#comments

sammyjones57 said...

Please enter me!

sammyjones57@hotmail.com

Linked it here:

http://sammyjones57.livejournal.com/7862.html

Lauren said...

Please, enter me. :) I have been wanting to read this book for forever.

I blogged about Girl Week here http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2008/12/contests-links.html. Also, I have a link to this on my contest sidebar.

Caroline said...

Ooh, I love Melina Marchetta!
Looking For Alibrandi and Saving Franchesca are among the maybe ten or twelve really great YA books at my terrible library.

Diana Dang said...

Hm, that's an interesting storyline. Please enter me.

Sarahbear9789 said...

This book is amazing.

Vanessa (whatvanessareads.wordpress.com) said...

Looks good!

1. whatvanessareads (at) gmail.com

2. Blogged about Girl Week: http://whatvanessareads.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/girl-week-over-at-reviewer-xs-place/
3. Blogged about this contest: http://whatvanessareads.wordpress.com/contests-click-here-to-win-stuff/

Thanks for this opportunity!

Chelsie said...
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Chelsie said...

*deleted previous comment because I forgot my email in it*

I have always heard that Melina Marchetta is amazing... so now I need to try to read one of her books just to see :)

Chelsie
bookluverreviews@hotmail.com

Callista said...

I'd like to be entered please.
callista83 AT cogeco DOT ca

danie88 said...

please enter me in the contest!

datwater88(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I'm totally in love with Melina Marchetta, and I can't believe I still haven't read this. I force Saving Francesca on an awful lot of teenagers. An awful lot.

Alyce said...

I would love to be entered to win this book!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

I blogged about the week's events here:
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/weekly-giveaway-roundup_17.html

ellie_enchanted said...

Sounds excellent! Enter me, please.

katayoun said...

oh my you've got fabulous contests and it just seems that i am entering all and hoping to win them all too, i love marchetta and this book is on my wishlist. ahhhh now i don't know which one to wish for !! :)

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I've posted about the post and Girl Week here:
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=389187139&blogID=457553591

~bella aire~

not_so_cg[at]yahoo[dot]com

Liviania said...

I adore Melina Marchetta. So, so happy my librarian introduced me to her books.

Becky said...

I'd love to be entered.

Becky
laney_poATyahoo.com

ddurance said...

Ooh, a mystery. Me likey!

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Simply_Megan said...

Posted about Girl Week:
http://wwwsimplymegan.blogspot.com/2008/12/girl-week.html

Link to contest: http://wwwsimplymegan.blogspot.com/2008/11/monthly-contests-november.html

swimmer1430@aim.com

traymona said...

This sounds really intriguing. I'm in to win.
traymona[at]aol.com

Lalaland said...

Enter me please.

ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'd love to read this. Heard good things about the author and this novel.
Wrote about Girl Week here too:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/12/win-it-wednesday.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Leslie said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. Please enter my name in the contest.

adelina said...

This book sounds AWESOME!

linaramz AT yahoo DOT com

Paradox said...

I can't wait for Finnikin of the Rock!!! But at least Jellicoe Road is out in the USA.

I posted about Girl Week and this post on my blog (same post): http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/2008/12/official-contest-list.html

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Ellie said...

This sounds GREAT!
Please enter me!
Posted/linked here:
http://52booksand52weeks.blogspot.com/2008/12/52-books-and-52-weeks.html

anotherpageisused said...

please enter me!

Lexi <3
anotherpageisused.blogspot.com

screamochick_94@hotmail.com

windycindy said...

Hello, I enjoy reading books that deal with family/
women's relationships. I would like to read about this girl's life. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amber said...

Please enter me - this book sounds amazing! I would love to read it :) Thank you for the giveaway.

hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

What a Girl Reads said...

Yeah! I want to read this one!

Sara
sosarora_11@hotmail.com

Carol(ina) said...

I haven't read anything by this author so it would be cool if I won this book. :) I'll link it to my blog! :)

Alivia L. said...

I can't get enough of these contests!


livey12@excite.com


-Alivia

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