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On the Jellicoe Road

On the Jellicoe Road Description:

i I m dreaming of the boy in the tree I tell him stories About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney I tell him about the war between us for territory And I tell him about Hannah who lives in the unfinished house by the river Hannah who is too young to be hiding away from the world Hannah who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago i br br Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs the enigmatic leader of the cadets and someone she thought she would never see again br br And now Hannah the person Taylor had come to rely on has disappeared Taylor s only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago She needs to find out more but this means confronting her own story making sense of her strange recurring dream and finding her mother who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road br br The moving joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best selling multi award winning author of i Looking for Alibrandi i and i Saving Francesca i

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) Description:

Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian Sir Topher have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin a young woman with an incredible claim the heir to the throne of Lumatere Prince Balthazar is alive br br Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir As they journey together Finnikin is affected by her arrogance and her hope He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend Prince Balthazar again And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside He even believes he will find his imprisoned father br br But Evanjalin is not what she seems And the truth will test not only Finnikin s faith in her but in himself

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Saving Francesca

Saving Francesca Description:

i There is an alternate cover edition for this ISBN a href https www goodreads com book show saving francesca rel nofollow here a i br br Francesca is stuck at St Sebastian s a boys school that pretends it s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom Her only female companions are an ultra feminist a rumored slut and an impossibly dorky accordion player The boys are no better from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will the perpetually frowning smug moron that Francesca can t seem to stop thinking about br br Then there s Francesca s mother who always thinks she knows what s best for Francesca until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression leaving Francesca lost alone and without an inkling of who she really is Simultaneously humorous poignant and impossible to put down this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family her social life and hardest of all herself br br A compelling story of romance family and friendship with humor and heart perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Lauren Myracle

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Looking for Alibrandi

Looking for Alibrandi Description:

For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember it s just been her her mom and her grandmother Now it s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school The nuns couldn t be any stricter but that doesn t seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life br br Caught between the old world values of her Italian grandmother the nononsense wisdom of her mom and the boys who continue to mystify her Josephine is on the ride of her life This will be the year she falls in love the year she discovers the secrets of her family s past and the year she sets herself free br br Told with unmatched depth and humor this novel which swept the pool of Australian literary awards and became a major motion picture is one to laugh through and cry with to cherish and remember

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) Description:

i b Blood sings to blood Froi br Those born last will make the first br For Charyn will be barren no more b i br br Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted Froi has found his home Or so he believes br br Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family and has learned to control his quick temper But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn nothing could have prepared him for what he finds Here he encounters a damaged people who are not who they seem and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half mad Princess br br And in this barren and mysterious place he will discover that there is a song sleeping in his blood and though Froi would rather not the time has come to listen br br Gripping and intense complex and richly imagined i Froi of the Exiles i is a dazzling sequel to i Finnikin of the Rock i from the internationally best selling and multi award winning author of i Looking for Alibrandi i i Saving Francesca i i On the Jellicoe Road i and i The Piper s Son i

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3) Description:

i There s a babe in my belly that whispers the valley Froi I follow the whispers and come to the road i br br Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana the mother of Charyn s unborn king and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict When the forces marshalled in Charyn s war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land including Lumatere only Froi can set things right with the help of those he loves

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Piper's Son

The Piper's Son Description:

The award winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw compelling novel about a family s hard won healing on the other side of trauma br br Award winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca but five years have passed and now it s Thomas Mackee who needs saving After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city Tom watched his family implode He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered including the girl he can t forget Shooting for oblivion he s hit rock bottom forced to live with his single pregnant aunt work at the Union pub with his former friends and reckon with his grieving alcoholic father Tom s in no shape to mend what s broken But what if no one else is either An unflinching look at family forgiveness and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship The Piper s Son redefines what it means to go home again

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil Description:

When Bish Ortley a suspended cop receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed he rushes to her side A suspect has already been singled out a year old girl who has since disappeared from the scene br br The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London s most notorious families Thirteen years earlier her grandfather set off a suicide bomb in a grocery store a bomb her mother confessed to building Has the girl decided to follow in their footsteps br br To find her Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family including her infamous mother now serving a life sentence in prison but as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore br br A gripping fusion of literary suspense and family drama i Tell the Truth Shame the Devil i is a fast paced puzzle of a novel that will keep readers feverishly turning pages

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Looking for Alibrandi: Screenplay of a Film

Looking for Alibrandi: Screenplay of a Film Description:

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Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Ferragost (Lumatere Chronicles, #2.5)

Ferragost (Lumatere Chronicles, #2.5) Description:

A short story featured in a href http reviewofaustralianfiction com issues volume issue rel nofollow Review of Australian Fiction a br br Lady Celie of the Lumateran Flatlands is visiting the Belegonian spring castle on the isle of Ferragost Cut off from the rest of Belegonia by poor weather she is confined to the island with four others including the mysterious castellan of the castle When the body of one of the guests is discovered on the rocks outside the east tower Celie is not only considered a suspect but finds herself embroiled in events that are entwined with her own kingdom s cursed history as well as the future of the entire land of Skuldenore

Rating: 3.37 out of 5