Jellicoe Road
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Publication Date: 2010. Check Availability

Abandoned by her mother years ago on the Jellicoe Road, Taylor is now a senior and leader of the boarders at her school for wards of the state. Leading her classmates in a clash against the townies—the regular high school students—and the cadets—the local military school—she runs into Jonah, the boy she thought she'd never see again. Meanwhile, her sort-of foster mother Hannah has disappeared, leaving behind a manuscript about five kids that seems to be connected to the mystery of Taylor's mother. This Printz Award-winning young adult novel is a lyrical tale of self-discovery, loss, and forgiveness that will draw you in immediately. (Kristi)