Old School Wednesdays

Old School Wednesdays Readalong: May Poll Results

Old School Wednesdays Final

The results for our May Old School Wednesdays Readalong are in! After 135 votes, the book we will be reading is:

On the Jellicoe Road

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.

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.

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.

The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca

May Readalong:

The readalong will happen on May 27, when we will post our joint review of the book and open the floor for discussion and linkage to your posts/reviews.

More awesome news – this book is widely available! We’ve included links below for your purchasing pleasure:

Amazon US* /
kindle US*
Amazon UK* /
kindle UK*
Barnes & Noble* / nook*
Abe Books
Paperback Swap
Book Depository

*Please note that we receive affiliate income from any books purchased in these starred stores

Hopefully you will be able to secure a copy by purchasing one online, or – fingers crossed! – through borrowing at your local library. Please let us know if you want to take part on the readalong but are having difficulties finding a copy and we will try our best to offer alternatives!

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  • Ana @ things mean a lot
    April 30, 2014 at 3:44 am


  • Stuti
    April 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

    YESSSSS! I’ve been wanting to re-read the book for a looong time. I’m confused though, are you posting the review when you start the readalong?

  • Chachic
    May 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Woohoo! Looking forward to hearing what you girls think of Jellicoe Road, it’s one my favorite YA contemps.

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