Wednesday, 4 April 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Jonah Griggs

Jonah Mother Effing Griggs. What can I say? He's arguably Melina Marchetta's most popular hero. A teenage army cadet and leader of one "gang" in On the Jellicoe Road, he's tough and at times brutal, but he's also incredibly brave, caring and passionate. I pictured him as Liam Hemsworth.

Swoon-worthy Quotes

How does Jonah Griggs get to be a ten? He sits on a train with me when we’re fourteen and he weeps, tearing at his hair, bashing his head with the palm of his hand, self-hatred pouring from him like blood from a gut wound in a war movie, and for the first time in my whole life I have a purpose.I am the holder of the grief and pain and guilt and passion of Jonah Griggs and as we sit huddled on the floor of the carriage, he allows me to hold him, to say ‘Shh, Jonah, it wasn’t your fault.’ While his body still shakes from the convulsions, he takes hold of my hand and links my fingers with his and I feel someone else’s pain for the first time I can remember.

When I turn around, he cups my face in his hands and he kisses me so deeply that I don’t know who is breathing for who, but his mouth and tongue taste like warm honey. I don’t know how long it lasts, but when I let go of him, I miss it already."

'If you weren’t driving, I’d kiss you senseless.' I tell him
He swerves to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly.
'Not driving anymore.
'”

“I don't want to let go, because tonight I'm not looking for anything more than being part of him. Because being part of him isn't just anything. It's kind of everything.”

My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader.

19 comments:

  1. Sounds SO hot. And you used Liam. *swoon*

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  2. Jonah Griggs!!!!!!! That scene where he orders Taylor's breakfast for her, and he know exactly what she wants. He was so sweet and thoughtful, even when she's being kind of stubborn and won't talk. GAH! That totally did me in.

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    1. Aw forgot about that! So sweet

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  3. Oh, and then when he tells her there is no one else of me.... *dies*

    I need to re-read that book!

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  4. I still have to read this book, but it is actually on my assigned reading list for YA literature so sooner rather than later! Can't wait! Liam is super hot and I will now envision him while reading. Great choice!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-book-boyfriend-32-vane.html

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  5. Yummm...I love Jonah and when everyone else falls for him it just makes me so happy and bubbly inside. I want the world to know the greatness that is Jonah Griggs and Melina Marchetta.

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  6. Great pick with Liam, if I can picture him. I'm sure I'll read this book!

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  7. What a brilliant choice for Jonah, I can totally picture Liam as Jonah:)

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  8. Awwwwwww this was so cute!! "Because being part of him isn't just anything. It's kind of everything." - One of the best quotes EVER!! :) :) <3 <3

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  9. So, I need to read Jellicoe Road and I have a confession to make, I never really thought Liam Hemsworth was that cute, it may have to with him dating Miley. Anyways... I did watch him on an interview the other day and was thinking "huh, not bad.." then I saw him in person yesterday and decided that he was indeed a goodlooking guy...

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    1. Yeah the whole Miley thing kinda drags him down (not a fan of her). You saw him IN PERSON?! Some girls have all the luck ;)

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  10. Have you watched The Elephant Princess? I liked him in THE LAST SONG. I see he's in THE HUNGER GAMES as well.

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    1. Is that a TV show? I think I have, but I don't think I saw Liam in it. I've only seen a couple of eps, if it's what I'm thinking of. I didn't mind him in The Last Song but I didn't like the movie. He was OK in THG, not in it much though!

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  11. An army cadet, Jonah sounds great. I haven't read this book yet but I'll add it to my TBR :)

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    1. You must, it's one of my faves!

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  12. Oh wow - I LOVE your pick! I haven't read this one yet, but I totally am now! Great pictures and quotes - Thank you for sharing him! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-book-boyfriend-4-peregrine-to-z.html

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  13. “'If you weren’t driving, I’d kiss you senseless.' I tell him
    He swerves to the side of the road and stops the car abruptly.
    'Not driving anymore.'”

    OMG. All my words seem to have deserted me. <3

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