Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
(The Tomorrow Series #1)

75%

6 Critic Reviews

This book has likely spawned a new obsession for me.
-Examiner

Synopsis

When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong -- their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight. This reveting, tautly-drawn novel seems at times to be only a step away from today's headlines.
 

About John Marsden

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John Marsden accidentally put himself through the perfect training to become a novelist. He read vast numbers of books, acquired a love of language, and became insatiably curious about other people. He also had a variety of jobs, 32 at the last count, including working in abattoirs, hospitals, morgues and a haunted house. In 1985, rather to his own surprise, he found himself teaching English in the Australian bush, at Timbertop School. Noticing a complete lack of interest in reading among his Year 9 students he tried his hand at writing a short novel that he thought they might enjoy. The rest is history. John Marsden, author of the Tomorrow series and Ellie Chronicles, is now the world's most successful author of teenage fiction. He has sold a million and a half books worldwide, and has won awards in Europe, America and Australia. His first love however is still teaching, and he spends most of his time running writing camps at his property, near Hanging Rock, Victoria.
 
Published March 27, 1995 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 293 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Horror, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Tomorrow, When the War Began
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Examiner

Good
on Jan 24 2011

This book has likely spawned a new obsession for me.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
on Apr 10 2011

There’s seven books in this series plus another connected series as well and if they maintain anywhere near this level of quality that’s my reading for several months sorted out! Very high recommendation.

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SF Site

Good

So, I don't care if you're a teenager or a middle-aged businessman, these books transcends age barriers.

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SF Crow's Nest

Below average
on Aug 27 2012

This book is aimed at the young adult market and probably more so at those who’ve seen the film rather than reviewers who have to make sense from the written word.

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Geek Speak

Good

This series is extraordinary, full of action, drama, suspense, self-sacrifice, and above all, love.

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The Overflowing Library

Above average
on Apr 15 2011

All in all a good read which is thought provoking and intelligently written.

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