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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Marsden, John (Paperback - 2006)
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Tomorrow, When the War Began
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When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.
Authors: Marsden, John, 1950-
Title: Tomorrow, when the war began
Published: New York : Point, 2006, c1993.
Edition: First Point pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780439829106
0439829100
Branch Call Number: YA MAR
Statement of Responsibility: John Marsden
Subject Headings: Australia Juvenile fiction. War Juvenile fiction. Survival Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: War stories.
Topical Term: War
Survival
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Oct 03, 2013
  • Lotte_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book with an original story line, however not as good as the movie

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I did like the setup and the authentic teen voices, but I felt that there was too much "tell" at times -- when Ellie waxes philosophical about how "humans invented hell and evil," I want to skip ahead to get to the parts where they blow up bridges. It's so pompous! While Ellie and the gang's emotional and strategic responses are quite believable and well-rendered, this book is not as exciting as one might expect given the premise. The characters seem to spend most of their time thinking "deep thoughts" being confused/attracted to each other, and hanging out appreciating nature. When they get into tense situations, I as a reader don't feel their fear -- maybe it's the pacing? or a sense of emotional distance in the writing?

Jul 08, 2013
  • katie0808 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love love love this book! It is the best book I have ever read and I cant wait to read them all!

Jun 05, 2013
  • EllaSofiaBergkessel12 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great book! I love it more than the movie!

Mar 24, 2013
  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Amazing!! I LOVED it, a must read!!!!

Sep 28, 2012
  • KaitTee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i LOVE this book so much. its my favrouite book now and i cant wait to read the rest!!!

Jun 11, 2012
  • MrFuzzybear rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is good, but I felt as if the book didn't exactly pull e in. it isn't the book I would normally read. It is OK but it seamed the story a bit unreal.

Jun 09, 2012
  • OLIVER DUNN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this series. Lots of action and warfare

Jan 09, 2012
  • EmmaJayne111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tomorrow when the war began is a great book and the start of a great series. You cannot put it down. John Marsden is a genius. I highly recommend it.

Dec 02, 2011
  • Laurence Williams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book for teenagers, it includes love, war, tyranny and hope. Set in Australia...

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Mar 24, 2013
  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 11, 2012
  • MrFuzzybear rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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May 09, 2012
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  • EmmaJayne111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 28, 2011
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Apr 11, 2011
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Sep 07, 2010
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Apr 06, 2012
  • tashi13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ellie leads a normal mundane life in the country but when her friends and her decided to go on a big camping trip to a far off valley know as Hell her life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. When the teens arrive back home they discover that invaders have come and captured all their loved ones. They are one of the few groups of people who have not been captured. With their life in tatters they know what they must do - grab supplies and go and live in Hell. As the teens discover more about themselves then they want to know, ponder their own morals, fight against the invaders and even fall in love John Marsden takes us on a not-so-happily-ever- after journey through the eyes of a young adult.

Apr 11, 2011
  • Olivia97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tomorrow when the war began is a novel written by John Marsden about seven Australian teenagers, who camp out in the bush for a weekend holiday. They return home to Wirrawee to discover all of their parents missing. Australia has been taken over and they have to fight back. Tomorrow when the war began tells their story of fighting for Australia, but will these teenagers be able to survive fighting against highly trained invaders? or will their attempts to save Australia go disasterously wrong?

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Apr 06, 2012
  • tashi13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Quite a few references to sex and scences were people make-out/pash.

Apr 06, 2012
  • tashi13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: It is a book about war so a bit of violence is to be expected. Nothing to bad or bloody, mostly gun shots.

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