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review 2017-11-21 08:00
Tomorrow, When The War Began
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden

There is an edition which includes the first four books of the Tomorrow Series. I first saw the book in 2006 and after that I've been willing to read the book. Unfortunately, I never bought the book, because I thought it was a bit too expensive for a series I completely didn't know yet.

A few weeks ago I went to my library and there it was (I had never seen it there before). Needless to say, I took it home and read it (during my final exams, which was not the best idea I ever had).

The story is about a bunch of teenagers, who happen to be camping while a war breaks out in Australia. Therefore they aren't put together in some sort of camp, but are still free. They become guerrillas in order to free their country...

I read it and I loved it. I liked the way it was written, liked the story. I couldn't put the book aside. For me, it is a 5 star rating, and I immediately started to read the second book of this series.

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text 2016-09-25 21:07
Audiobook listen!
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden

I started listening to this after I finished my relisten of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I have a friend who recommended it to me ages ago!

 

Wow! It is really riveting. I'm not quite to the halfway point, but I'm totally engaged. I'm trying to decide if I am going to listen to them all, or if I want them for my personal library in paperback. They are available used on amazon & I think my son would like them if I could get him to give them a try!

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review 2016-06-02 00:45
Tomorrow, When the War Began Book Review
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden

"Loyalty, courage, goodness. I wonder if they're human inventions too, or if they just are."

This is my third or fourth time re-reading this book. Though, its been many years. And I love it just as much as I did the first time around. Its ultimately a story about courage and friendship. And I adore each of the characters, especially the protagonists' voice. 

 

Ellie and her friends decide to camp in hell. Way deep in the canyons near their home. A weekend with their school friends sounds perfect. Esepecially since boys are going with them. But when they return. Everything changes. Ellie, Corrie, Homer, Lee, Robyn and Fi arrive home to find everyone gone and the dogs dead. Their country is at war and they have to decide if they want to make a difference or not. 

 

Homer was always my favorite character. The goofball that no one takes seriously but becomes one of the most loyal and reliable characters. Ellie does get a bit obnoxious but the story wouldn't be the same without her. 

 

It's a book with a lot of passion that makes for great quotes like the one I used above. Just so much love for this book, I'm looking forward to read the rest of the series. 

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review 2015-10-05 17:02
amazing
Tomorrow When the War Began Series - John Marsden 7 Book Set - John Marsden

I loved this series I was hooked and couldn't staring. "These books man I want to get with them and take their picture!"Sir Mix-A-Lot. But seriously this was an amazing series. Would read again, and again, and again, and again. I think you get the idea. This series gets you from the first book and leaves you wanting more. I would recommend.

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text 2015-09-24 14:56
The Movie
Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden

I was a pretty big fan when this movie first came out and couldn't understand why no one else seem to appreciate it. Tonight i watched it again and clearly understood. Australia i love you but you have some shitty actors, lol. << this i have always known, except for a few special people aussies' are not known for their acting skills, we tend to over dramatise it, plus the accent can be cringe-worthy. But even with all that held against it i still managed to tear up during the movie and now i realise why i loved it so much in the first place - it transfer's me back into the emotion when i was reading the books, in the movie you can't understand how difficult it was for Robin to pick up that gun and kill people, but in the books we get that loud and clear, that she had to not only sacrifice a big part of her belief, self values and morals but also a part of her soul to save her friends - i know how far she's willing to go for them as well (it is heartbreaking) and with Corrie, i know that she doesnt survive that gun shot, that her friends will never see her again, but the movie can't express all this, can't express the emotions the book beats you with until you can't handle anymore.
But what it does is a rather fantastic job of putting me back into that frame of mind, to help me remember how i felt while reading, and thats its own kind of special. Still while i adore the actors, i kind of wish they had chosen better quality ones, so everyone who didnt read the books can realise how spectacular this story truly is.

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