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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 2017-01-08 14:05
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Maus, Vol. 2: And Here My Troubles Began - Art Spiegelman

I just finished this for my book club that's meeting tonight. I found the second volume more emotionally demanding than the first. It was a little more real. Can't wait to see what other's thought.

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review 2016-10-09 22:27
Witch is When It All Began
Witch Is When It All Began - Adele Abbott

This was a fun, quirky book that didn't take itself too seriously. Light, fluffy was what I was in the mood for and I got that with this. I liked Jill and her sarcasm. The mystery could have been fleshed out more. Whole chapters go by and with no mention of the mystery. Then, Jill has a moment towards the end and BOOM! Solved. Just. Like. That. That's why this isn't a straight up 4 for me. Great main character- check. Fun secondary characters- check and check. I think me favorite was Winky.

I am using this for the witches square.

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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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