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Tomorrow, when the war began
John Marsden
Teen Fiction MARSDEN

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Scholastic will reissue the first two volumes in John Marsden's the Tomorrow series-Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Dead of Night-this month, and will feature them in its on-line summer-reading campaign (see Children's Bookshelf, June 8). One additional title will appear every other month. PW called the story of some Australian friends who return from a camping trip to discover that enemy forces have invaded the country and imprisoned everyone in town "a gripping tale." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Ellie and her friends were off camping in the bush when their town was invaded by a foreign military and their families taken prisoner. Now they must decide-surrender or fight for their country's freedom. Thus begins a seven-book series that has sold over five million copies worldwide. Listen Up: Ellie, the series' narrator, is tougher than the Terminator's Sarah Connor and still a bit of an idiot about boys. Dougherty's Australian accent is addictive, a whiskey-rasp that strikes a perfect balance between innocence and war-weary experience.-Angelina Benedetti, King Cty. Lib. Syst., WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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House burned down; family is imprisioned; stays with her friends to survive her country being occupied by a foreign military force.



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