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Tomorrow #04: Darkness Be My Friendby John Marsden
Synopses & Reviews
Ellie and her friends had been rescued. Airlifted out of their own country to the safe haven of New Zealand, they'd arrived burnt and injured and shocked, with broken bones, and scars inside and out. They did not want to go back. But five months later the war is not over, the nightmares continue, and there are two compelling reasons for them to return: a planned sabotage of the air base in Wirrawee and, most important, the families they left behind. In this most recent episode of the tale begun in Tomorrow, When the War Began and continued in The Dead of Night and A Killing Frost, John Marsden takes us back to Hell, the outpost for a group of teens in a war-ravaged country. "Fans of this powerful series will not look forward to an early armistice." (The Bulletin)
"Consistently intriguing and only occasionally gruesome...enough surprises to keep readers turning the pages." Booklist
"Fans of this powerful series will not look forward to an early armistice." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This fourth book...contains as much riveting suspense and cliffhanger chapter endings as the first three. A highly unlikely opening and premise is, ironically, followed by a string of events that are more realistic than those in previous books." Horn Book
"Marsden's style is as surefooted as his independent band of teens." School Library Journal
The battle continues as five ordinary kids must journey back into the heart of an epic conflict.
Five months into World War III, Ellie and her four remaining friends have barely escaped the Australian town of Wirrawee with their lives and their sanity intact.
But as the next step becomes clear, they realize they must once again sacrifice their hard-won comfort and safety. A group of soldiers has recruited the kids to guide the way to the Wirrawee air base.
What could possibly motivate Ellie and her friends to return? This risky sabotage mission may be their only hope of rescuing their families, too.
About the Author
John Marsden is one of Australia's best-known writers for young adults. His work has received critical acclaim and has earned a cult-like following worldwide. The popular Tomorrow series has been translated into seven languages and has sold over one million copies in Australia alone.
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