Synopses & Reviews
World War III becomes an unstoppable reality in the action-packed first installment of the Tomorrow series--an international bestseller in an eye-catching new paperback.
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.
"A gripping tale, told with Marsden's customary incisiveness." Publishers Weekly
"A riveting adventure through which Marsden explores the capacity for evil and the necessity of working together to oppose it." Horn Book (Starred Review)
"Marsden has crafted a survival story that no reader will be able to put down unfinished." Children's Literature
"[A] coming-of-age adventure a story [readers] won't forget. Fast-paced and provocative..." School Library Journal
"[T]his suspenseful adventure story has something for everyone..." Booklist
When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight. This reveting, tautly-drawn novel seems at times to be only a step away from today's headlines.
When Ellie and her friends go camping for a week, they return home to find their country has been invaded. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender or they can fight.
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 cultlike following worldwide. The popular Tomorrow series has been translated into seven languages and has sold over one million copies in Australia alone.