Tomorrow When the War Began has been recommended by different bloggers, especially the Aussies! I loved it. A very fast moving plot with likable characters.
Ellie and her friends go on a week-long camping trip into a secluded area called Hell. The area is difficult to access, but once they get there they feel removed from the world. As it turns out, they are, indeed, removed from the world as they know it. On their return home, they find one house after another deserted, empty of family, no notes or explanations, and the animals dead or dying of thirst and neglect.
During their absence, their country has been invaded and their loved ones incarcerated. The teens must work together to survive and discover how to deal with the invaders. Surrender? Fight? They investigate, gather supplies, make plans. Gradually, they realize that the world they've known will never be the same.
Leaders, sometimes unexpected, emerge as the teens prepare for what they now realize will be a long siege. Mistakes are made, but they learn to work together and trust the individual strengths of their fellows. Lots of action and suspense!
I really enjoyed this novel and will be continuing with the series!
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Fiction. Adventure/Suspense. 1993, Australia. 2006. 276 pages.