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Title Tomorrow when the war began Author John Marsden Publisher MacMillian Publishers First Printed in 1993 Available from Most book shops and Librarys Ellie has a story to be told about her and her six friends Homer Fiona Lee Robyn Corrie and Kevin In the beginning Ellie and her close friends are camping in the outback of Australia affectionately known as Hell Things take a turn for the worst when upon arriving home Ellies house is deserted Her fears are realized when she finds the working dogs dead still chained to their kennels and the power and phone cut off Seeing the situation at her house Ellie suggests they go to Homers house down the road On finding that house deserted some hard truths have to be confronted and plans have to be made After taking a look around town and finding out through other sources such as Corries radio it soon becomes clear that their little town of Wirawee has been one of the first towns to be captured to the forces of an overseas army After much tough decision making the group return to plan their next move and recuperate in the safety of Hell In the relative peace of Hell the eight teenage guerrillas decide they should attempt to wage a hit-and-run guerrilla war against the invaders who have made Wirawee a strategic base They devise a bold plan to blow up a vital supply bridge by driving a petrol tanker underneath it and blowing it up They succeed in their plan thanks to their resourcefulness and their intimate knowledge of the town Upon regrouping they discover that Corrie has been shot and this is the least of their troubles Hell isnt only a place for the damned sometimes its a place where the saved take refuge Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding Theyre shocked theyre frightened theyre alone Their world has changed with the
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