Tomorrow: When the War Began

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Tomorrow when the war began
by John Marsden

Christine Hermansson
English 6
Autumn 2012

On the Author:
John Marsden, born 1950, Australian author. At age 28, after working several jobs, Marsden began a teaching course. Whilst working as a teacher, Marsden began writing for children, and in 1987 with a diary novel So Much to Tell You, about a girl who stops talking after being the victim of a disaster. After his debut, followed several similar stories, often written in letter or diary form, about troubled youth. Since then, he has written or edited over 40 books and has sold over 5 million books throughout the world.

Marsden portrays violence and evil without euphemisms. Best known, he has become the adventure series that begins with Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993), about a group of Australian teenagers who are forced to form a guerrilla group to survive since their country has been invaded by an alien power. The seven books in the suite raises questions as how to handle that life turns into a nightmare and how to maintain their humanity when forced to kill to survive. In a follow-up trilogy, which began with the While I Live (2003), portrayed Ellie, a young, future destinies.

In 2006, Marsden started an alternative school, Candlebark School in the Macedon Ranges, in which he is the school principal. Marsden has since reduced his writing to focus on teaching and running the school. He is also the patron of youth media organisation Express Media. Marsden has had his books translated into ten languages including Swedish, Norwegian, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

My Reasons for Reading this Book:
I saw this movie about a year ago and I really liked it, so when I found this in the library I just had to read it. I wanted to know if there is a lot difference between the book and the movie, and I can't wait to read the rest of these books. There are six others that continues this story.

The reason I...
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