Tomorrow When the War Began

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Typical teenagers today are expected to learn the vital skills they need to survive in the world. John Marsden's thrilling novel, Tomorrow, When the War Began explores the vital skills a group of typical rural teenagers need to learn when they become involved in war. They learn to make decisions and plot rebellions they may have never had to face. They fight a battle not only against the enemy but to survive amongst each other. Homer Yannos, a once wild, crazy teenager is the most obviously changed character of them all. He develops into a cunning, brave leader who never ceases to amaze the other characters, especially Ellie, with his sudden change of attitude and how in touch he becomes with his emotions even the love he begins to feel for other characters. Homer was a generally a big, immature pain previous to the war, for fun, he would pull pranks on innocent bystanders and stir up girls up at school so they would call him names like "sexist". Homer is portrayed as big, dark, about seventeen and Greek. In school he was a laid back character, he joked about his Greek heritage, one game he invented at school he called "Greek Roulette" where he and his friends would go around the school running into windows with their heads John Marsden�s Tomorrow when the war began is a gripping work of fiction. The book deals with various themes, issues and attitudes that are present in our society throughout the medium of the novel, we learn that war is not only stupid but it is devastating for those who are involved. The issues in John Marsden's masterpiece were very dramatic. Marsden's masterpiece is about a small country town in the Eastern States of Australia, which gets invaded by a foreign force and starts ruling parts of Australia. This foreign force wants to take over Australia because of the wide open space which Australia has an their Country doesn�t. They want to bring people from their country and give them a home each and manage a farm and have the Australians...
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