Author: John Marsden
Published: Sydney : Macmillan, 2003
Series: Book 1, The Ellie Chronicles
Snippet: 'I think that was one of the effects the murders had on me.'
Summary: For Ellie Linton, being back on the farm with her parents is what makes the terrible things that happened during the war -- the things she, Homer, Lee, Fi, and the others had to do -- all worthwhile. It's where she belongs.
But the war won't let her go. A devastating tragedy has shattered any hope she ever had to reclaim her life, or herself. It's a new kind of fight. And the enemy isn't always from the other side of the border.
Review: When I read the Tomorrow series by John Marsden I really loved them. Then when I found out there was a series set after the Tomorrow series I was very excited because I did like this series. So when I finally read the first one I thought it was alright.
One thing I didn't think was so great was that none of my favourite characters except for Ellie were in it but there's a good reason for that.
While I did find it really interesting and I thought it was great how the book got straight into the action I did find it a bit dry in places and there was one part of the story where Ellie was thinking about her parents that I found a bit odd.
However, I loved how it talked about the aftereffects of the war.
This is a trilogy so I'll definitely be picking up the next two books in the series because I'm curious as to what can happen in those two.