Burning for Revenge
This story is about a group of teenagers who are battle hardened by an invasion war against Australia and are continuing to face an unnamed enemy in the hopes that they may soon be reunited with their families back in New Zealand. Ellie and her team of ragtag guerrilla teenagers are hiding out in their hometown of Wirrawee trying to get an advantage over the enemy which is a step in the direction of getting to see their families again. One of them ... Checkers (Thriller/Action)
Teenage girl gets caught up in her fathers struggle for money and power - a great book with political undertones. Watch out for the ending - it will leave you breathless!... Checkers (Literature)
There is the main character in the book who is female, she remains nameless throughout the book. She lives in the Mental hospital after her family is continually pestered by the media because her father is the member of a group that continues to deny any input to the fraud that they have commited. This name-less girl is living in the mental hospital, she refuses to talk to the psycological counsellor in "group". She would probably go home if she had anyw... Letters From The Inside
Tracey is in jail,. She puts an advertisement in a magazine seeking a penfriend and Mandy replies. Mandy is a clean cut suburban girl on the verge of adulthood and initally believes that she and Tracey are similar. She uncovers some inconsistancies in the letters though and realises Tracey is in trouble. Tracey confides that she is in a youth detention centre for a crime she does not disclose and Tracey thinks Mandy's life is perfect. She too has be...
Out of Time
Postmodernism for children seems a big step. That is what John Marsden has attempted in this book. This is a story of a boy called James. James has a friend, an elderly scientist who is finalising an experiment in time travel. When he dies James takes his machine and uses it. Some of the stories in this book seem pointless and fruitless having no satisfactory conclusion. There is a story of a young boy homeless in Mexico who may be an American sur... So Much to Tell You
This story is about a girl that struggles with her inner traumas and finds help through her friend and teacher to face her life and her family as estranged it may be to finally reconcile with her father who is in prison. Marina is the unintended victim of a vial of acid that was thrown by her father and now she has a scarred face. The format of the story is in a diary because she would rather that than talk to anybody. She did not talk to anyone during... The Dead of the Night
Ellie has gotten used to the situation of being the leader of the group of guerrilla teenagers against the unknown invaders of her country and she must make decisions that are in their best interests against possible traps while navigating a growing relationship with one of the members. Ellie is a bit depressed after everything that has happened including the invasion and the wounds incurred as well as the separation from Corrie and Kevin, but she has... Tomorrow When the War Began - Tomorrow 1
A group of teens go camping and when they come back their town and country has been invaded by unknown foreign forces. This will be, as war always is, a turning point in their lives. Because it leads them not only to face the danger in living as hunted people in their own country but also to make the decision to fight it.
In this whole process they learn about themselves and each other, they learn lessons of life that some people never learn and they... Tomorrow, When the War Began
This story is about a group of children who camped out during a national holiday only to find that their home was invaded by enemy soldiers on their way back and now they have to navigate their way through the new world and employ every method of survival they know to either run or fight. Ellie and her best friend Corrie decide to skip the commemoration activities of that year for a camping trip and gives invitations to a specific group of friends to j...