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The Night is For Hunting (Tomorrow #6)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  8,756 ratings  ·  182 reviews
Amidst a brutal war with no end in sight, Ellie and her four remaining friends discover that their hidden refuge becomes a crowded place when they decide to care for an uncooperative crew of orphans. Things only get worse when Ellie and Homer learn that mysterious visitors have discovered their sanctuary. Has the enemy found them out? Five ordinary teens brave the worst in...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published 1998 by Pan Macmillan Australia
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Jessica
Okay, I LOVE the Tomorrow series, but this one is undoubtedly the nadir. In this book, no lie, the teens stumble upon a pack of feral kids, lead them out into the bush, and baby-sit them. For the entire book. Don't worry, the series does recover in book 7, so if you've made it this far in the series, just stick it out.
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
I think I started this 2 YEARS ago, and I have finally finished, thanks to the commute to uni :P
It's not that I didn't enjoy it, I just eventually forgot about it over time. So glad I began listening to it again, I can't wait to start the next (and last) book in the series!
Sally
Aww man, only one more book to go now! I'm so glad I finally got my act together and started reading this series. Just loving it - although I admit that I thought this one started off a LOT slower than any of the others, and I was originally thinking that it was going to be the first three-star book of the series o.O but then of course it picked up and I got way more into it. I think it was just all the fuss over the kids at the start which just wasn't as thrilling as all the other stuff, and I...more
Annemarie
I was wrong. This was a bit slower paced and not quite as action packed as the previous books however for me it was even more emotional with adding the young feral children.
I loved it! They cling to any normalcy they can like with the pseudo Christmas and playing games and telling stories. The little ferals.. They were strong and resilient how can we not admire them? I cried when they found Darina. I cried when Jack left weedy flowers for Ellie.. In the end this book was not a filler it was get...more
Nairabell
Ellie and her friends have decided that it's time for them to leave Stratton and return to the safety of Hell. Their time in Stratton has given them a chance to heal, but also a chance to betray and be betrayed. Still reeling from Lee's actions, Ellie becomes determined to rescue a group of feral orphans. What Ellie hasn't counted on is that the orphans may not want to be rescued.

This is the sixth book in the Tomorrow series (after Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead Of Night, The Third Day,...more
Wilton314
The Night Is For Hunting, the sixth book in the Tomorrow series by John Marsden, is as can't put it down as the previous ones. It has a different focus than before though. Less on Ellie, Homer, Lee, Fi and Kevin damaging the enemy and more on protecting themselves and nurturing the future by hiding where they are sure they will be safe, taking care of a bunch of feral kids they've rescued (against their will mind) and trying to remember the good times over the bad. I guess that is what this whol...more
William Ristau

Ellie and her friends are still hiding out in Stratton, after deciding not to return to New Zealand. That was until their safety is threatened, they decide to return to Hell once more. This time with a group of reluctant feral children. Can they protect and feed themselves and the four kids. When the safety of Hell is threatened for the first time during the war. They have to decide where to go.

This book takes place on May 22. In the city of Houghton, Australia. This is where they were invaded...more
Tyler Suzuki Nelson
Conclusion: It is incredibly difficult to write a review for a book that is a continuation in a series. How can I say much that is meaningful without giving too much away?!

This is the second last book in the Tomorrow series. Surprisingly, so late in the series, there is an introduction of some new characters. There is also some development of the existing characters.

I think the biggest difference about this book was how most of the plot concentrated on the development of the new characters and t...more
Jen
I think a lot of people probably will like this book less than all the others. Mainly because by book 6 if you're still reading, it's because you've got the formula down, you expect some explosions and close calls, and you like that! (I do) This book doesn't follow the formula the previous 5 did, but the tension is still high. I have to say I was bored by the first half, but really appreciated that Marsden changed the storytelling, introduced some new characters that showed the reader another si...more
Jake Allwood
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was an interesting deviation in the overall plot, but the negative is that it didn't fix that deviating until the very end of the book. What I'm trying to say, all that really happens that is important is character growth and one other thing which I shall not say. I'm saying that if you didn't read this book and just went on to the book after you would be able to find out what happened fairly easily, because not much did happen. I enjoyed the change but I want...more
Mish
This is the 6th book and the 2nd last in the final series. The teens had to witness so much death in this book that it was emotionally exhausting to read. Also they soon discover that even their hiding place, ‘Hell’, is not safe any more as the enemy are closing in. The ending left me hanging so you know something very big is going to happen in the final book. I extremely anxious now to find out how it’s all going to end.
Leah (Jane Speare)
I'm so amazed Marsden still manages to make every single one of these books so engaging and exciting. The mood of this one is a bit different from the previous five, and now I'm really looking forward to the last book! Though, I will REALLY miss the series once it's over. :P
Gretel
I think I liked this one the best so far. Not that the others were particularly lesser than this one, but I felt like there was something a little different, a bit more in this one, particularly the way the epilogue worked. It really leads up well to the final instalment.
Lyrica
Ab der zweiten Hälfte spannend und actionreich

Cover:
Mir gefallen die Farben auf dem Cover sehr gut, das Grün vermischt mit Gelb und Schwarz. Es passt sehr gut zu dem Inhalt und auch die drei Soldaten, die abgebildet sind, spielen in der Handlung eine wichtige Rolle.

Meinung:
Die Gruppe der Jugendlichen befindet sich noch immer in Stratton und Ellie sieht sich zu Beginn des Buches mit einigen persönlichen Problemen konfrontiert. Auch stellt sie immer mehr durch Äußerungen der anderen fest, dass sie...more
Ryan  Buckby
Amidst a brutal war with no end in sight, Ellie and her four remaining friends discover that their hidden refuge becomes a crowded place when they decide to care for an uncooperative crew of orphans. Things only get worse when Ellie and Homer learn that mysterious visitors have discovered their sanctuary. Has the enemy found them out?

ok this is the 6th book of the series and for me this was the book that was very quiet and nothing really happened as much as the other ones.

it had it's moments but...more
Danly
It starts with
One thing, I don't know why
It doesn't even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know, time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It's so unreal, didn't look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn't even know
Wasted it all just to watch you go
I kept everything inside and even though I tried it all fell apart
What i
...more
P.Sannie
Apr 28, 2013 P.Sannie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to P.Sannie by: Linda
I really like this series so far, but I think The Night is for Hunting is my least favorite at this point. If I could give it a half star, it'd definitely get a 3.5 but because the series is so good, I'm giving it a 4. Nothing extraordinary happens, which is fine, but I wonder how much it develops the overarching story.

In The Night is for Hunting, we see our heroes and heroines take on a group of orphaned children. The kids are independent-minded and have their own opinion about how they will su...more
Bri
I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5.

I love the Tomorrow Series and in my opinion, each book it really well done. However, I just couldn't get into it as much as the pervious five. The action was very limited and it was only so-so compared to what they've done in the past. I also thought the addition of the kids was....odd. It didn't jive with the rest of the series and IMHO, I didn't find myself liking a single one of them. They were all whiney and annoying. They really didn't add much plot-wise other...more
Lucille
This installment of the Tomorrow When The War Began series is a little more low key than the others, but still a really good read. The five have settled into West Stratton in Ellie's grandmother's house. Tensions are high in the group, and Ellie is having a difficult time getting on with anyone, especially Lee, who she caught with an enemy girl in the previous book. The group has constant concerns about patrols and being spotted by the enemy, but they also have to worry about a group of feral ki...more
Melbourne on my mind
Plot: Ellie and her friends are still hiding out in Stratton, after deciding not to return to New Zealand. But when their safety is threatened, they decide to return to Hell once more, this time with a group of reluctant feral children in tow. But can they protect and feed themselves AND four kids when the safety of Hell is threatened for the first time during the war?

Thoughts: This has a different tone and pace to the other books in the series, thanks largely to the addition of the orphans. It...more
Jo
As this series has progressed, the story has gotten darker and intense. In turn, the characters -- Ellie especially -- have had to get bolder, braver, and more heartless. It's been the only way for them to survive with their sanity intact. But all of that is thrown out the window when the group accidentally becomes the guardians of a group of children.

We ran across the "ferals" back in book five, when Ellie and co first arrived in Stratton. And this book sees them pick up five of the kids, and t...more
Sara
The Tomorrow series thunders on with the second to last book, "The Night is For Hunting".

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Georgie
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Melissa
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Amanda
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Luke
Feels more like a novella than a main series book.

I give this entry in the series a low score, not because it was badly written or a hard read but because there just wasn't anything to the story. You could literally skip this entry in the series and be none the wiser starting the final one. This whole book involves the group finding and adopting some feral kids....and babysitting them. That is all that happens for about 220 pages, they find the kids, lose the kids, find them again, throw them a...more
Karin
This 6th installment of The Tomorrow Series finds Ellie and her friends hiding out, once again, in Hell. After their daring and devasting blow to the enemy in Book 5, they know laying low is the only way they will be able to survive. The enemy is out for blood.

Two new things create complications for the Australian teens. Hell has always been their safe haven. No one has ever found the hideout or even gotten close so they’ve always been able to relax a little while their are there – until now. O...more
Jolanta Stephens
I had read some reviews on this book and some of them said that this book was one of the weaker ones in the series and that it lagged.

Did they read the same book I did??

The sixth instalment of the Tomorrow series is filled with non-stop action, heart stopping moments and eye-widening surprises. I did work out that I actually hadn't read this one and the final one as they came out after I had finished reading the others and I just obviously never got around to reading them.

I usually keep notes o...more
Maggie
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Phoebe Howell
i think this was the most relaxed sort of safe book compared to the others, but not by much.

most of it was dealing with their own troubles and i love the kids alot, i just rather it be just the original characters. i think they were just thrown in the book because the author didnt know what to write about tbh. i thought they should toughen up and stop whinging but i have to remember theyre only like 9/10 then i can deal with it. i d k
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See also: John Marsden.

His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. This was followed by Take My Word For It, a half-sequel written from the point of view of another character. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognized as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times i...more
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Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) The Dead of Night (Tomorrow, #2) A Killing Frost (Tomorrow, #3) Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow, #4) Burning For Revenge (Tomorrow, #5)

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“When it's all said and done, the only thing that matter in life are so damn simple. Family, friends. being safe and well. I think before the war a lot of people got sucked in by the crap on TV. They thought having the right shoes or the right jeans or the right car really mattered. Boy were we ever dumb.” 23 likes
“So I found myself telling my own stories. It was strange: as I did it I realised how much we get shaped by our stories. It's like the stories of our lives make us the people we are. If someone had no stories, they wouldn't be human, wouldn't exist. And if my stories had been different I wouldn't be the person I am.” 17 likes
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