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Kathleen Dixon
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've read a number of novels (and biographical accounts) about lives affected by war or invasion - they've either been historical, in a fictional future, or science fiction. This book is set in the present, which gives it an amazing impact. Of course, when I say "present", I notice it was published 20 years ago (!), but the only thing that showed that was when they were using 'walkie-talkies' to communicate. Oh yes, and the group of teenagers didn't take cellphones away with them on their campin ...more
I didn't realise that I had stumbled onto a cult classic when I found this on a relative's bookshelf. It definitely has an Aussie flavour, and at times the YA stuff intrudes into the story too much for me, but otherwise a mostly believable yarn about some kids who find strengths they didn't know they had when faced with threats to their families and their whole way of life in the guise of an unexpected war.
Dec 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult, war
Ellie and her friends return from camping in Hell, only to find that Australia has been invaded by an unknown enemy and their families and friends are being held captive. They return to Hell and become guerrilla soldiers doing all they can with their limited means and knowledge to create havoc for the enemy as they try to stay alive in a country that is no longer theirs. Great start to a wonderful series.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
I was looking forward to starting this series for a while, so you can imagine my disappointment. I just couldn't get into it. And it made me sad, because the premise was awesome. But I didn't like the first person diary style of writing and found the characters and dialogue to be annoying. Maybe it was just TOO young adult for me.
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Claire Fun
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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