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BUDDY READS: ARCHIVED > Tomorrow When the War Began (Tomorrow #1) by John Marsden → Start Date: June 29th, 2013

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message 1: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Please join Tessa, Kathryn and I in beginning a new series with a buddy read!


message 2: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Kathryn, just let us know if this day doesn't work and we can move it around!

I'm so excited for this one! I've wanted to read it for quite a while!

Can't wait!


message 3: by Becky (new)

Becky (booklovingcoffeeaddict) | 5093 comments Can you explain the title to me? LOL. The tense difference is messing with my head!


message 4: by Mimi (new)

Mimi | 205 comments I had to read this book for school when I was younger, it's really an Aussie ya classic. Glad you guys are reading it, this book makes me proud to be an Australian. (Sorry for the random comment)


message 5: by Becky (new)

Becky (booklovingcoffeeaddict) | 5093 comments Mimi wrote: "I had to read this book for school when I was younger, it's really an Aussie ya classic. Glad you guys are reading it, this book makes me proud to be an Australian. (Sorry for the random comment)"

Don't be sorry! That's awesome! I love random facts!


message 6: by Allie (new)

Allie I love this series - it had the greatest impact on me when I was a teenager. Probably the books I reread the most.
I wish you guys so much fun on this and hope you enjoy your read!


message 7: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments I'm really excited!!! ;D


message 8: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Jun 29, 2013 09:14PM) (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments okay, so I hope no one minds, but I just started this and there is a lot of name dropping. Which is great, full group of characters, but the narrator makes a point of saying that what she initially thought of everyone has drastically changed from before and after.
so I wanted to do a list of her before people & their traits and perhaps compare them after.

and this way I can remember the gaggle of kids :)
this is all in chapter 1:

Robyn: (view spoiler)
Fi: (view spoiler)
Kevin: (view spoiler)
Lee:(view spoiler)
Homer:(view spoiler)
Corrie:(view spoiler)
Ellie (mc):(view spoiler)

okay, think that's all she gives in the beginning. :)


message 9: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments okay, I'm 5 chapters in

and they are doing a great job of building the suspense
and I do appreciate the glossary in the front :)


message 10: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments 10 chapters in

I really like seeing how everyoe has changed. To me, the list above was really helpful as i went along

Robyn (view spoiler)

Connie (view spoiler)

Homer (view spoiler)

Ellie (view spoiler)

ooooh, I'm really liking this one!


message 11: by Trisha, lives on coffee (last edited Jun 30, 2013 12:39AM) (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments ch 12: (view spoiler)

ch 15:
and wow the article they found (view spoiler)


message 12: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments and I'm done. I thought it was very very very good!


message 13: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Oh no!!! no glassary??

Here, I'll put all the words in the glassary.

billy: containers used on fire for cooking

blokes: men

budgie: a parakeet

bush:the uncleared Australian countryside

carpark: parking lot

Charolais: breed of cattle

chooks: chickens

coolroom: a walk-in refirgerator

dinking: carrying a passenger on a bike

dunny: toilet

footy: Australian rules football

grog: alcohol

humpies: dog carriers

jackarooing: working as an apprentice farmer

keen: eager

knocked off: stole

Koories: Aboriginal inhabitants

mates: friends

mucking around: goofing off

myxo'd: poisoned

nuggety: compact

petrol: gasoline

pikers: unmotivated individuals

prams: small wagons

rack off: "go away" (said with anger)

shank's pony: walking

slabs:cases of beer

solicitors: lawyers

Textas: colored markers

torch: flashlight

trannie: transistor radio

Vegemite: sandwich spread

Vita Brits: breakfast cereal

wichetty grub: type of wormlike larva


I hope that helps ;)


message 14: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments Kathryn wrote: "halfway through chapter 7:

the suspense in the beginning was great. you knew something was going to happen, but they made you wait! Hell seems like a nice place, not like the name suggests.

Ell..."


YES! I love how you start to see them all change and try to help! I love your comment about Corrie and her NOW being useful! LOL!


message 15: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments yay! Yes! The bulldozer!!! Crazy idea right?!?!?

no worries about finishing, just read when you can ;)


message 16: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments what did you think?? like it??

are you planning to to continue the series???


message 17: by Clémentine (last edited Jul 05, 2013 01:59PM) (new)

Clémentine (clem06) | 82 comments Oh, I loved that book! I read it last summer (literally a year ago :o) because I was bored in Australia, and my NZ host mother recommanded it to me.
It was awesome, I literally couldn't put it down for days like the characters are awesome, Ellie is great, there's action, I learned Aussie words.. I had to buy the next one, so I read it right after but then I got lost in the 3rd (I don't know if it's because I was so busy with school or something) so it's still in my nightstand waiting for me. (Call me if you buddy-read book 3 ^^ ?)


message 18: by Trisha, lives on coffee (new)

Trisha | 31440 comments I'd love to! I really liked this one, I'd read book 2!!

when do you want to try to schedule it?


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