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The night of no return.
John Marsden is a well-known Australian writer. He has had an outstanding career as a children's author, and thrives in the genre of action seen throughout every book he has written. Some of the most famous titles are The Tomorrow Series and The Ellie Chronicles. Suzi is an established Australian actress. She is a founding member of the Bell Shakespeare Company and has worked with leading Australian theatre companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company. Suzi's TV credits include Home and Away and The Kettering Incident on Foxtel's SoHo in Australia and BBC Worldwide internationally. Her film credits include The Loved Ones, Queen of The Damned and Love and Other Catastrophes. Suzi has recorded many audiobooks for Bolinda including Tim Winton's Dirt Music and the award-winning Tomorrow series by John Marsden.
A crop of sequels and series additions greet fans this fall. Australian author John Marsden's The Other Side of Dawn brings his Tomorrow series to its dramatic conclusion. Bestsellers in Australia, the seven-book series revolves around a dwindling group of teenagers fighting for their lives and Australia's survival against a brutal invading army. Here, as the war enters a final phase, the dangers for narrator Ellie and her friends seem greater than ever. Who among them will find a lasting peace?
Gr 9 Up-This final installment in the series takes place approximately one year after Ellie and a group of friends became reluctant guerilla fighters in the war that broke out while they were on a camping trip in the Australian bush. The teen and her surviving friends are asked to conduct raids and sneak attacks on the enemy, creating confusion among their troops at a critical point in the fighting. In spite of the great danger, they agree and the action intensifies. Ellie, the narrator, is a strong female character and the weight of her leadership responsibilities and the urgency of the situations the group faces are vividly conveyed. The action sequences are gripping and there is an expected amount of violence. The confusion, depression, and tensions that follow the end of the fighting are also realistically depicted. The book can stand alone, but the many references to the action and characters from the earlier titles make it a better choice for those already familiar with the series. Purchase where the previous books have been popular.-Michele Capozzella, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.