Title: Tomorrow when the war began
Author; John Marsden
Publisher; MacMillian Publishers
First Printed in; 1993
Available from; Most book shops and Library's
Ellie has a story to be told about her and her six friends: Homer, Fiona, Lee, Robyn, Corrie and Kevin.
In the beginning, Ellie and her close friends are camping in the outback of Australia, affectionately known as 'Hell'.
Things take a turn for the worst when upon arriving home, Ellie's house is deserted.
Her fears are realized when she finds the working dogs dead, still chained to their kennels and the power and phone cut off.
Seeing the situation at her house, Ellie suggests they go to Homer's house down the road. On finding that house deserted, some hard truths have to be confronted and plans have to be made.
After taking a look around town, and finding out through other sources, such as Corries radio, it soon becomes clear that their little town of Wirawee has been one of the first towns to be captured to the forces of an overseas army.
After much tough decision making, the group return, to plan their next move, and recuperate in the safety of Hell.
In the relative peace of Hell, the eight teenage guerrillas decide they should attempt to wage a hit-and-run guerrilla war against the invaders, who have made Wirawee a strategic base.
They devise a bold plan to blow up a vital supply bridge, by driving a petrol tanker underneath it and blowing it up. They succeed in their plan, thanks to their resourcefulness and their intimate knowledge of the town. Upon regrouping, they discover that Corrie has been shot, and this is the least of their troubles.
Hell isn't only a place for the damned, sometimes it's a place where the saved take...