Monday, January 31, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Tomorrow When The War Began 5: Burning For Revenge
Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Pan Australia
Release Date: 01-08-2010
The world is in flames...
You look behind – there's nothing but smoke. Ahead of you the future has just burst into flames.
Your life is on fire. The world's an inferno.
You're burning... with passion and fear, with love and rage.
You're burning for revenge.
Burning For Revenge is the fifth volume in the award-winning Tomorrow series.
John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. His previous titles include Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home and Millie.
John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. The school currently has 52 students, ranging from Prep to Year 7.
Book five in the Tomorrow When The War Began series goes back to the tried and tested formula Marsden found success with in the first three book in the series. With the group now back in Australia and fighting the enemy and also for survival, friction and low morale hits the group again. While Ellie remains the strong heroine of the group, we see others take on slightly different roles and personalities. Kevin breaks down, Lee betrays Ellie and more survivors are found.
The group finally manages to destroy the airfield that eluded them in the previous book, but at a cost again. This book returns to fine form and is full of suspense and action like the first three.