WHILE I LIVE
by JOHN MARSDEN
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New softcover book, 310 pages
The first book in The Ellie Chronicles the post-war series featuring the immensely popular Ellie Linton, heroine and narrator of the Tomorrow Series.
"We were halfway up the spur when we heard it. Homer and Gavin and I, just the three of us… I’d say there were fifteen shots in the first volley, evenly spaced, lasting about twenty-five seconds… All the way down the spur I’d heard the scattered shots, getting closer as I got closer, and all the way down I tried to think of reasonable explanations for them, and I couldn’t think of a single thing that made sense."
The town of Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly, like a flower after a cold snap. Businesses are starting to reopen, the school has commenced classes once again, and local farmers are gradually repossessing their land. But it's not the same Australia as before the war. A new nation exists just a few miles away, a new border that separates Australia from its invaders. Or does it?
For Ellie Linton, being back on the farm with her parents is what makes the terrible things that happened during the war – the things she, Homer, Lee, Fi and the others had to do – all worthwhile. It's where she belongs.
But the war won't let her go. A devastating tragedy has shattered any hope she ever had to reclaim her life, or herself. It's a new kind of fight. And the enemy isn't always from the other side of the border.
Packed full of action and high-drama, John Marsden delivers another fast-paced adventure that will thrill old fans and new readers alike. Perfect gift for all John Marsden fans, young and old.
About the author
John Marsden is one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and he has won or been shortlisted for every major award for children’s and young adult literature in Australia, including CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Children’s Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year, the National Book Award and numerous others. His first book, So Much to Tell You, was published in 1987 and because of its enormous popularity is also available now in a play version. The gripping war series which began with Tomorrow, When the War Began has broken all sales records for young adult fiction, and Burning for Revenge won the Bookdata ABA Book of the Year in 1996. John’s move into picture books has been highly acclaimed, following the release of Prayer for the 21st Century in 1997 and The Rabbits, illustrated by Shaun Tan, which was named CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 1999. After more than thirty books John is arguably one of the best known and most respected novelists for young adults. He lives near Melbourne where he is Principal of Candlebark School.
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While I Live - Book 1 in The Ellie Chronicles by John Marsden
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