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The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
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The Night is for Hunting (1999)

by John Marsden

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These books are so intense. I've felt every emotion for every main character. I just want to hug (and feed) Ellie and her friends. Their lives suck! Some reviews said you could skip this book and it wouldn't matter, but I'm glad I didn't.

You totally could though.

The last book is gonna be crazy, I can already tell. Might as well start crying now. ( )
  ZoeWashburne | Feb 16, 2018 |
The Night Is For Hunting by John Marsden is the 6th book in his YA Tomorrow series. The books deal with an unnamed country that is very much like Australia being invaded by an unidentified enemy. The group, that were high school seniors when the invasion occurred have been fighting and evading the enemy for some time now. In this book, they rescue a group of children that were living wild in a city and bring them back to the relative safety of the bush.

After the five previous books, the story is far from fresh, yet I have come to care for these characters and the story-lines always engage me. Living under these harsh conditions has forged a closeness for each other and the addition of having young children to care for makes them even more determined to fight on for a future. They vow to never surrender, to keep fighting as long as they are able, and to protect each other whatever the cost. With extra mouths to feed, they find themselves having to venture out on raids which leads to Ellie and her friends putting themselves in grave danger.

This particular book is the second to last book in the series and there is a lot of action at the end of the book setting up the 7th book to be an exciting end to the series. The Tomorrow series is compulsive, addictive and makes for a great escape from the everyday routine. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jan 7, 2018 |
246 pages. Fiction. Australia has been invaded by an unnamed power. The story continues the saga of 4 teens as they enveloped in the chaos of war. Written in the form of a diary. The story is engrossing. Marsden continues to explore how the war changes and matures these kids. New characters are introduced. This book builds on a series that is worth reading and owning..

  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
This sixth book in the Tomorrow series is just as exciting, exhausting and gripping as the five before. I love this series! ( )
  ABShepherd | May 15, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439858046, Paperback)

In the penultimate installment of the internationally bestselling Tomorrow series, Ellie and her friends look after a gang of orphans whose wild behavior reveals the true impact of war.

Amidst a brutal war with no end in sight, Ellie and her four remaining friends discover that their hidden refuge becomes a crowded place when they decide to care for an uncooperative crew of orphans. Things only get worse when Ellie and Homer learn that mysterious visitors have discovered their sanctuary. Has the enemy found them out?

Five ordinary teens brave the worst in this electrifying continuation of their battle to stay safe and sane in a war zone that was once their home.

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While trying to care for a group of abandoned young children, five Australian teenagers continue their struggle for survival and their resistance against the enemy invading their homeland.

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