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Burning for Revenge (1997)

by John Marsden

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Series: The Tomorrow Series (5)

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Having been separated from the New Zealand rescue troops they were guiding, five Australian teenagers continue their resistance against the unknown enemy invading their homeland.

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Burning For Revenge felt like the most action packed instalment in the Tomorrow series yet. It was a breeze to get through and the plot rarely felt like it was stagnating which has been a problem in some of the previous novels. After the losses the group experienced in the Tomorrow 4, the victories were much needed. I thought Marsden balanced the heroism of the characters with Kevin's emotional state. It felt realistic and it was nice to see not everyone adapting as well to the crazy events unfolding around them. While a degree of suspension of disbelief is required, and the series is relatively formulaic, I'm still along for the ride. ( )
  mackinsquash | Aug 15, 2020 |
These books are nigh on impossible to put down. So addictive.
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
Het lukt de groep om de vijand een geweldige slag toe te brengen. Maar daarna moeten ze vluchten. Helaas kunnen ze niet in de buurt komen van hun schuilplaats in 'The Hell', Na een urenlange zwemtocht door de rivier komen ze in het plaatsje Straton terecht, waar ze overvallen worden door een straatbende kinderen.

(100e boek in mijn 'Challenge 2015'.)
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  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden is the fifth book in his Tomorrow series, my current favorite YA adventure series. The small group of teenagers are continuing to battle against the invaders but their biggest hope is that they can be reunited with their families and find a place of safety. More by accident than with any deliberate planning they manage to infiltrate an important air base and deliver a colossal amount of damage. Once again they are being hunted and are on the run. They decided to lie low for awhile and choose Ellie’s grandmother’s place which although abandoned and derelict makes a great hide-out.

While all the relationships within the group are constantly evolving, Ellie and Lee seem to be growing apart. Lee starts to take himself out alone at night and Ellie fears that he is continuing to wage war and will bring the soldiers down on them. When she follows him and finds him meeting with a young woman, Ellie is devastated but she also sees that this young woman is setting Lee up to be captured. She manages to thwart the soldiers and she and Lee escape. This book ends with the group having to decide once again whether to stay in their country and continue their fight or allow a helicopter to come and lift them out. Of course, they decide to stay and fight.

Although there wasn’t anything new to this story, I still enjoyed spending time with these now familiar characters. There was a nice blend of character development and out-and-out action that kept the pages turning. There were a couple of incidents in this book that I suspect will come into play in the next book and so, the journey continues for these guerrilla fighters. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Feb 3, 2017 |

My first book in the Tomorrow series for almost a year, as I've been trying to hunt down the second book that combines books 5-6-7. (The first one obviously contained numbers 1-4). I never meant it to take this long, but when I finally started it was as if I had never left Australia in the midst of their war.
As I've said a number of times before, I really liked this series. I'm a fan of dystopian stories and even if it is debatable that this is completely dystopian rather than war, I still like to think about this books as one of the first YA Dystopian novels, some sort of role model for all the rebelling (mostly) strong femaly characters to come. ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
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