Join Ellie as she tells the story of how her and her friends go on a camping trip during the holidays and on their return home, to find the place taken over by an unknown enemy, Furthermore, all their friends and family have been taken away.
Australia has been taken over and now it's up to Ellie and her friends to decide if they want to fight.
Book 1 of the 7 book series is the perfect adventure story. Marsden knows exactly how to captivate and keep you on the edge of your seat all the way. From how teenagers survive on their own, take to different situations, and how they go for so long without detection from an unknown enemy and help the war efforts. A very exciting and tense storyline.
These teenagers have a lot happening around them, and the fact that they are still only young, Marsden doesn't forget this, and works it in well throughout the book.
This book is a must read for teenagers or anyone who just loves action and adventure stories. It's hard to put down in a few words how good this novel really is. I originally read it as compulsory reading at High School, and I believe it should be in all schools. Even those who had never picked up a novel will find this interesting. Almost everyone will find a character that they can relate to in some small way.
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(Here you can read an extract of the book - highly suggested)